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Did You Know ... August 15, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... August 15, 2017

Did You Know … Belvedere Vodka has been awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ for the third consecutive year at the International Spirits Challenge 2017 (ISC)? The Spirits Challenge competition used an independent judging process, with more than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide.

Did You Know … Just Eat has revealed that 67.5% of Irish consumers look for gourmet food options at festivals? Its research also found that 29% of consumers will look for Spice Bags at the next festival they go to, with 25.3% on the lookout for American food.

Did You Know … Ryanair has called on British airports to restrict alcohol sales to reduce antisocial behaviour on flights? The call follows a spike in disruptive behaviour on flights due to excessive alcohol consumption, reports The airline has already banned the consumption of duty-free alcohol on its flights.

Did You Know … online retail giant Amazon is looking at the technology behind army rations in a bid to find a profitable approach to ready meals? reports that it is looking at technology developed for the US military to produce prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, and that it is hoping to enter into the ready meals market next year.

Did You Know … Japanese department store chain Marui is to test bitcoin transactions in its stores? The digital currency will be trialed as an alternative payment method through October 31 in one of the retailer’s locations in Shinjuku.


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