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Did You Know ...? 11 July 2022

Did you know ...? Retailer Kaufland has opened what it claims to be one of the 'most modern and sustainable' greenhouses in Germany. The German chain is looking to focus on more locally-grown produce due to supply chain issues. In the new Kaufland greenhouse, strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers are grown and harvested all year round on an area the size of 22 football pitches, reports ESMmagazine.com. Some of the electricity and heat required for this is already being covered almost exclusively by renewable energy, with plans to move to 100% in the near future.

Did you know ...? Russian wheat export prices fell last week under pressure from the new crop, a weaker rouble and lower export tax, analysts said on Monday. Sanctions-hit Russia reduced its grain export taxes sharply on 1 July to support shipments in the July-June marketing season. Prices for the new wheat crop with 12.5% protein content and for supply from Black Sea ports fell by $17 to $358 a tonne free on board (FOB) at the end of last week, the IKAR agriculture consultancy said.

Did you know...? Pizza Hut has opened a new store in Drimnagh, Dublin 12, which will bring 25 jobs to the area, reports HospitalityIreland.com. The unit will operate from 12 pm daily, seven days a week. Lauren Murray of Pizza Hut Drimnagh stated, "We are over the moon to open the doors of Pizza Hut Drimnagh this month. So much hard work has gone on behind the scenes to get this location up and running and we are so excited to welcome this globally recognised brand to Drimnagh. We cannot wait to see what the local community thinks of the brand new location."

© 2022 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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