Weekly Roundup... 24 August 2021
Together for Hospice, which represents 26 Hospice and specialist palliative home care services throughout the country, today announced the launch of the 2021 Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice. The campaign was launched by journalist and broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan, who is calling on people across the country to support this important initiative by hosting a socially distanced or virtual coffee morning social on Thursday 23 September. Launching the campaign, Miriam O’Callaghan commented, "By getting together with family, friends, and colleagues for a coffee morning social we can support the vital work hospice and specialist palliative care services do for families and communities every day. "This year we really want to see people get creative with their events and coffee creations and take time together with loved ones to help make this the best year yet,” she added.
National Lottery retail agents with photon terminals can expect an upgrade to their store connectivity in the coming weeks. They have already commenced the conversion programme which will see an upgrade to the 4G network, according to CSNA (Convenience Store & Newsagents Association). Contractors will visit stores outside of peak Draw operation hours to install the new cradle points. The store visit takes approximately twenty minutes and there will be minimal interruption. The significant improvements in the new cradle points will be the ability of the router to connect to the alternative provider should connectivity be lost to the primary network on an individual shop basis. This investment should result in a resilient and improved service to the retail network. Should you have any questions please contact your National Lottery Field Sales Representative for further information.
According to figures released today, consumers hunting for the perfect gin & tonic are increasingly starting on Amazon, with other information revealing that challenger food and drink brands are finding huge success on the online marketplace. According to analysis from Amazon specialist agency Melody, Blood Monkey Irish Gin launched on the site in September 2020, and within nine months it now enjoys the position of second highest selling Irish Gin on Amazon UK. Jason Kidd, founder at Blood Monkey, commented, "Amazon offers an incredible opportunity for challenger brands. You don’t have to worry about getting supermarket shelf space to get in front of consumers, and the right investment yields amazing results."