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fuelgood PowerPlus

Applegreen rollout new premium unleaded and diesel fuel in Louth

Fuelgood PowerPlus is now available at Applegreen; Dundalk and Castlebellingham North and South Applegreen has announced the launch of fuelgood PowerPlus, Applegreen’s most advanced, premium fuel to date. This new fuel uses a more concentrated additive that cleans up a vehicle’s engine as it drives, restoring the car to a ‘like new’ condition by reducing the deposit build up and enabling ...

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Gala Special Olympics

A Gala special moment: Football legend Niall Quinn talks sport with Team Ireland

Special Olympics footballers met with football legend Niall Quinn ahead of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games sponsored by Gala. Quinn joined the team on Friday to celebrate Special Olympics’ partnership with Gala Retail. Gala, one of Ireland’s leading convenience Groups, is not only an official sponsor for Team Ireland but has also supported the Special Olympics programme for ...

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root fully charged to deliver electric vehicle charging solutions to Europe’s forecourts

Gilbarco Veeder-Root set to meet progressive customer needs after minority investment in Tritum, a privately held EV charging technology leader, in October 2018. Speaking at the time, Martin Gafinowitz, senior vice president of Fortive, stated: “Our partnership with Tritium is the logical next step in our long history of evolving the Gilbarco Veeder-Root business portfolio to address progressive customer needs.  ...

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Dano’s of Mallow

Dano’s of Mallow wins SuperValu Store of the Year Award for 2019

Dano’s SuperValu in Mallow has been named the best SuperValu in Ireland, scooping the “SuperValu Store of the Year” title for 2019. The store received the much-coveted accolade at the SuperValu National Conference which was held in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. Beating off stiff competition from 12 other finalists, the team was presented with the award by Martin Kelleher, ...

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Groundbreaking new product launch for GripHero

GripHero to launch world’s first anti-static oxo-biodegradable hand-protection at The Forecourt Show 8-10 April GripHero Ltd, the developer of a revolutionary new hand-protection dispenser that enables drivers to avoid contact with contaminants, harmful bacteria and germs on fuel pump handles, has announced that it will launch the world’s first anti-static, oxo-biodegradable hand-protection solution at the Forecourt Show this April.  The ...

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Gala Retail

Lucky Gala car winners all ‘geared’ up for a great 2019

It’s been a prosperous start to 2019 for three lucky Gala customers, who won the top prizes of three 181 Toyota Aygo cars, courtesy of Gala Retail. The cars were the top prizes in Gala Retail’s biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, which gave Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes when they spent ...

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Top Oil

Heading for success in 2019 with Top Oil, a trusted fuel partner

Dealer Johnny Brady tells IF&CR why Top Oil switching to Top Oil was the best move he could have made. 2018 has been a year of various challenges for many forecourt and convenience retailers across the island of Ireland, with uncertainties over Brexit and how it will affect trade creating concern. However, for Johnny Brady, the future looks bright following ...

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Gala Retail

Big Apple Giveaway boosts Gala social media

The Gala Retail Facebook page has entered 2019 on a high, following a huge Facebook giveaway which deliver an impressive increase in page likes and engagement rates bringing the Gala Facebook audience to almost 175,000. Launched in December, the competition consisted of five separate posts and questions and invited fans of the Gala Retail Facebook page to answer the questions ...

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Tayto Snacks

New era for Irish snack-food manufacturer Largo Foods

Snack-food manufacturer, Largo Foods has announced its rebrand and name change to Tayto Snacks. The company, previously known as Largo Foods, will henceforth be known as Tayto Snacks, in homage to the strength, longevity, and recognition of its flagship brand. Headquartered in Ashbourne, Co. Meath adjacent to its 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, the company employs almost 400 staff and ...

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Gary Desmond Gala Retail

Trade comment – Gary Desmond CEO of Gala Group

2018 was a big year for the Gala Group as we celebrated 20 years of retailing excellence through a range of marketing activities, promotions and celebrations. Kicking off the celebrations the group ran its biggest ever social media giveaway, giving away the prize of a brand-new car. Following on from this, Gala awarded three primary schools in Ireland with sums ...

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Brian Donaldson Maxol Zambrero

Planning for success

The last year presented much cause for celebration at Maxol but CEO, Brian Donaldson urges careful strategising is needed to negotiate the challenges that lie ahead. Describing 2018 as a “mosaic of highlights”, chief executive, Brian Donaldson, tells Neighbourhood Retailer that he would be pleased if Maxol, Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer has a similarly successful 12 months ...

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Gala donates €10,000 to Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill’s #GalaGift

Gala Retail donates €10,000 to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation Concluding its milestone 20th year in business,Gala Retail generously donated its final #GalaGift of 2018 to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Ahead of the Christmas period, Gala Retail donated €10,000 to the charity, which provides direct funding to provide home nursing care to families of children up to ...

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