Did you know… Roisin Hogan, the former star of BBC’s The Apprentice, will launch her new Hiro meals range in SuperValu stores this month? The Irish Times reported that the brand, developed in conjunction with Nature’s Best, offers ‘ultra low-calorie’ meal options.
Did You Know... A recent survey conducted by YouGov for Ricoh Ireland has revealed that seven in ten Irish consumers are more likely to buy from companies that they consider ethical and responsible? However, just one in four respondents said they think Irish companies operate in a responsible manner.
Did You Know... Maoam has unveiled a new campaign, which will see popular YouTube ‘vloggers’ taking part in a range of fun challenges, each with a summer theme? The Maoam Summer Challenge will see will put 8 vloggers into teams of two, with each pair taking on a #MAOAMchallenge. The campaign is designed to engage young consumers in a new way with the brand.
Did You Know... The cost of setting up a company could soon be just €1, with an application process that takes hours rather than days? The Irish Times reports that the European Parliament has passed proposals that allow new companies to be registered online, while drastically cutting costs. Currently, it costs €50 to set up a new company in the Republic of Ireland, and can take two to five days to register.
Did You Know... Pat the Baker has paid €7 million to buy rival Irish Pride, which went into receivership in June? The sale is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Committee, and includes the Irish Pride plant at Taghmon, Wexford. It is thought the move could secure 250 jobs.
Did You Know… Irish sandwich giant Greencore has been subjected to a dawn raid at its facility at Bromley-by-Bow, east London, following suspected immigration offences? According to The Mirror, a total of 32 people were arrested as part of the raid. A Greencore spokesperson told the paper, “‘We are determined to keep pace with the increasingly high quality of false documentation that is being produced, and will do everything that we can to ensure that this kind of incident does not recur in the future."
Did You Know... Culinary symposium Food on The Edge has been confirmed to take place on October 19 and 20, in association with GMIT? The event will be attended by experts in the food industry from around the world, including top international chefs and food innovators. As it is a student initiative, students with a valid ID can avail of specially priced tickets at €300, rather than €350.
Did You Know... One in three Irish holidaymakers pack their own tea or coffee when going abroad, according to a survey by Bank of Ireland. The research, undertaken to promote Bank of Ireland’s travel insurance products, also reveals that seven in ten miss their bed the most when abroad, while 57% miss family members and 37% miss their pets.
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