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Did You Know ...? 13 June 2023

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ...? 13 June 2023

Did you know ...? Smooch ice cream has announced a new partnership with Hotpress magazine to launch its new summer flavour - Bubblegum Bliss. The Irish ice cream brand recently launched its new flavour at an event which featured Irish music acts auch as Tullamore trio Chasing Abbey and wexford pop artist Saige. Bubblegum Bliss is available now in selected Smooch stores across the country, with this event already sparking a noticeable increase in store footfall. The success of the launch will 'guarantee another busy summer season for Smooch'. The brand recently scooped a gong at the national SFA awards for best food and drink brand.

Did you know ...? Belgian retail corporation Colruyt has announced it has tested a new technology to ensure that shelves remain optimally stocked, while also measuring how many customers enter the store and how busy it is at the checkout, reports The technology, developed entirely by Colruyt Group’s Smart Technics innovation team, links sales figures to the store's stock and the location of the products on the shelves. This information is displayed in the form of a floor plan on a screen in the store's stock area.

Did you know ...? Aldi USA and grocery delivery app Instacart have announced the launch of Aldi Express – a new virtual convenience store that seeks to provide quick delivery of the discounter's products to customers. The service is now available to customers from more than 2,100 Aldi locations across the country, and will include convenience items such as prepared foods, snacks and drinks along with grocery staples and household essentials. Aldi says the service gives customers access to nearly 2,000 popular items, delivered as quickly as 30-minutes.

Read More: Did You Know ...? 6 June 2023

© 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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