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Did You Know ...? 7 June 2022

Did you know ...? KFC has been forced to use a mixture of lettuce and cabbage in its burgers and wraps in Australia after floods destroyed lettuce crops, reports BBC.com. On its website KFC Australia said, "Due to the recent floods in NSW [New South Wales] and QLD [Queensland] we're currently experiencing a lettuce shortage. So, we're using a lettuce and cabbage blend on all products containing lettuce until further notice." Social media users took to platforms to post photos of lettuces costing over A$10 ($7.18; £5.72). The BBC highlighted that the KFC news comes as shoppers in Australia have been hit with soaring prices for some fresh fruits and vegetables.

Did you know ...? XL Retail Group is set to sponsor the 'Marty Party', a brand-new live stage show starring RTE sports commentator, Marty Morrissey. The ‘Marty Party will take place initially in Wexford and Drogheda in June and will be a mixture of gameshow classics, live music, dance and special guest appearances from Marty’s huge array of contacts, including Eurovision winners, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. According to the retail group, the show will 'showcase what Marty is all about … it’ll be Fun, Loud, Over-the-top, and it’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!' Commenting, Paul Bealin, XL sales director, said, “Marty is a fascinating character with a personality and likeability that has endeared him to the whole nation over the course of his career on Irish television and radio. When the opportunity presented itself to support these events, we were delighted to get involved.”

Did you know ...? Croatian retailer Studenac has completed its acquisition of rival Lonia Trgovina, adding 300 stores to its network and reinforcing its position as Croatia's largest grocer by store count, reports ESMMagazine.com  The Omiš-based group now boasts a network of more than 1,000 stores, with the number of outlets almost tripling over the past three years. Its headcount has increased to more than 5,500 as a result of the acquisition. We are excited to welcome the Lonia team into our growing Studenac family, in the most recent chapter of our impressive growth story,” commented Studenac board president Michał Seńczuk.

© 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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