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Weekly Round-Up… 29 May, 2018

By Publications Checkout
Weekly Round-Up… 29 May, 2018

The Ardagh Group, the Irish based global glass container producer, announced that it has collaborated with McIlhenny Company, producers of Tabasco brand products, to introduce a 150th Anniversary bottle for the world’s most famous pepper sauce.

Northern Irish dairy company LacPatrick Dairies said it will pay suppliers in the Republic of Ireland a price of 32c/L including VAT for milk supplied in April. This price is made up of a base price of 30.25c/L (held from last month) with a top-up of 1.75c/L paid on all manufacturing supplies.

Revenue officers at Dublin Airport seized 45,000 cigarettes and 70 kilos of tobacco last week with a potential loss to the Exchequer of €51,3755 in Dublin Airport. Officers in County Meath also seized 670,000 contraband cigarettes representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €299,000.

Nestlé has partnered with hundreds of venues across the UK and Ireland to encourage families to spend more time together and do something fun as part of the new ‘Kids Go Free’ on-pack promotion. Nestle’s brands, like Smarties Rowntree’s and Milkybar, will contain a unique code that can be exchanged for one free child ticket when buying a single ticket at hundreds of venues across the UK and Ireland.

Irish Distillers has added two new and experimental, limited edition Irish whiskeys to its Method And Madness range; Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Virgin Hungarian Oak and a 28-year-old Ruby Port Pipe Single Cask Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.


The President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, has said the decision that any trade agreement between the Mercosur Group and the EU will now have to be ratified by the parliaments of each individual Member State has given Ireland “a perfect opportunity” to stop what he believed is “a potentially catastrophic development for the Irish beef sector”.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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