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Weekly Round-Up… 23 April, 2019

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Weekly Round-Up… 23 April, 2019

Walkers Crisps has said that its ‘LitterHeroes’ have collected over 75 bags of litter in the city of Leicester, as part of its partnership with the Great British Spring Clean. Founded by Keep Britain Tidy, the Great British Spring Clean is the biggest volunteer event in the country, bringing half a million people together to clean up communities across the UK.

Krispy Kreme, the doughnut maker that recently set up in Ireland last year, is reportedly scouting locations for a second Dublin outlet. According to the Sunday Business Post, Krispy Kreme is looking at a move into the city centre. The chain opened its first Irish outlet in Blanchardstown in September, with a 24-hour drive through in operation. The drive-through saw its opening hours significantly curtailed after a series of noise complaints late into the night. Since the company struck a deal with delivery service Just Eat to have their products listed for delivery.

Ardagh Group recently announced the planned expansion of production at its Jacareí and Manaus can and end facilities, respectively. These projects aim to meet its customers’ growing demand for infinitely-recyclable and sustainable aluminium packaging. Since 2017, the Jacareí facility, located near Sao Paolo, has been operating at full capacity. Ardagh’s Manaus ends facility, commissioned during 2018, will also increase capacity to meet growing customer demand.

Fresh Del Monte Produce has 2019 results prior to the market opening on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and will host its quarterly conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s financial results. Hosting the call for the Company will be Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Eduardo Bezerra, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Christine Cannella, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.

After its initial launch as a travel retail exclusive item and select markets in Asia, Jack Daniel’s is officially introducing Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to the United States. A double-barrelled and double-mellowed expression of its classic Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 TennesseeWhiskey, the premium bottle brings a fusion between warm maple and toasted oak to create a rich and refined finish suited for today’s whiskey aficionado.


Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the back of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products.

Starbucks Coffee Company, Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank today announced they are teaming up on a portfolio of solar farms across Texas. As a part of the deal, two solar farms developed, built and now operated by Cypress Creek, one of the nation’s leading solar companies, are providing enough energy for the equivalent of 360 Starbucks stores in Lone Star State, including stores in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Arlington.

© 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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