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21 January 2020 | 0
Retail Ireland appoints new director
Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has announced the appointment of Arnold Dillon as director of Retail Ireland. Arnold joined Ibec in 2003 as European Affairs Executive, subsequently worked as Press Officer and then as Ibec’s Head of Press and Public Relations. In recent years, Dillon was to the fore in developing Ibec’s campaigning capability and as Head of Strategic Campaigns, working extensively on Ibec’s response to Brexit and other key campaigns.
January 22 is National Hot Sauce Day
Sauce lovers around the world will celebrate “National Hot Sauce Day” tomorrow, 22 January, and in Ireland, Deliveroo will mark the occasion through a partnership with Chimac, the newest restaurant on the takeaway delivery platform. Chimac’s Hella Hot Wings are tossed in the joint’s “spiciest-ever sauce”, for those only with taste buds experienced enough to handle it, made using a blend of four chillis including the fearsome Carolina Reaper.
Nestlé and Starbucks unveil new line-up of Starbucks at-home coffee
Nestle and Starbucks have unveiled the latest coffee pod range in their lucrative partnership. The new line-up includes Cold Brew concentrate, Fresh Brew coffee and blends of popular Starbucks in-store offerings. The latest range will arrive in US grocery stores next month; watch this space for news on when they will arrive in this part of the world.