Weekly Roundup

Joe Biden wins the US Presidency

It looks like our colonial cousins across the pond have finally decided as to who is going to live in the White House for the next 4 years – that honour has fallen to Joe Biden. After a long, rigorous counting process, all the votes were in and the Democrat party came out as the victors.

Now former President, Donald Trump, has stated that voter fraud was at play in favour of the Democrats, despite the lack of any physical evidence for the claim. Trump has become the only one-term president since the 1990’s, so he may just be understandably salty.

In a victory speech Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said he was humbled by the trust America had placed in him and reached out to those Americans who did not vote for him.

Poundland distributes chilled and frozen ‘Shop-in-shops'

Poundland has revealed that it is introducing its new chilled and frozen food offer to 26 more stores during the current lockdown period. The discounter launched the extensive shop-in-shop food offer last year in conjunction with Fulton Foods. Up to six stores a week are now set to be installed with chiller and freezer cabinets by early December in what is internally called Project Diamond Ice.

Phase two of the project began in October to bring the ranges to another 40-plus Poundland stores by Christmas, in addition to the 70-plus stores that were converted by September. The group is now accelerating roll-out in November and December following its acquisition of Fultons Foods in October.

When it announced the Fultons deal, Poundland said it wanted to roll-out the food offer to a further 150 stores in its 2021/22 financial year and to as many as 500 stores over the next two years, making it an increasingly significant player in the near-£20 billion chilled and frozen food market.

Nestlé Purina reveals new Pet Food brand

Nestlé Purina is launching a new line of pet food that includes insects as well as plant protein from fava beans and millet. The move is part of the company’s drive to find alternative proteins to make better use of the planet’s resources.

Purina Beyond Nature’s Protein will first be sold in Switzerland from November onwards. It will be offered in two variants: one based on chicken, pig’s liver and millet; and the second using insect protein, chicken and fava beans. Both recipes are available for dogs and cats. The insect protein comes from black soldier fly larvae, which are already in use in animal feed in Europe. The millet and fava beans are said to provide protein, energy, and fibre to aid digestion.

Nestlé Purina Petcare have stated every ingredient in our food serves a purpose, like the new Beyond Nature’s Protein dry pet food, which also includes complete nutritious alternative to conventional dog and cat products, while taking care of the planet’s precious resources by diversifying the protein sources.