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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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Gala launches recyclable cups

Gala introduces recyclable takeaway cups

Gala Retail to replace all single-use branded takeaway cups with new recyclable cups and lids. Customers will be able to dispose of the new cups in domestic brown bins and it is thought that the switch to these recyclable cups could prevent hundreds of thousands of non-recyclable coffee cups from being disposed of at landfill sites. The recyclable cup is ...

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Energia to supply Keelings

Energia powering Keelings growth

Energia has announced that it will supply power to Keelings, Ireland’s leading fresh fruit producer. Under the agreement, Energia expects to supply Keelings with 1.5 GW of electricity per annum across all of the fresh fruit producer’s sites. Energia has to date supplied insulation, cooling, lighting and burner solutions for Keelings. The supply agreement is expected to be worth approximately ...

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Zambero Maxol Dundalk

Maxol Opens first Zambrero Restaurant at Dundalk

Maxol has announced the opening of its first Mexican restaurant Zambrero at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk following a €260,000 investment. The refurbishment at Dundalk has created seven new jobs, bringing total employment levels at the Maxol service station to 25. Darragh Fanning, former rugby union player and general manager of Zambrero Ireland, opened the first branch of the restaurant with ...

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Gala gifts €300,000 of prizes to shoppers

Gala Retail is about to launch its biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, giving Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes. Continuing celebrations of the Gala Group’s 20th year in business, the ‘Gala Gifts’ in-store promotion, launched by actress and TV broadcaster, Aoibhín Garrihy, will run across participating Gala Retail stores from ...

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Applegreen Drives FoodCloud Hubs to recover over 1m meals

Applegreen vans ensure food arrives fresh and safe to charities and communities in need Applegreen has announced a partnership with the innovative social enterprise FoodCloud Hubs.  As part of Applegreen’s partnership, a donation of €60,000 has been provided from the Applegreen Charitable Fund allowing FoodCloud Hubs to purchase outright three refrigerated vans. In joining the drive against food waste, 562 ...

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Forecourt facelift wows shoppers

A fantastic facelift to a Northern Ireland forecourt store has left shoppers speechless at the transformation. Every fixture and fitting was stripped out of the O’Kanes Superstore in Armagh to enable a full re-fit to the 2,000 sq.ft. shop. Modern new lighting and flooring, a new ceiling, a bank of chillers, a new counter with a contemporary oak block finish ...

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Applegreen joins forces with fuelService to help fuel Disabled Drivers

Applegreen rolling out fuelService partnership across the Republic of Ireland Applegreen is delighted to announce that they have joined forces with fuelService and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) to help disabled drivers receive assistance whilst refuelling at Applegreen stations across the country. Refuelling a car is one of the biggest challenges faced by disabled drivers, and Applegreen is ...

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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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Pang Dublin 1

Rolling into Dublin’s fresh food market

Barry Wallace, creative director at Pang, tells IF&CR what it is like to bring a healthy food-to-go brand to the streets of Dublin. “People thought we were crazy opening a summer rolls concept in winter,” says restaurateur Barry Wallace on launching Dublin’s most fashionable fresh food eatery in December 2017. And despite the sceptics, Pang – a creative Vietnamese fast ...

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Symbol market Ireland 2

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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