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Topaz announce €1M deal with Photo-Me

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has unveiled a deal with photobooth company Photo-Me to provide ID compliant booths in Topaz forecourts across Ireland. The photobooths will allow applicants capture and transfer their Photo-ID straight to the Irish passport office to accompany their online passport renewals. Announcing the deal on May 29, Topaz said €1 million would be invested as ...

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Dungannon Maxol wins customer service accolade

Staff from Maxol A45 Cohannon near Dungannon have been recognised by Maxol for achieving Excellence in Customer Experience. As part of their Excellence Awards Programme, Maxol carry out ongoing recognition throughout the year for licensees and their staff. The Excellence Awards Programme is a hotly-contested scheme across the network of 230 Maxol Service Stations in Ireland. Its aim is to ...

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Dublin Chamber congratulate Taoiseach on ‘successful term’

A major group representing Dublin businesses has congratulated Enda Kenny on his “successful term of office” following the Taoiseach’s announcement to retire as party leader on Wednesday night. Mr Kenny said he will remain on as Taoiseach until a new leader of Fine Gael is elected. Publishing his intentions on twitter, Mr Kenny asked that the process of finding a ...

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Tesla ‘Supercharger’ opens at Topaz Ballacolla

The atmosphere was electric in Co Laois today as the world’s fastest charging station, the Tesla Supercharger, launched at Topaz Ballacolla. The Junction 3 M8 forecourt is the first in Ireland to host the electric motoring technology, and was launched as part of Tesla’s move into the Irish market. Tesla is one of the world’s most innovative companies, championing a ...

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Musgrave MarketPlace Robinhood gets €2.5 million upgrade

Musgrave MarketPlace has announced a €2.5 million upgrade of its Robinhood store, located in Clondalkin. The move follows the high-spec relaunch of the Musgrave MarketPlace Ballymun store in November 2016. The Robinhood refurb includes the addition of speciality areas and state-of-the-art tech to offer retail and foodservice customers a new visitor experience. Announcing the revamp, Musgrave also revealed a €1m ...

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Ibec confident of Irish success despite Brexit

As Ibec CEO Danny McCoy is revealed as one of the top speakers at this September’s Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit, the respected economist provides a no-holds-barred account of the state’s post-Brexit outlook Brexit may be the biggest challenge to face Ireland since the foundation of the state, according to Ibec CEO Danny McCoy, but he has some reasons to be cheerful. ...

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Exclusive franchises feature in Maxol’s largest ever NI site

Maxol’s biggest ever service station in Northern Ireland is creating 60 jobs in Ballymena and features exclusive food franchises, including Freshly Chopped and Abrakebabra. The site, along the A26 in Tannaghmore, County Antrim , represents a £3.75 million investment and opened at the beginning of May. In a first for Northern Ireland and the UK and a forecourt exclusive for ...

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Freshii to create 100 jobs with ten NI stores

Global healthy eating fast food chain, Freshii, is to create 100 jobs as it aims to open nine new stores in Northern Ireland. The innovative food-to-go specialist held a launch event for its first Northern Ireland store in Donegall Square West, Belfast, on April 26, where CEO of Freshii Ireland Dave O’Donoghue revealed details of the brand’s NI ambitions. Following the ...

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Front of store screens deliver 15% sales uplift

A new range of shop window digital displays can deliver a 15% uplift in FMCG sales, according to innovative provider Hi!Street Digital Media. Launching nationally in 250 stores this month, the digital display media owner is innovating the way retailers and brands advertise to shoppers with its high bright screens, placed strategically in the window front and proven to influence decision ...

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Enter the biggest awards of the year now!

Entries are flooding in for the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2017, which is set to be one of the most exciting competitions in the award’s history. The past 12 months has seen an acceleration in innovation and investment, with the opening of some of the most spectacular forecourts and convenience stores in Irish retailing history. And bold strides ...

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Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit to reveal speakers

The world-class roster of speakers featuring in the most exciting retailing conference of the year will soon be revealed, according to the event’s organisers. Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit will inspire and motivate the local industry when it takes place in the Clayton on Burlington Road, Dublin, on September 6. The day-long event follows on from the successful Ireland’s Forecourt & ...

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Kingspan Introduces the Complete Solution for Diesel Storage

As the cost of diesel rises for businesses, it’s more important than ever that companies have confidence in the storage of their fuel. With over 40 years’ experience in steel tank manufacturing, Kingspan is renowned for the quality of its DieselPRO Turnkey solutions and the DieselPRO bespoke steel tanks. Both of these offerings have consistently given customers practical solutions for ...

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