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Weekly Round-Up ... 27 September 2022

Londis has announced that Ireland’s Fittest Family was named ‘Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship’ at the recent Irish Sponsorship Awards, which took place in the Clontarf Castle Hotel. Londis has been sponsoring Ireland’s Fittest Family for the last four years. Suzanne Weldon, chief marketing and communications officer, BWG Foods, said, “We are delighted with our sponsorship of RTÉ’s Ireland’s Fittest Family. The show is a perfect fit for Londis – it’s a family show that gives local people a chance to represent their families, communities and counties on the big screen, in a healthy, fun and competitive way. Londis is a family-oriented brand that operates at the heart of communities across Ireland. This sponsorship gives us an exciting platform to promote our healthy-eating options and to encourage everyone to be more active.” Season Ten of Ireland’s Fittest Family, sponsored by Londis, returns to television screens on Sunday 2 October.

Frits van Eerd, the managing director of Dutch retail group Jumbo, has decided to temporarily step down from his role after careful consultation with his family and the supervisory board, reports ESMmagazine.com. Van Eerd said that the move is in the interests of the Dutch retailer, and also allows him to fully concentrate on his personal situation. In a statement, the van Eerd family, the supervisory board, and the management team have declared that they respect this ‘courageous decision and wish him every support in the coming period’. The move will result in a change in the management of Jumbo, the retailer noted. Jumbo expects to be able to announce more about this in the near future.

Germany’s farmers are ordering less fertiliser, put off by soaring costs after major suppliers of synthetic plant nutrients have curtailed production, the country’s statistics office announced on Monday. Imports of fertiliser into Germany are also on the decline, the office noted, indicating that farmers and fertiliser traders have not found cheaper outlets abroad. Across domestic and foreign sources, German farmers and traders purchased 238,000 tonnes of nitrogen fertiliser during the April-to-June quarter, down by 18.5% from a year earlier, and by 25% from the first quarter.

© 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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