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Weekly Round-Up... 19 April 2022

Cadbury, in an exclusive partnership with SPAR, have unveiled a new campaign dedicated to supporting Irish women’s grassroots football, ‘Become a Supporter and a Half’. As part of the launch, Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team captain, Katie McCabe was also announced as a Cadbury brand ambassador. Commenting on the announcement, Eoin Kellett, managing director, Mondelēz Ireland, said, “Like us, Katie [McCabe] wants to help break down some of the barriers that women’s grassroots football teams face today. Improving facilities can make a big difference and having rose through the ranks of Irish women’s football, Katie is the perfect role model and an inspiration to many women who want to get involved.

Auchan is looking to bolster its presence in southeastern Europe in cooperation with Hungarian-American investment fund Indotek, with a bid for Slovenian retailer Mercator potentially on the cards, according to local media reports. According to Slovenian daily Dnevnik, this possibility is being mooted after Indotek acquired the 44% stake that Russian bank Sberbank held in Fortenova Group, a Croatia-based retail, food production and agriculture group. Analysts believe that Auchan could potentially acquire Slovenia’s largest retailer Mercator, owned by Fortenova Group since April 2021, thus gaining a foothold also in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro.

Applications for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022/2023 are open, and the application period has now been extended for an additional month, until 31 May, 2022. The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition 2022/23 will offer young chefs the opportunity to start an educational journey that will culminate in the grand finale event planned for 2023. The 2019/21 edition, that has just closed, saw approximately 300 young chefs and mentors from 50 different countries and regions working together to improve their signature dishes. At the end, it was Jerome Ianmark Calayag who triumphed.

© 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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