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Did You Know ... August 16, 2016

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Did You Know ... August 16, 2016

Did You Know ... Avoca’s quarterly reports show it equalling sales levels from before its takeover by Aramark? The luxury goods company made $16m in sales this quarter, roughly on par with what it made before it was bought by the US catering giant last year.

Did You Know ... Fyffes has called on football fans to rally behind Dundalk FC ahead of their UEFA Champions League qualifier? The main sponsor is backing Dundalk FC’s ‘#GreenArmyNeeded’ campaign and encouraging all football fans to support the club as they play Legia Warsaw on August 17.

Did You Know ... Celebrity chefs Edward Hayden and Catherine Leyden are set to host the Kennedy Summer School Tea Party at the Kennedy Homestead in Wexford on 9 September? As part of the festivities, Catherine will re-create the cake President Kennedy enjoyed in 1963 when he visited the homestead on his tour of Ireland.

Did You Know ... Almost 34,000 unsafe products were prevented from entering the Irish market last year? That’s according to the recently formed Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, which recently published its first report for the period 31 October 2014 to 31 December 2015.

Did You Know ... Glanbia Nutritionals have designed a new product called EasyFlav? EasyFlav is a “flavour optimiser” for whey protein products, a food category that’s grown 13% since 2010.


Did You Know ... The number of tourists visiting Ireland has risen by 500,000 so far this year? That adds up to a sizeable 13 percent increase over 2015. The majority of visitors are coming from the UK and North America.

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