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Weekly Roundup... 13 November 2019

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup... 13 November 2019

Coop Switzerland has introduced three new tea varieties, produced in China, Japan and Rwanda, under its Coop Fine Food brand. Coop Fine Food Rhubarb Blue Oolong is a traditional Chinese mixture of green- and black tea, which is flavoured with cornflower blossoms and rhubarb. It is available for CHF 7.95 (€7.21) per 100 gram pack.

Domino's Pizza is planning to create close to 500 new jobs in Ireland in what the company said is its biggest recruitment push, ahead of the planned opening of more outlets in the coming months. Domino's currently employs close to 2,000 people across its 85 Irish stores and is now seeking individuals to work in management positions and as team members and contract drivers.

Pingo Doce has become the first retail distribution chain in Portugal to launch private-label fresh milk, reports suggest. The supermarket chain, owned by retail group Jerónimo Martins, has also kicked off a new TV marketing campaign to promote the product. The product is available in lean and half-fat variants and comes in 100% recyclable packaging.

JD Wetherspoon has completed the purchase of HQ Bar and Restaurant in Dublin. Located on the capital's Hanover Quay at Grand Central Square, the venue has been purchased by Wetherspoon from previous owner Fulminis Limited for an undisclosed sum. and Re-Vision have announced a partnership to re-invent in-store personalisation through the introduction of AI-driven retail recommendations. The collaboration is one of the first of its kind in the grocery retail sector, and will create an exciting opportunity for retailers to personalise the shopping experience of customers, Intouch said in a statement.


The Indian arm of US-based Burger King has filed for a local initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to four billion rupees ($56.6 million) as it looks to open more restaurants in a country where international fast-food brands are gaining in popularity, reports Reuters. The Whopper Burger maker, which launched its first restaurant in India in 2014, competes directly with market leader McDonald's Corp and other restaurant chains such as Domino's Pizza.


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