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Weekly Round-Up... 17 September, 2019

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Weekly Round-Up... 17 September, 2019

SuperValu and Centra stores in Northern Ireland have been shortlisted for a total of nine awards in six categories at Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards, highlighting once again the excellence on offer across both brands. Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards, taking place on September 18th, are the only specialist awards in Ireland for the convenience and forecourt retailing industry. They act as a benchmark of success in the industry and are hotly contested each year.

Carrefour Polska has rolled out a 'Poleceni' (referrals) feature in its e-grocery store that allows shoppers to avail large discounts on their purchases by recommending others to shop online at Carrefour. The move aims to encourage more customers to shop online, and establish Carrefour as a leader in the grocery e-commerce sector in Poland, the retailer said. Michał Sacha of Carrefour Polska's marketing, digital, IT, e-commerce and financial services department, said, "Command and recommendation systems are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, which is why we decided to launch them in Poland in our e-store. We are convinced that [...] this we will gain many new, loyal customers."

PepsiCo Recycling and Jeff Kinney, acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's book series, today announced the "Be Awesome! Recycle!" campaign. Just in time for back-to-school, this will support PepsiCo's Recycle Rally program, which provides U.S. K-12 schools with an array of recycling resources and incentives. The campaign features beloved Diary of a Wimpy Kid character Rowley Jefferson encouraging kids to start recycling and embody the idea that "awesome kids care."

Danish retailer Netto is testing a new digital platform - Fillop - that allows customers to purchase basic groceries online. Presently, it is being beta-tested with select customers and is expected to go live across Denmark in early 2020, the retailer said. According to data from Nielsen, around 14% of consumers in Denmark have tried to buy groceries online. However, more than half of Danes still prefer to buy fresh produce from stores, data from Aim Create has revealed.

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has announced the appointment of Kerry Foods executive Bob Carnell as the chief executive officer of its UK division. Most recently, he served as the managing director of Kerry Foods Consumer Brands business in the UK and Ireland. Carnell was instrumental in managing the integration of Noon Products into Kerry Foods, and developing the company's multi-channel business.

© 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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