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Weekly Roundup, February 28, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup, February 28, 2017

GSK has launched a new partnership with Barretstown and the SeriousFun Children’s Network. To celebrate the €1.2 million partnership, GSK invites employees’ children along for a morning of ‘serious fun’. At the launch, Aidan Lynch, General Manager of GSK Pharmaceuticals Ireland, said, “GSK’s relationship with Barretstown goes back to its very beginning and we are so proud to have played a part in helping them impact and change the lives of so many children and families.”

Ireland’s first gluten-free stout has been launched. The stout, created by 9 White Deer in Co. Cork, is part of a range of gluten-free beers titled the ‘Stag Saor’ range, and also includes a Red Ale, a Pale Ale, an IPA, and a Kolsch.

Newspread is to distribute this year’s Trócaire boxes to almost 4,500 retailers. Newspread is Ireland’s leading wholesaler and distributor of indigenous newspapers and magazines and will leverage its extensive network to distribute the Trócaire boxes ahead of Ash Wednesday, 1 March.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has been notified of a proposed acquisition by McMullan Bros. Limited. The acquisition, which would occur through Maxol Limited, is to acquire the property and business operations of Melia’s Harold’s Cross motor fuel service station, in Dublin 6w.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is bringing La Primavera to Dublin with a two day pop-up market. The market is ‘a celebration of the start of spring’ and will offer a variety of the flavours of Italian spring to visitors. It will run on 30 and 31 March.

Prizefight Whiskey has been launched as a collaborative Irish whiskey. The whiskey is distilled and aged by West Cork Distilling in Ireland and finished in American rye casks by Tamowrth Distilling in New Hampshire. Prizefight Irish Whiskey is available in select bars and retailers in Dublin.

Associated British Foods has announced ‘excellent’ H1 2017 progress. The multinational food processing and retailing company issued the trading update for the period ending 4 March, stating that sales at its Primark (Penneys’ in Ireland) would be up 2%.

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