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Weekly Roundup... 21 January, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup... 21 January, 2020

Christmas FM, which is sponsored by the premier FM sponsors Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post, has announced that it has far exceeded it's original goal to raise funds of €250,000 and instead raised €412,021 for Barretstown, their chosen charity for 2019. The funds raised will now allow the charity to afford to fund over 1,400 days of life changing programmes for seriously ill children, as opposed to the expected 850 days at at Barretstown Castle in Co. Kildare.

Irish goods exports decreased by €2.3 billion (-17%) to €11.9 billion in November 2019 compared with October 2019, according to the Central Statistic Office's (CSO) preliminary figures. According to the report, the value of goods exports for November 2019 was €12.6 billion, which represents a decrease of €271 million (-2%) when compared with November 2018.

Upmarket UK retailer Waitrose & Partners has launched a new range of private-label, gut-friendly soups under the brand 'Love Your Gut'. The range has been developed by nutritionists, and presently offers two SKUs – carrot, apple and turmeric soup, and multigrain soup. The first soup blends carrot, apple, coconut milk and cider vinegar with a hint of turmeric. The multigrain soup combines chickpeas, millet, pearl barley, and lentils in a rich tomato sauce.

Nestlé has announced plans to launch a new range of Starbucks coffee products in grocery stores across the US in February of this year. It will strengthen Starbucks' coffee offering by giving customers the option to enjoy the beverage in the comfort of their homes. It includes, among others, cold brew concentrate, fresh brew coffee, and blends of Starbucks coffee with essential vitamins and golden turmeric.

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