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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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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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