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Did You Know ...? 10 January 2023

Did you know ...? A new range of cooking and meal prep Specialbuys is now available in 155 Aldi stores nationwide, including air fryers, soup-makers, blenders, and handy storage solutions – all at low prices. Save precious time and money by meal-prepping for the week ahead. Shoppers can now stock up on items such as meal prep containers (€4.99). They can keep food fresh for longer with glass food storage dishes (€5.99). Make overnight oats or fruit salads with the help of the prep & go jar (€5.99). The  bento box (€6.99) includes two compartments, a sauce container, and a knife and fork. The range also includes a halogen air fryer (€39.99), with a timer, self-cleaning function, and adjustable temperature. Another option is the 4.5-litre air fryer (€49.99), which comes with a digital display, basket and timer.

Did you know ...? Workers removed the branding from McDonald’s outlets in Kazakhstan’s biggest city, Almaty, on Friday 6 January, after the fast-food giant’s local business appeared to fall victim to collateral damage from the Russian-Ukrainian war, reports Reuters. The brand’s exit from the Central Asian nation of 20 million divided opinion on social media and among onlookers near one of the Almaty restaurants where workers were taking down the large white letters from the top of the building. “It was one of the nicest places where I used to spend time with my friends,” said local resident Karina, who only gave her first name.

Did you know ...? Dutch retailer Vomar Voordeelmarkt has reported a 30% increase in turnover in full-year 2022, positioning itself as the fastest-growing supermarket in the Netherlands for the sixth year in a row. Commenting, Aart van Haren, Vomar’s general manager, claimed that the group’s strong performance was due to shoppers increasingly seeking out more value options, saying, “Over the past year, we have proven to consumers that they can make significant savings on their daily shopping with Vomar, without compromising on quality.”

© 2023 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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