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Did You Know ... January 4, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... January 4, 2017

Did You Know ... Cork start-up Rebel Chilli has begun exporting to both Dubai and the UK? The company sells to 300 stores in Ireland, including 50 Dunnes Stores outlets and 25 Supervalu stores.

Did You Know … Manufacturing in Ireland rose to a 17-month high in December? According to the Investec PMI index, manufacturing rose to 55.7 at the end of 2016, its highest level since mid 2015.

Did You Know … Families in the UK were shocked to find glowing green meat in their Christmas turkeys? The cause of the discolouration is believed to have been due to a degenerative muscle condition known as Green Muscle Disease. Turkeys sold to Tesco Ireland were unaffected, as Tesco Ireland sources all its turkeys in Ireland.

Did You Know ... Irish shoppers are spending more online, according to Eurostat? The statistical office reported 59% of Irish people buying goods online in 2016, above the EU average of 55% but below such highly-penetrated countries as Norway (78%), Denmark (82%) or the UK (83%).

Did You Know ... Small Business are poised to create 20,000 new jobs in 2017? 64% of SFA member companies are planning to take on additional staff which will give a boast to towns, cities and villages across Ireland.


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