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Weekly Round-Up ... 1 March 2022

Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize has announced the nomination of Pauline van der Meer Mohr for appointment to its supervisory board. Van der Meer Mohr currently holds a number of board seats, including on the boards of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee (Chair), EY Netherlands (Chair), HSBC Holdings plc, ASM International, and Viatris Inc. Previously, she also served as president of Erasmus University from 2010 through 2015 after a career in human resources and various legal positions at companies including ABN Amro, TNT and Shell. Ahold Delhaize's supervisory board will propose the appointment to the annual general meeting of shareholders on 13 April, 2022. “We are pleased to propose Pauline for appointment to the Supervisory Board," commented Peter Agnefjäll, chair of the supervisory board.

The upcoming Love Irish Food retail webinar, Embracing Change-Adapting to Change will take place on 9 March. Love Irish Food noted that, it has seen over the past two years how the nation and specifically the food industry and retail and food service sectors have confronted change. It’s an opportunity for anyone with an interest in the retail grocery market to hear James Wilson, food director of Dunnes Stores share an insight into Dunnes Stores investment, growth and adaptation to a rapidly changing retail food environment. Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia will open the event. In addition Prof Joe Bogue & Dr Lana Repar, Department of Food Business and Development, Cork University Business School will share views on future food trends. And David Berry, MD of Kantar Ireland will present fresh insights on grocery trends. Alison Cowzer, director of East Coast Bakehouse will chair the webinar. Join Love Irish Food for one hour at 10am on Wednesday 9 March for one of this year’s most interesting insights into Irish food retailing. To register click here.

Finnebrogue, which owns the Better Naked brand, has renamed its plant-based Chicken Kiev to Kyiv in solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they continue to defend against Putin’s invasion. Finnebrogue noted that it has also pledged 50% of its profits from sales of the Better Naked Kyiv in 2022 to the humanitarian relief effort in Ukraine, starting with an immediate £10,000 donation to UNICEF and the Red Cross. Jago Pearson, chief strategy officer, Finnebrogue commented, “The world is appalled by the disgraceful events being perpetrated by the Putin regime in Ukraine. All our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people as they defend their homeland and stand up for the principles of self-determination and free, liberal democracy. So many of us in the UK feel utterly helpless, but still determined to do what little we can. That’s why at Finnebrogue we are donating to the humanitarian effort and renaming our Better Naked Chicken Kyiv in recognition of the Ukrainian people’s brave defence of their proud nation.”

Climate change and extreme weather are already hurting the world economy and if unchecked will plunge millions more into poverty while pushing up food prices and disrupting trade and labour markets, UN climate experts warned on Monday. The finding was part of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that concluded there remained only 'a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all'. The report - the latest global consensus on climate science - made clear that climate change was impacting the world faster than scientists anticipated, even as countries failed to rein in carbon emissions driving the rise in global temperatures.

© 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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