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Did you know...? 5 October 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know...? 5 October 2020

Did you know...? Joyce’s Supermarkets has announced it is teaming up Croí, a registered charity dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, in support of its work in the West of Ireland.  The partnership and in-store fundraiser kicked off last week on World Heart Day and will be running until World Stroke Day on the 29 October. Customers will be able to donate directly via bucket donations at till points. In addition to this, information posters containing key information about Croí’s dedicated heart and stroke helpline, Heartlink West, will be displayed in ten Joyce’s stores across Co.Galway, which will also include a QR code for customers to donate online.

Did you know...? Aldi and Blackwater Distillery are toasting for not one, but two reasons this month, as the international retailer and Waterford based distillery celebrate five years in business together this week, with Boyle’s Gin also celebrating its 5th birthday this month. Exclusive to Aldi, Boyle’s Gin has been internationally recognised over the last five years, having recently been awarded a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021, securing its place as one of the best gins in the world! Speaking about the business’ journey with Aldi over the last five years, Peter Mulryan, CEO of Blackwater Distillery said, “Our journey with Aldi began in 2016 when we first designed Boyle’s Gin, a wonderfully refreshing gin which features the local botanicals of West Waterford."

Did you know...? The British arm of German discount supermarket group Aldi said on Monday it would hire over 1,500 people to work in its stores over the Christmas period, joining the battle for temporary workers in a tight UK labour market, reports Reuters. The firm, privately-owned by Aldi Sud, said it wants staff for checkouts, to replenish stock and to pick and pack orders made through its click and collect service.

Did you know...?  French retailer Carrefour is selling loose eggs at all hypermarkets in a bid to save around 3.5 million eggs from being wasted annually. The company also plans to launch the initiative in all of its Market stores. If eggs inside a box are broken, the box can no longer be sold and all of the eggs have to be scrapped, the retailer noted. By installing 'zero waste challenge' units, Carrefour is helping to tackle food waste and maximising customers' purchasing power in the process.

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