88-Acres is a food brand created from a modern-day love story. On founder Rob and Nicole’s fourth date, Rob had a severe food allergy reaction that landed him in the hospital. The rest is history and an entire brand that fuses the two’s pasts and futures into a world filled with foods that deliver huge flavors without making sacrifices for their allergies. With the help of ROOK/NYC, the brand recently underwent a brand and packaging redesign that helped elevate consumer’s perception of the brand. The result is playful packaging that still maintains the welcoming terminology of being a home-cooked kind of brand. While the brand updated its packaging, it decided to continue with its original logo to maintain brand and flavor recognition for its loyal consumers. The bright colors reminiscent of the flavors within create a unique packaging set that’s fun while proving that this brand is a leader in the category and highly trustworthy.
Shell Energy continues its European expansion with its intended launch as an energy supplier in the Netherlands. The company, present as a supplier in the UK and Germany, intends to supply 100% locally generated wind and solar power to customers. Customers who purchase gas also are being offered a CO2 emissions offset scheme. Under this scheme, customers can opt to pay an extra amount for each unit of gas, which is used to purchase credits from certified forest and tree planting projects that have avoided or absorbed carbon emissions. Among these are the Cordillera Azul rainforest protection project in Peru and the Katingan Mentaya conservation project in Indonesia.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher will officially launch 8 newly installed city parklets this week, on August 31st and September 2nd. Following a call-out for “parklet partners” in September 2020, a number of local businesses and community associations were selected to take part in the National Transport Authority-funded scheme. The parklets, designed by Siobhán Keogh Design and built by Benchspace Cork, are then planted and maintained by the “parklet partners”, with funding for their upkeep administered by the City Council.
The following parklets will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor on Tuesday 31st August:
Cook Street (Partner: Il Padrino restaurant)
South Mall (Partners: The Imperial Hotel and Cork Zero Waste)
Union Quay (Partner: Three Little Piggies Deli)
Sullivan’s Quay (Partners: The Quay Co-op, Creativity & Change – MTU Crawford and Green Spaces for Health)
Wandesford Quay (Partners: Lavit Gallery, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and Wandesford Quay CLG)