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Spar Caherslee and Spar Oak Park in Tralee make a special delivery to heroes working on front lines in University Hospital Kerry, while XL launches ‘How Good Is Your Gaeilge?’ campaign, in this week's round-up of retail bites


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21 April 2020

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Spar retailer Louis Byrne makes special donation to heroes at University Hospital Kerry

Spar retailers all over Ireland are going above and beyond to serve their customers, their local communities and crucially the most vulnerable in our society. They are doing this in many ways including home deliveries, telephone orders and a number of other initiatives designed to make life easier for our customers. For Louis Byrne, owner and operator of Spar Caherslee, Tralee and Spar Oak Park, Tralee, this included making a special delivery of Spar water, baked goods and some sweet treats to the heroes working on the front lines in University Hospital Kerry recently.

Louis Byrne, his team and Spar were keen to show their appreciation for the tremendous work those working in our healthcare system are doing in the most challenging of circumstances.


XL launches new Facebook campaign, ‘How good is your Gaeilge?’

XL Ireland has come up with a great way to stay busy, learn and have fun during the coronavirus lockdown by launching a Facebook campaign using animated Irish flashcards to encourage learning Irish. Every day a new flashcard is introduced as part of the ‘How Good Is Your Gaeilge?’ campaign. At a time when parents across the country are home-schooling, this campaign was created as an fun educational support tool to teach common words, phrases and facts, as Gaeilge, to all ages. These Irish flashcards include a wide variety of phrases and words from food such as bananas and apples to everyday household items such as keys and money.


Sadie’s Kitchen develops online home delivery option

Bone broth producer Sadie’s Kitchen recently added a home delivery option to its website, in response to the Covid-19 crisis. In an innovative example of how to ensure loyal customers still receive products during these challenging times, customers can now order single and bulk-buy options here.





BWG Foods supports new RTÉ Operation Transformation series: ‘Keeping Well Apart’

BWG Foods is proud to be supporting RTÉ’s new Operation Transformation: ‘Keeping Well Apart’ series. This is a special series and focuses on experts and the participants sharing their knowledge and real-life experience to help others as we stay apart to keep safe and healthy.

BWG Foods is the supporting retail group for the opening two weeks of this special edition of the show with its retail brands Spar, Eurospar, Mace and Londis. An independent retailer from each symbol delivers all of the grocery needs of show participants to them.

Susan Barry, owner of Mace Beaumont, arranged two deliveries of groceries to feed the Ryan Mongey family. Spar Murroe delivered the groceries for the two weeks of the show to the Ryan family. Mulroy’s Londis Moneen Roundabout, Castlebar did likewise for the Gavins and Eurospar Ballymun looked after the grocery needs of Ann Brophy, who is cocooning in Santry.





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