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Did You Know, October 28 2015

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know, October 28 2015

Did you know… Connacht Gold entertained more than 100 guests last week at House on Dublin’s Leeson Street, to celebrate Connacht Gold’s Low Fat Butter #LoveTheTaste campaign? Pippa O’Connor, business woman and campaign ambassador was among guests at the event, which played host to a Most Tastefully Dressed contest, offering guests the opportunity to win a designer handbag and makeup. For further information, visit

Did You Know... Founder of Largo Foods, Ray Coyle is selling his remaining shares in the parent company of Tayto to German majority shareholder Intersnack? Coyle will sell his 25% stake in the company, but is expected to stay on as Chairman and a director at until 2017.

Did You Know... Aer Rianta International’s shopping concept The Loop has picked up two Frontier Awards at the TFWA in Cannes? The awards included Airport Retailer of the year for the recently redeveloped shopping area in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1.

Did You Know... Businesses across Clare and Dublin were the big winners at this year’s Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards, part of the Green Hospitality Conference held last week in Dublin’s The Marker Hotel? The Guinness Storehouse won the award for Waste Reduction and Packaging Reduction.

Did You Know... The first crop of commercially-grown sweet potatoes in Ireland may be harvested next year, reports Fitzgerald Nurseries, whose lab is in Enniscorthy, is currently testing 27 varieties of sweet potato, and already supplies plant material for North Africa and Southern Europe.


Did You Know... Aldi has introduced its range of Christmas cards and wrapping papers for this year, including charity cards to raise funds for CMRF Crumlin, St. Vincent de Paul, Barnardos, Dogs for the Disabled and Aware, which are priced at €3.99 for a pack of 10? Four-roll wrapping paper sets come in at €4.99 and come in a range of designs, while ribbons, giftbags and tags are also available.

Did You Know... Tesco is launching a new range of 100g Flavoured Butter Logs, supplied by Irish manufacturer Mr Crumb? The range includes both savoury and sweet flavours: Garlic & Herb, Red Chilli, Three Peppercorn, and Chocolate Chip & Maple Syrup. These will be merchandised in the Dairy Section, and are described as being perfect for spreading on toast or to add flavour easily to dishes.

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