Weekly Roundup, 26 July, 2016
Published on Jul 26 2016 10:22 AM
Dublin-based drinks company Coman Beverages Ltd has launched a new gin and a new tonic. With the increasingly-evident gin revival still in full flow, Comans has launched 6 O’Clock Gin and 6 O’Clock Tonic into the Irish market. The two new products are the creation of family-run Bristol-based fruit liqueur specialists Bramley & Gage.
According to the Bank of Ireland's Economic Pulse survey, business and consumer sentiment in Ireland fell in July. In the wake of Brexit, the survey recorded the lowest reading so far this year with the Consumer Pulse falling from 96.8 in June to a 2016 low of 89.7 in July and the Business Pulse coming in at 91.6, 11.1 points lower than June.
Tesco Ireland has announced that it is once again selling the world’s hottest chilli pepper, the Carolina Reaper. The chilli pepper, which is said to be 400 times hotter than the average jalapeno pepper, went on sale in 50 Tesco stores throughout Ireland for just €1.49 yesterday, 25 July.
Drinks company Britvic has announced that revenue in Ireland amounted to €39.9 million in Q3 according to Independent.ie. It said that its Irish brands Ballygowan and MiWadi have continued to perform strongly, with sales increasing during the quarter.
Experts are encouraging a ban on the sale of energy drinks to people under the age of 16, according to BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Studies have linked the the consumption of energy drinks in adolescents to a wide array of health complaints such as headaches, stomach aches and sleeping problems.
A 25-year-old woman has lost a €60,000 damages claim against Polish food specialist Polonez. The law student fractured her finger and lost a nail when she caught her finger in the door of Polonez' Cork Street store in Dublin. The judge said no fault was found with the door and that the complainant had simply been careless.
A 25-year-old man has been told to repay the owner of a Londis store €1,000 a month for the next year after he was found to be making fraudulent lottery payouts when working for the store. According to Independent.ie, the owner of the store realised what was happening when three €150 payouts were made on a day when the lotto machine was not working.
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