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Global sales for traditional Turkish kolonya treble in pandemic year

Demand for Turkey’s kolonya soared in 2020 after consumers worldwide sought easy and effective ways to disinfect their hands during the coronavirus pandemic. Exports of the traditional Turkish cologne increased three-fold, from 2.4 million tons in 2019 to 6.9 million tons last year, according to a report by the Anadolu Agency based on data from the […]

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A happy ending for Olga in quarantine after a T-VINE reader intervenes

A letter we published on Tuesday, 5 January from a North Cyprus foreign resident Olga Campbell-Thomson complaining about the “filthy conditions” she was forced to quarantine in a Lefkoşa hostel generated lots of debate about government-approved quarantine centres, and an outpouring of sympathy for her. One T-VINE reader in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), […]

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Letters, Appalling conditions in TRNC quarantine centre

Dear T-VINE, I arrived in Northern Cyprus on 1 January 2021 and I anticipated that I would be under quarantine conditions for 10 days in the location chosen for me by the relevant TRNC authorities. I did not expect, however, to be dumped in some smoking den in Nicosia. I cannot breathe, I cannot rest, […]

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Pandemic innovations bring JJ Foodservice new business and record sales

JJ Foodservice has reported record sales as the eating out market picks up and home consumers continue to shop in bulk. Sales in August 2020 increased by 9.27% compared with the same period last year, with the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme boosting sales as people started eating out again. “We are by […]