Did you know?... Fortnum & Mason has introduced a ‘sparkling tea’ range as an alternative to sparkling wine. The organic Copenhagen Sparkling Tea collection has both alcoholic and non-alcoholic bubbles made using a white wine base for alcoholic versions, and grape juice for the non-alcoholic fizz. The drinks are available in three variants, two alcoholic and one non-alcoholic, with an average RRP of £18.
Did you know?... Iceland has become the only supermarket chain in the UK to sell plastic-free chewing gum. Simply Gum is made from all natural ingredients and is completely biodegradable, making it better for the environment. The gum is made from a tree sap called chicle which is extracted from the sapodilla tree, native to Central America.
Did you know?... In the UK, new research has found that 60% of Brits are unaware that their Cadbury Flake 99s have not realised that most ice cream vans have swapped the Cadbury’s staple with a cheaper alternative. A further 70% said that they wouldn’t even consider the chocolates to be faked.
Did you know?... Waitrose has become the first retailer in the UK to start selling private-label home-compostable coffee pods. The retailer will introduce the environmentally friendly pods by December this year, made from cardboard packaging. They will be compatible with Nespresso machines.
Did you know?... Dublin-based metal and glass packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group announced the opening of its new can ends facility in Manaus, Brazil. The new facility houses state-of-the-art production and inspection equipment with the capacity to produce 12 million ends per day. Over 80 people will be employed at the new facility.
Did you know?... The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Tom Duggan, has called for Heinz to be fined $10 million for misleading customers by claiming one of its snacks which is marketed for toddlers was ‘beneficial’ for young children. Heinz has said that the penalty is extreme and “oppressive”, and suggested that $400,000 would be ‘a more appropriate figure’.
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