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How to win in business – All Blacks legend to make Irish appearance

All Black’s legend Sean Fitzpatrick is to lead an action-packed programme of inspirational speakers at Ireland’s biggest retail conference in September. The sporting hero is now a leading business consultant and will be delivering his keynote address, named ‘How to win in Business – Leading from the Front Row’ on September 15 in Dublin’s Double tree by Hilton Hotel. The ...

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Londis ready to face next 60 years

Londis sales director Conor Hayes speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the brand’s €8M investment in its network   Following its high-profile step under the BWG umbrella last year, convenience network Londis sprang into action in early 2016. Not satisfied with being instrumental in the first-half operating profit surge of its parent company, it launched an €8 million ...

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Irish retail outperforms Europe and UK

Irish retailers are performing better than both the European average and the UK, as the local economy continues its upward trend. Irish consumer spending on everyday grocery items increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data released on Monday. In the second quarter of 2016, the volume of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) purchased in Ireland rose ...

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Ireland’s Grocery Benevolent Fund partners the Summit 2016

Ireland’s Grocery Benevolent Fund can be revealed as the charity sponsor for the highly-anticipated Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit 2016. The Summit takes place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin on September 15, 2016. The IGBF currently assists some 300 families and individuals in the retail industry on a monthly basis, and contributes over €650,000 annually on welfare ...

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Finalists of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016 revealed

The process of revealing the finalists in the 2016 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards has begun. The awards represent the pinnacle of convenience and forecourt retailing across Northern Ireland and the Republic, and competition has been fierce. This year’s awards ceremony takes place on Thursday September 15 in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin, with those through to the final ...

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Maximising Maxol

Newly installed CEO of Maxol, Brian Donaldson, speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about his first two months in the company’s hot seat After a diligent and lengthy service as Chief Operations Officer of leading forecourt brand Maxol, Brian Donaldson has now stepped into the top job. Acting as the right hand man of former CEO Tom Noonan before ...

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Mercury Security Management CCTV protects even isolated areas

We already know that remotely monitored CCTV surveillance helps to reduce crime…but how do you protect isolated areas where there is little or no infrastructure? The Mercury CCTV Rapid Deployment Unit is a fully integrated CCTV solution that encompasses everything you need to protect your assets on a budget – The Mercury CCTV Rapid Deployment Unit is ideal for temporary ...

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€9.25 NMW ‘lacks economic basis’

A group representing independent retailers has criticised plans to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) as having “no economic basis”. Ireland’s Low Pay Commission (LPC) announced at the beginning of August it was recommending an increase of 1.1 percent in the NMW for an experienced adult worker to €9.25. The LPC said with inflation forecast at 0.4 per cent for ...

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Kilkenny at a ‘Cross’ roads

Philip Cross, owner of Topaz Spar in Kilkenny’s Callan Road, speaks to IF&CR after switching brand An avid eye might just catch a glimpse of Philip Cross’s Topaz service station from one of Kilkenny Castle’s archaic crenels. Located just under a kilometre (as the crow flies) from the fortification and surrounding city centre, the forecourt rests at three chief intersections ...

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Asda announce fuel price cap as crude slides

Asda has announced a cut to the price of its petrol and diesel by 2p, capping unleaded at 105.7p per litre and diesel at 106.7p. The supermarket chain, which operates 272 petrol stations throughout the UK said the move would especially benefit domestic holidaymakers. Andy Peake, Asda’s senior director for petrol, said: “It’s the start of the summer holidays and ...

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Sunmagic launches healthy drink trio

Juice producer Sunmagic is launching three new ranges as it continues to add breadth to the healthy soft drinks category with products which tap into the latest consumer trends such as low calorie and low sugar drinks, and coconut water. The new healthy ranges are available in Iceland stores nationally from this week in more than 500 outlets, and comprise ...

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Want to be an Applegreen dealer? Then this video is for you

Applegreen have launched an insightful video, detailing what it’s like to be part of the Applegreen Dealer Programme. The five minute feature focuses on dealers such as John Mullin, an Applegreen dealer in Sligo, telling the story about his forecourt and partnership with the prominent forecourt brand. It also hears from Donagh Hickey, who speaks about his Applegreen forecourt in Co ...

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