Weekly Round-Up... 03 September, 2019

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Weekly Round-Up... 03 September, 2019

After a successful collaboration in 2018, Nespresso Professional are again partnering with The Marker Hotel on their Le Drunch for a menu complemented by Nespresso coffees and cocktails, on each Sunday in September. Chef Gareth Mullins has created a menu featuring his signature Buttermilk Chicken and DJs Tara Stewart and Sally Cinnamon will be providing the relaxing music on each Sunday of the collaboration. ‘Le Drunch’ in collaboration with Nespresso with DJ Tara Stewart and DJ Sally Cinnamon takes place on Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 of September from 2-4pm. The menu cost is €35 per person and the Nespresso Horchatta Cocktail is €10.

Aldi Ireland was once again crowned Ireland’s Best Family-Friendly Supermarket for the second year running at this year’s National Parenting Product Awards on Wednesday. The retailer took home a total of 14 awards on the day, more than any other retailer, and an improvement on 2018 when it won 13 awards. The National Parenting Product Awards brings together parents and expert judges to select the brands best-beloved by Irish families across almost 50 categories. The National Parenting Product Awards was established in 2014 and aims to be the gold standard in assisting parents and parents-to-be in selecting the right products for their child.

With Autumn and Halloween around the corner, Starbucks has announced the return of its Pumpkin Spice Latte, marked to come back for 5th September. The popular festive hit is a combination of Starbucks Espresso Roast, pumpkin pie flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with heavenly whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. This time, however, Starbucks is also launching an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and Iced Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam Macchiato, as well as a vegan version to satisfy all types of customers.

Constellation Brands acquired a minority stake in Durham Distillery, a craft gin, vodka, liqueur and ready-to-drink canned cocktail producer located in Durham, N.C. Co-founded by Melissa and Lee Katrincic in 2013, Durham Distillery is already recognised as one of the top Craft Gin Distillery in the U.S. by USA Today. Additionally, Durham has earned more than 50 national and international awards, including “Best in the U.S.” for its Conniption Navy Strength Gin by the World Gin Awards. Durham produces premium Conniption gins, spirits that are both classic and contemporary.

ICSA president Edmond Phelan has called on the meat industry to forget about litigation against helpless farmers who are on their knees. It said that the only solution for individual meat factories is “to put cash on the table and offer a substantial price increase”. “Farmers cannot survive at current prices which are way below the cost of production,” he said. Phelan added that there could be no more talks with the meat industry while the threat of court fines hangs over farm representatives or individual farmers. “The solution to this is simple; it won’t be found in the courts. Pay farmers a fair price instead of paying lawyers big fees.”


Henkel welcomed U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to its North American Consumer Goods headquarters in Connecticut, where company leaders provided a tour of the newly-opened Henkel Experience Center and shared examples of Henkel’s sustainability commitments and innovative product packaging solutions that contribute to the circular economy for plastics. The newly-opened Henkel Experience Center brings to life the company’s proprietary consumer insights, digital technologies, omnichannel marketing expertise and commitment to sustainability for its customers.

Norwegian consumers are crossing the border into Sweden more often, while also spending less in domestic supermarkets, new data has found. The data, from Statistics Norway, found that in the period running from the third quarter of last year to the second quarter of 2019, around NOK 1.6 billion in cross-border trade was recorded. That's a 9.6% increase on the corresponding period the previous year. In addition, the number of day trips over the border has also increased, to 9.23 million, up from 8.1 billion the previous year, an increase of 13.9%.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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