Weekly Roundup... 07, January 2020
Published on Jan 7 2020 10:15 AM
The UK's forthcoming exit from the European Union should act as a catalyst for Danish firms to seek a wider range of export markets, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Dansk Erhverv, has said. According to Dansk Erhverv, some 60,000 jobs are linked either directly or indirectly to exports to the UK, while in 2018, Denmark exported goods worth DKK 46 billion (€6.2 billion) and services worth DKK 60 billion (€8 billion) to the country.
Italian food company Gruppo Granarolo has obtained a loan worth €30 million from BNP Paribas for its sustainability initiatives, reports suggest. Over the next five years, the company will use the money to develop and carry out a series of industrial activities to further reduce the consumption and weight of plastic in its packaging, and also focus on making it easier to recycle and reuse.
New sustainable café concept Blue Bird Coffee Roasters has been opened by KSG Catering at Cork Airport.
Blue Bird Coffee Roasters champions sustainable initiatives and uses ethically-sourced speciality grade coffee beans direct from Columbia. Its coffee is roasted daily and stored on-site in reusable sealed containers, lowering its transport carbon footprint.
Drone delivery firm Manna Aero has closed a seed funding round of $5.2 million (€4.7 million) and announced that it plans to launch food delivery by drone services in Ireland with online food delivery platform Flipdish in March of 2020.
Brazilian retailer GPA renovated a total of 20 Pão de Açúcar supermarkets in 2019, following the rollout of a new store format in September 2019. Of the total store renovations, 15 were located in São Paulo (including the group's flagship store in Jardim Paulista), three in Rio de Janeiro and two in the Federal District.
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