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CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

Claremorris based company CBE has been awarded EMEA Retail Partner of the year from NCR the world’s leading manufacturer of self-service checkouts. Competing against all of NCR channel partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa CBE achieved the highest sales of all of the partners. A delegation from CBE was invited to the NCR Global conference awards in Spain ...

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Coke Zero goes red

Coca-cola extends iconic ‘red’ to coca-cola zero sugar packs

Coca-Cola has revealed a new design for the Coca-Cola range featuring new look packaging for Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola zero sugar. The changes unify both variants with the iconic Coca-Cola red and form part of the company’s commercial strategy to encourage more people to try Coca-Cola zero sugar. From September onwards, the bottles and cans of both variants will feature the ...

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Fierce competition

Recent figures from Kantar are indicative that the market is strong but that competition is rife. The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending May 20, 2018, indicate that competition is rife in the grocery market in Ireland as Tesco takes the top spot for the first time since 2015. The gap between the top three ...

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Blaney Stores XL

A brighter future for Blaneys Stores XL

John Blaney, owner of Blaneys Stores describes how BWG helped him turn his business around. As a family run business in rural Ireland, Blaneys Stores has had its fair share of challenges brought on by the recession and lack of investment in non-urban areas in the West of Ireland. Thankfully, owner John Blaney tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer that ...

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Ireland's Convenience Retailer Summit

Book your spot at Ireland’s leading retail conference today

Inspiring speaker line-up announced for the most prestigious retailing conference in Ireland. As excitement builds for the biggest retail event of the year, we are thrilled to be able to announce the range of spectacular speakers for the annual Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit hosted by Ivan Yates, broadcaster and well-known pundit. This year the theme is ‘Going for Growth in ...

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Coming out on top in Cavan

Padraig Rudden, owner of Costcutter Rudden’s Service Station tells IF&CR why Top Oil is the only network for him. The site on the popular Railway Road in Cavan had been trading for thirty years and in October of last year went under an extensive redevelopment, switching to Costcutter and adding a host of new facilities. Despite feeling the need for ...

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Smooch

Make it special, make it simple.

Smooch ice cream’s refreshed brand identity presents more opportunities nationwide. Smooch ice cream concept was introduced by Dairyglen in 2005 and has quickly become one of the most recognisable brands in the category. After six years of unprecedented growth, as a forward-thinking company Smooch has decided to change and contemporise their brand identity in reaction to consumer demand and a ...

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Baking up a new site in Maynooth

Eurospar retailer Luke Creighan opens the latest The Natural Bakery Store in Manor Mills Shopping Centre. Ireland’s largest independent bakery chain, The Natural Bakery opened the doors to its 13th shop this month in Maynooth creating 10 new jobs. While the majority of The Natural Bakery sites are in Dublin, this will be the retailer’s second shop in Kildare. The ...

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whiskey sales soar

Premium Irish whiskey sales soar

Sales of premium Irish whiskey on the rise as surveys reveal reduced alcohol consumption among population. 2017 was another strong year for the Irish whiskey industry, which saw domestic sales of premium Irish whiskey brands grow by 41 percent to over 700,000 bottles, according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA). Overall sales of Irish whiskey grew by 6 percent to ...

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Top Oil Ballyvolane Forecourt

New Top Oil Site at Ballyvolane, Cork

Top Oil has officially opened its latest forecourt, Ballyvolane, Cork representing a multi-million-euro investment. The new state-of-the-art site will employ over 80 people, from the surrounding area in North Cork bringing a wide range of local amenities and providing an economic boost to the Cork area. The new 3-acre site is located on the west side of Ballyhooly Road, in ...

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Dublin Airport

New cashless Honest Eats outlet at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has teamed up with Marqette to trial a new honesty-based food and beverage take-away offer at Terminal 1. A trial Honest Eats Co fridge will be installed at Marqette’s airside location in T1 later this month stocked with a selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, snacks and drinks. Passengers will pick the items they want, scan them and ...

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Supermacs

Supermac’s to open first Donegal store

Supermac’s has announced plans to open its first fast-food outlet in Donegal in August creating 60 jobs in the community. The newest addition to the Supermac’s estate will be located in Donegal town. The outlet will be operated as a franchise by existing franchisee Ken Foley who also operates the franchise for the outlet on the Bundoran Road in Sligo ...

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