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Gala

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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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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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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