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Did You Know ...? 23 August 2022

Did you know ...? SPAR Austria has announced the appointment of Beatrix Marvan as the head of its new employer branding department, effective 1 August 2022, reports Esmmagazine.com. Most recently, Marvan served as the head of marketing for the real estate subsidiary of SPAR, SES Spar European Shopping Centres. SPAR employs around 50,000 people in Austria, and the new position underscores the importance that the retailer attaches to positioning itself as an employer.

Did you know ...? Denmark's Salling Group has extended price ceiling on more than 300 products across the Netto, Bilka and Føtex chains until the end of the year. The price cap, first announced in May of this year, was initially due to run until the end of October, reports Esmmagazine.com. The move ensures the that more than 300 basic products will not be subject to price increases despite high inflation. CEO of Salling Group, Per Bank, stated, "It is a difficult time for many Danes, who are experiencing price increases on energy and housing costs, as well as on everyday shopping. That's why we introduced the price cap, and in light of the current situation, we are extending it so that the guarantee runs out this year."

Did you know ...? More than 1,900 workers at Britain's biggest container port are due on Sunday to start eight days of strike action which their union and shipping companies warn could seriously affect trade and supply chains. The staff at Felixstowe, on the east coast of England, are taking industrial action in a dispute over pay, becoming the latest workers to strike in Britain as unions demand higher wages for members facing a cost-of-living crisis.

© 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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