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Did You Know...? 9 March 2021

By Maev Martin
Did You Know...? 9 March 2021

Did you know...? KIND has announced the launch of its newest flavour - Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate. The new bar is a combination of KIND’s two best sellers: Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salts meets Caramel Almond Sea Salt. The new gluten-free snack features smooth caramel, rich dark chocolate, contains 59% of nuts and a sprinkle of Brazilian sea salt. The KIND snack range are gluten-free and have no artificial ingredients or preservatives. KIND Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate is available in stores nationwide and RRP is €1.99.

Did You Know...? Italian confectionery company Ferrero has launched ice cream sticks in France in three varieties – Raffaello and Ferrero Rocher in dark and classic variants, according to local media reportsRaffaello comprises a coating of grated coconut and chopped almonds enclosing coconut ice cream.  Elsewhere, the Ferrero Rocher ice cream sticks are made with hazelnut ice cream wrapped in milk or dark chocolate, similar to that of the popular chocolate brand. The products are available in packages of four, at a suggested retail price of €3.89.

Did You Know...? Carrefour Belgium has collaborated with Deliveroo to deliver groceries to customers' homes in less than 30 minutes, according to a report in www.gondola.beThe service will allow tens of thousands of customers to order products from Carrefour via Deliveroo. It will be rolled out in Brussels this weekend, followed by Antwerp, Ghent, and Liège at the end of this month, the report said. The retailer had teamed up with Uber Eats previously, but is now relying on a new delivery partner in Deliveroo.

Did You Know...?  Spar Italy partner Aspiag Service donated more than 1,000 tonnes of unsold food in 2020 to local charities as part of its commitment to reduce food waste and help people in need. A total of 590 company-owned stores donated to over 200 charities last year, which contributed to the preparation of more than 2.3 million meals for people in need, reports  Francesco Montalvo, general manager of Aspiag Service, said that the company's “commitment to curb food waste is a priority and a deeply consolidated practice for us. Our company has been donating unsold food since 2003 by partnering with local charities such as the Food Bank and Last Minute Market.”

Did You Know...? The latest accounts for Tennent's NI have revealed that the beer and cider company's pre-tax profits increased by £500,000 during the year that ended on February 29, 2020, while its revenue rose by £3 million. As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, the accounts reveal that the company's pre-tax profits increased from £6.1 million to £6.6 million during the 12 month period while its revenue rose from £55.7 million to £58.7 million. Additionally, the number of people employed by Tennent's NI, which is part of the C&C Group, decreased from 104 to 93, the amount that the company paid in excise duties increased from £6 million to £12.99 million and its net turnover decreased from £49.7 million to £45.7 million.

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