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Weekly Roundup, July 12, 2016

A lawsuit taken out against Musgrave by retailers in Carlow has been withdrawn. Carlow Shopping Centre was suing Musgrave after incurring losses after SuperValu announced it was leaving prior to Christmas, according to the businesspost.ie. It argued that Musgrave was required to keep the premises opened according to its contract and sought out an injunction to have the courts make the company uphold its commitment.

Aldi's plans to bring its supermarket to Dunshaughlin has hit a roadblock after Bord Pleanala sent out an appeal last month. The board will rule on this appeal this coming 1 November, setting back the possibility of developing of a new Aldi store, according to meathchronicle.ie.

Liam O Connor has been appointed as Business Development Manager, at Viessmann Refrigeration Systems' new office in Dublin. In addition, Viessmann is currently in the process of a finalising a distributer network that can support its target consumer base and give customers round-the-clock cover in service and maintenance.

Hammerson, a British commercial property development and investment company, and its joint venture partner, Allianz Real Estate, has established ownership of Dundrum Town Centre, located in Dublin. In addition, the companies will also receive other Chartered Land assists in Ireland including the land adjoining the Pavilions shopping centre in Swords, Co Dublin, according to Rte.ie.

Aldi is developing roughly 20 new job positions for its shops in Kildare, according to kfmradio.com. Aldi is looking to fill positions such as Store Managers, Assistant Store Managers, Stores Assistants and Stock Assistants.

Glastry Farm linked up with S.D. Bell, a leading coffee and tea business, to develop a Cappuccino ice cream for foodservice customers in both Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland. Glastry has also partnered with Bramblebery Jams of Lisburn to create a new Chocolate and Salted Caramel ice cream. The new ice creams are now available in five-litre tubs in hotels, high-end restaurant and cafes supplied by Glastry.

Clandeboye Estate Luxury Yoghurt is planning to develop a new production facility to provide the extra capacity needed for its popular artisan natural, Greek-style, flavoured yoghurts and smoothies. The news follows a surge in sales and  an increase in orders from retailers such as Aldi.

DoneDeal.ie has raised €37,370, for Educate Together, Dublin Simon Community and Fighting Blindness. Educate Together will use the money for the work involved in establishing North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School, which is anticipated to open in Bray this August.

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