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Did You Know...? 14 September 2021

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know...? 14 September 2021

Did you know...? The sale of DEEN Supermarkets to Ahold Delhaize, DekaMarkt and Vomar Voordeelmarkt has formally been completed. Under the terms of the transaction, some 38 stores will be converted to Albert Heijn outlets, 19 stores will be converted to DekaMarkt and 23 stores will be converted to Vomar Voordeelmarkt. In addition, Ahold Delhaize will also take over a distribution centre and flower business in Hoorn, while a distribution centre and hot kitchen in Beverwijk will be taken over by DekaMarkt.

Did you know...? India has cut base import taxes on palm oil, soyoil and sunflower oil, according to a government notification, as the world's biggest vegetable oil buyer tries to cool near-record price rises. The reduction in taxes could bring down prices of the edible oils in India and boost consumption, effectively increasing overseas buying by the south Asian country.

Did you know...? Aldi has announced its plans to open a new store in Athenry, County Galway. The new store will see Aldi investing €11 million in the construction of the new store, creating 25 new permanent jobs once the store opens, with up to 80 jobs supported during construction. While full planning permission is already in place for the store, Aldi noted it has submitted a planning application today to Galway County Council to slightly amend the scheme to 'ensure that Athenry shoppers benefit from Aldi’s latest award-winning Project Fresh design.'

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