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Did You Know...? 21 September 2021

Did you know...? M&S Food has announced the launch of its Christmas range this year, which will be in-stores up and down the country from today. The range includes light-up snow globe liqueurs – last year’s sell-out superstar gift gets even sparklier and more stylish –and the 'first ever' light-up chocolate box. And it’s clear that Brits are ready to start the celebrations early this year. Last week alone, there were 500,000 searches for Christmas on the M&S website and already M&S said it has sold nearly 1,000 frozen turkeys as shoppers start prepping for the festive season.

Did you know...? SPAR Austria has launched a new organic food range comprising 200 SKUs, free from added sugar and aimed at meeting nutritional needs of children. The new product range is part of the retailer's sugar reduction strategy that began in 2017. As part of the startegy, SPAR Austria has removed over 2,000 tonnes of sugar from its private-label products and has set up an industry-wide sugar reduction alliance – Zucker Raus – supported by health professionals and researchers.

Did you know...? O’Brien’s Sandwich Cafés has announced that three-time Irish Olympian Natalya Coyle will be the new face of their much-loved Irish Cafés franchises. O’Brien’s said it is proud to have an incredible woman in sport on their team and to celebrate all Irish athletes that took part in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo this Summer. O’Brien’s have teamed up with Meath native Natalya Coyle as they take on their 33rd year in business. Commenting on her new role Coyle said, “I was a part of the fantastic Team Ireland in Tokyo and now I am part of another great Irish team here at O’Brien’s Sandwich Cafes."

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