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Weekly Round up... 22 May 2017

Published on May 22 2018 11:05 AM

Weekly Round up... 22 May 2017

In a bid to capture the ‘best part of a night out’, Hunky Dorys has released a brand new range of crisps - Salt & Vinegar and Curry Sauce. With the two new brands, Hunky Dorys said that customers can experience the chipper at home and on the go.

Londis is hoping to raise in excess of €100,000 for suicide prevention charity Pieta House following their Cycle for Joy event on Saturday. 130 Londis retailers and staff took on the challenge of cycling 43km from Achill to Westport along the Wild Atlantic Greenway to raise funds for Londis’ official charity partner, Pieta House.

Revenue officer at Dublin Port seized over 700 litres of alcohol and on the same day, officers in Rosslare seized over 1,000 cigarettes and 1.5kgs of tobacco. The seized alcohol has a total retail value of over €5,600 representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €2,970. The seized tobacco products (branded ‘L&M Blue’, ‘Marlboro’ and ‘Benson & Hedges’) have a retail value of approximately €1,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €1,000.

Velveeta Shells & Cheese is releasing a luxurious, extra indulgent edition of its Shells & Cheese: Crowns & Cheese. The crown-shaped pasta is packaged alongside the original Shells & Cheese and a gold-plated spoon in a deluxe gold foil box.

UK-based Online grocer Ocado has announced a deal with US grocery retailer Kroger where Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger. The US firm will also increase its investment in the company by 5%, which will bring its investment in Ocado to more than 6%.

Kepak Group has announced that it has signed a five-year distribution contract with China-based Esen Agro Group. The deal, which is valued at €35 million, follows the recent announcement that Kepak’s Cavan-based pork and bacon producer McCarren Meats has been approved for exports to China. It will also invest a further €3 million into McCarren meats.

Britain’s competition regulator has invited all interested parties to submit their views on a proposed 7.3 billion pound deal to combine Sainsbury’s with Walmart’s Asda supermarket. Respondents have until June 4 to submit their views. This is the first step of its information-gathering process in advance of a formal investigation.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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