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Full list of award winners and finalists revealed

The full list of the winners and finalists form the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2016 have been revealed. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards, Maxol M3 Mulhuddart overcame world-class competition to be crowned Forecourt of the Year. Set in the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday September 15, and ...

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Marty Morrissey, Lola the Cow and the Smooch Ice Cream Party!

Dairyglen, a family run enterprise since 1991, marked its 25th birthday in October with a celebrity bash in Dublin. The popular brand was accompanied at the celebrations by RTE’s Marty Morrissey; Jonathan Irwin, founder of The Jack and Jill Foundation; and their ever popular Smooch ice-cream brand ambassador Lola the Cow, in Marley Park. As well as celebrating a quarter ...

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Chopped announce 110 jobs

Irish healthy fast food brand, Chopped, has announced a recruitment drive to fill 110 new positions across Dublin and Kildare. The positions full and part time positions will service five new Chopped outlets opening in the next month. The fast-growing chain is looking for new store managers, supervisors, breakfast chefs and choppers. Aramark, which signed a five-year partnership with the ...

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Tributes after sudden death of ‘cherished’ Shane McArdle

A leading figure in Northern Ireland’s food industry has been described as a “cherished friend” after dying suddenly at the age of 41. Shane McArdle, 41, from Co Armagh, was Invest NI’s head of business development for the food and beverage market in the Middle East and Asia. He has been hailed as a key figure in the local food ...

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Leading the Revolution

The Revolution Laundrette… This concept was introduced into Ireland in 2013 with the first machine being installed in Courtown, Co Wexford. The Revolution laundrette is not your traditional laundry service with limited opening hours and high costs, its available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a competitive price. This service is ideal for the modern busy family ...

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Applegreen is big lift for Lifford

Conor McGettigan’s new state-of-the-art Applegreen forecourt in Lifford, Co Donegal, is proving a major boon for the local area. Lifford’s modest population of 1,700 fails to reflect the pivotal position of the town. Resting on the River Foyle, marking the Northern Ireland and Republic border, the town is a popular conduit for thousands of border-crossing motorists every day. As the ...

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Smooth melting Bliss in a bar

As the number 1 premium boxed brand in the market, Lindt Lindor holds 9.8% market share and is growing +12.6% year on year, proving Lindor to be a must stock for all retailers in 2016*. Boasting a wide range of exciting and delectable flavours, from the classic milk recipe to the sensuous Lindor Dark, Lindor has a reputation for innovation ...

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Maxol M3 Mulhuddart in Co Dublin is Ireland’s best forecourt

Maxol M3 Mulhuddart in Co Dublin has been hailed as the best forecourt on the island of Ireland, it can be revealed. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards, the Mulhuddart site overcame world-class competition to be crowned Forecourt of the Year. Set in the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday ...

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Retail Solutions Acquire JustScan Ltd

Retail Solutions Ltd, one of the leading Point of Sale (POS) providers in Ireland, has announced it has completed the acquisition of JustScan Ltd, another leading provider of POS systems to the grocery, pharmacy and fashion sectors. Speaking on the acquisition Retail Solutions Managing Director, Jarlath Hennelly, said: “This acquisition opens an exciting period of opportunity for both businesses. It is a ...

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Applegreen gross profits up 20%

Applegreen’s half-year results show a rise in revenues and profits, as the forecourt retailer continues its advance in Ireland and the UK. The Irish forecourt retailer’s accounts show a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in gross profits for the first six months of 2016. The brand also reported “robust like-for-like growth in the Republic of Ireland in particular”. Its estate ...

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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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