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Did You Know ...? 3 May 2022

Did you know ...? Coop Denmark has reported a net profit of DKK 585 million (€78.6 million) in its 2021 financial year – a 24% decline on the previous year, due to elevated sales during the pandemic. In 2020, Coop Denmark reported a net profit of DKK 777 million (€104.4 million). Its 2021 result is well up, however, on its 2019 profits of DKK 392 million (€52.7 million).

Did you know ...? SPAR celebrated Make-A-Wish’s annual Wish Day, which fell on Friday 29 April, by turning its popular SPAR Castleforbes store, in Dublin, blue, as part of the charity’s ‘Light Up Blue’ initiative. SPAR Castleforbes, along with all other SPAR stores, is instantly recognisable for its iconic vibrant red brand, however, with Make-A-Wish being SPAR’s official charity partner, the retailer decided to embrace a blue makeover at its Dublin store for this year’s Wish Day, which is part of Make-A-Wish’s annual Wish Week.

Did you know ...? Ukraine has sent around 80,000 tones of grain to the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta so far, with more expected to arrive, the port’s manager said on Tuesday. Ukraine’s sea ports have been blocked since a Russian invasion two months ago, and the country – a major agricultural producer – has been forced to export by train via its western border, or via its small Danube river ports, into Romania.

© 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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