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Did You Know ...? 22 March 2022

Did you know ...? Chicago wheat rose on Monday – for a second session in three – as the Russian-Ukrainian war and dry weather in parts of the US Grain Belt raised concerns over global supplies. Corn and soybeans climbed by about 1% each. “Wheat prices have declined since hitting their peak earlier in March, which is generating some buying interest,” said one Singaporean-based grain trader, “but the war is not anywhere close to [...] over, and supplies from the Black Sea region remain an issue.”

Did you know ...? A nationwide event called Dining Week, which is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) and Fáilte Ireland, will take place next month (Tuesday 19 April until Thursday 28 April), with over 400 restaurants expected to take part. A new platform called Early Table will also be launched during the event. Diners who book through Early Table will receive a 25% food discount. Restaurants load tables onto Early Table according to how many extra customers they want to attract on a given day or night.

Did you know ...? Belgian retailer Colruyt has announced the addition of two new SKUs to its Cara beer range: Cara Blond and Cara Rouge. Cara Blond is a strong blonde beverage (8.5%) featuring malty notes and bitterness from fresh hops. Cara Rouge is a cherry-based brew (7.5%) catering to people with a taste for strong fruit beers. Koen Debusschere, a purchaser at Colruyt, said, “The taste of consumers is changing. Customers are now more likely to buy a strong blonde beer or a fruit beer –we can tell by looking at the sales figures for the special beers in our stores.”

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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