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Did You Know, March 8, 2016

Published on Mar 8 2016 7:38 AM

Did You Know, March 8, 2016

Did you know… Bord Bia research has revealed that eight out of ten Irish people still use recipes passed on to them by parents and grandparents? The survey also found that the most likely in Irish families to pass on recipes are mums (35%) and sisters (30%), with only 3% of dads and brothers doing so.

Did you know… Musgrave Group is doubling its orders of high protein, sugar-free ice cream Wheyhey? Musgrave was one of the first retailers to stock Wheyhey and is boosting its supply due to increasing customer demand. Damien Kennedy, Co-founder of Wheyhey commented, “Musgrave Group were early adopters of Wheyhey, and it is a pleasure to have this partnership continue as our businesses thrive.”

Did you know… Lidl in Limavady, Co. Derry, has defended its 90-minute parking restrictions, which have seen a number of local shoppers being fined? According to, the store uses a number plate recognition system to prevent people using its car park for everyday use. It says the restrictions are clearly signposted, and that many customers have also complimented the system.

Did you know… Greenpeace have called out Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo for not doing enough to prevent deforestation? The charity contacted 14 major companies that had committed to its campaign to protect rainforests and found that these three companies were the worst performers in this regard.

Did you know… Aldi will be selling a range of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise starting Sunday, 13 March? Among the available products will be novelty shamrock skillets, badges, face paint, flags, and a number of different hats.

Did you know… Tayto Northern Ireland is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with an extensive marketing and promotional campaign? This coincides with the push by many other Northern Irish food and drinks companies to promote the region’s quality food and drink in 2016.

Did you know…  The European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition is to examine the proposed takeover of 50% of Slaney Meats by ABP, The Irish Times has reported? The paper said that the Directorate will examine the deal because it involves business dealings in more than one jurisdiction.

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