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Tis the Season, Applegreen fuels Double Donation December

Applegreen Charitable Fund reaches €2m raised for Charities €1m Raised since 2016 for Barnardos, Debra Ireland, ISPCC Childline and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Featured image credit: Robbie Reynolds Photography Applegreen announced December 15, that their customers and staff all over Ireland have raised a milestone €2 million for charity since the foundation of the company’s charitable fund in 2009, making ...

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Booker announced as Shell UK’s new supply partner

Booker has been unveiled as the new supply partner of Shell UK stores nationwide The agreement has been accorded through the Booker Wholesale estate, and is to be transferred to the Booker Retail Partners network sometime in the New Year. The collapse of Palmer and Harvey in late November sent shockwaves through the forecourt industry, with large swathes of forecourt ...

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CENTRA & SEAI GIVE OVER €85,000 TO CHARITIES TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Centra have teamed up with SEAI Better Energy Communities to donate €85,000 to charity   The majority of the money raised has gone to MS Ireland, the charity which works tirelessly to support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The charity received a donation of €73,584 from Centra and SEAI, which will go towards improving the energy efficiency of a ...

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Maxol aims to raise €50,000 for AWARE

This Christmas, Maxol are aiming to raise €50,000 for its charity partner AWARE   The leading forecourt and convenience retailer is committed to helping the charity which offers support to people struggling with mental illness. Maxol is supporting the charity throughout the Christmas season by donating 10 cent to AWARE for every hot beverage sold at its 115 stores nationwide. ...

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Annual Award Ceremony Applauds Centra Representatives

The fourth annual Pride of Centra Awards took place in the Cliff at Lyons in Co. Kildare. Centra personnel from across the country were honoured for the passion and commitment they displayed in 2017. The Pride of Centra Awards was established to acknowledge those staff who demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in cementing Centra as Ireland’s number one convenience retailers. With ...

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Registration now open for IFEX 2018

IT’S just been announced that IFEX – Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice trade expo – is expected to host an additional 500 international delegates from across 12 countries as the event welcomes the World Butchers’ Challenge to the show in March 2018. The addition of co-located event Meat@IFEX has doubled the show size, and it’s the Meat@IFEX pavilion that will be ...

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Maxol renew sponsorship of Ulster Mini Rugby

Maxol has announced they will continue their support of Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons. The two year deal sees the retailer renew the well-established Maxol Mini Rugby festivals, as well as the eight Maxol Primary school Mini Rugby festivals. Each year approximately 1,500 six to twelve year olds and over 70 primary schools take part in the ...

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Budget met with mixed reaction

Changes to fuel duty and diesel regulations have been met with ambivalence among the motoring industry. The Autumn Budget introduces a Vehicle Excise Duty supplement applying to new diesel cars, with their First-Year Rate going up by one band. The duty, effective from April 1 2018, will not apply to next generation clean diesels, extending to those certified as meeting ...

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Centra launch new range with free giveaways

Centra will be giving out free meals in Dublin today and tomorrow. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but those travelling through Connolly Station this evening can avail of a free dinner courtesy of Centra. Representatives from the store will be giving out free food to promote their new Heat It Up Meals range. Centra’s latest ...

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The hunt is on for Ireland’s young food entrepreneurs

GIY and Cully and Sully search for Ireland’s best young food entrepreneurs   Secondary school students across Ireland are being invited to take part in the ‘Grow to CEO’ competition. The competition, run by GIY and Cully and Sully, is aimed at finding Ireland’s brightest young food entrepreneurs. The ‘Grow 2 CEO’ competition brings together food growing and entrepreneurship, with ...

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Milestone scores hat-trick at major industry awards

Returning champion Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland has been named the overall winner at the recent Neighbourhood Retailer Awards, picking up three awards including the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year prize. Hosted by household names, Pamela Ballantine and Stephen Clements, the 2017 awards, held in association with RiverRidge, saw almost 500 of Northern Ireland’s best retailers descend on the Crowne Plaza in ...

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Tobacco sales could take tumble

 Retailers across Ireland could see further reductions to the sale of tobacco products after an increase in excise tax was introduced in October’s budget. The excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes is to increase by 50 cents, while roll your own tobacco will be hit with an additional 25 cent charge. The increase means a standard packet of ...

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