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Did You Know ...? 14 February 2023

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ...? 14 February 2023

Did you know ...? New research conducted by Tesco shows how Irish people prefer their steak cooked. Consumer research found that ‘medium rare’ was top of the grill with 33% of consumers saying that’s how they take their steak. ‘Medium well done’ was second with 23%, followed by ‘medium‘ (22%), ‘well done’ (18%) and it turns out rare is not on the menu for the Irish public. Only 4% of people said they love a ‘rare’ steak.

Did you know ...? Swiss consumer prices rose by 3.3% in January - marking a year that inflation has remained above the Swiss National Bank's 0-2% target range, data showed on Monday, reports Reuters. The increase was more than expected, with economists forecasting the year-on-year rate to rise to 2.9%, up from the 2.8% rate seen in December. Prices were 0.6% higher month-on-month due to more expensive electricity and gas. Hotel accommodation also recorded a price increase, as did bread and coffee.

Did you know ...? Albert Heijn has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Bonuskaart (Bonus Card) loyalty programme. The largest supermarket in the Netherlands introduced the AH Bonuskaart in 1998, reports From that moment on, customers could request a free bonus card, which allowed them to take advantage of a variety of special offers and promotions. After a week and a half, more than two million customers were already using the Bonuskaart, which was available as a key fob. Over the past 25 years, some 36 million bonus cards have been issued, the retailer said.

© 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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