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Weekly Round-Up… 04 June, 2019

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Weekly Round-Up… 04 June, 2019

The Lidl Healthy Mind Healthy Planet Garden has been awarded a silver medal at Bloom 2019. The retailer teamed up with award-winning designer Svaja Vaicula and its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to showcase this garden using all Lidl products.

Nielsen will be hosting a breakfast entitled 'The Importance of Healthier Options' on 20 June, 2019 at the Green Isle Hotel, as it 'explores the changing landscape of healthy eating and drinking.' In the presentation, Nielsen will examine issues pertinent to Ireland's healthy eating landscape such as; what is actually considered healthy by consumers, appealing to the conflicted consumer, seasonality and much more. Nielsen will be joined by Emma Locker, Kellogg's European Marketing Manager, who will discuss their healthy consumer messaging and their journey to successful innovation in the health space. Tickets are priced at €155 (incl. tax). All ticket holders will receive an email with the Nielsen deck after the event. To book a ticket click here.

Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the ‘Transforming Innovation’ award from Kellogg´s, in the Americas. The award was recognition for a recent project in which Smurfit Kappa redesigned the cereal giant’s packaging to optimise its supply chain. The Smurfit Kappa team worked closely with Kellogg’s to identify a sustainable and innovative packaging solution requiring fewer cases during transportation.

Aryzta, the owner of the Cuisine de France brand, has called for a class action lawsuit initiated against it in the United States by a former worker at one of its facilities to be dismissed. The lawsuit claimed that Aryzta and a third-party personnel provider failed to pay minimum wage and overtime entitlements and breached other labour laws when Aryzta owned the so-called Cloverhill production facilities in Chicago.

A Tullamore grocery store has caused ructions online after unveiling their 'newest invention,' a Tayto cheese & onion milkshake. O'Connor's Grocery at Marian Place is renowned for its milkshakes and ice-creams, finding recent hits with loop the loop and brunch flavoured swirls. Their latest is dividing opinion, with one commenter describing it as "chronic" with others saying they'd happily give it a go. The store itself says, "It's actually delicious. Call in-store and try one for yourself."


US firm Brandes Investment Partners has cut its stake in Bulmers owner C&C again, reducing it to just over 6.9%. The disposal of more shares in the Irish drinks maker comes less than a month after Brandes previously cut is holding in C&C. At one stage in 2017, Brandes owned more than 12pc of the Irish drinks maker – a peak reached in October that year.

Speaking following the first meeting of the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine CAP Consultative Committee, the President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack said, that generating sustainable incomes for farmers must be central to the CAP Post 2020 policy and the focus must clearly shift to supporting people who are actively involved in farming.

© 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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