Retail Intelligence

Did You Know? November 22, 2016

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know? November 22, 2016

Did You Know … The winners of the Galway Chamber Business Awards have been announced? The overall Winner of the Galway Chamber Business of the Year Award 2016 was presented to Colm Feeney, Source and Supply Logistics. The company was established in Galway in 2000 and employs 90 people. There were six categories winners at the awards in total.

Did You Know … The GIY and Cully & Sully ‘Give Peas a Chance’ competition have been determined? The competition challenged teams to grow peas in their workplace. The winning team was Aura Leisure from Ranelagh, Dublin. They have won a food garden worth €3,000 for their chosen charity, Laura Lynn, Ireland's Children’s Hospice, as well as €2,000 worth of vouchers for Ballymaloe House and Cookery School.

Did You Know … Acti-Snack has launched its new Acti-Snack Bars in the sports nutrition category? The fruit, nut and seed bars come in 35g sizes of four different varieties: 'Fuel: Acti-Snack Fruit and Seed'; 'Endurance: Acti-Snack Cacao, Cashew and Cranberry'; 'Recovery: Acti-Snack Fruit, Nut & Soya'; and 'Detox: Acti-Snack Fruit, Nut & Golden Berry'.

Did You Know … Maltesers is following Toblerone’s lead and reducing its packaging size from 121g to 103g? The reduction is equivalent to a cut of almost 15%. A statement from Mars blamed the rising cost of raw materials for the change.

Did You Know … Aldi is launching a line of skiwear in its stores? The retailer is offering such products as Men's/Ladies' Ski Jacket (€29.99), Technical Ski Gloves (€6.99), Ski and Snowboard Goggles (€9.99) and 4K Action Camera with Wi-Fi (€69.99). The range will be available from 27 November.


Did You Know … Dunnes Stores is introducing a range of specialist clothing range for children with additional needs? The range covers from 3-14 years, and the clothes are designed to be soft, with flat seams, elasticated cuffs, and easy access for parents.

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