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Solo A29, Cookstown

Solo/Spar A29 Service Station, Cookstown

Many retailers come in to the business from completely different backgrounds. Jonathan Finch is no different. He worked as a qualified chartered surveyor before making the move into property development with his business partners Les Ross and Andrew Hutchinson. Before the recession, the trio became part owners of two shops in Scotland with a view to redevelop and sell them ...

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Millen's Centra/Topaz Carrickfergus

Millen’s Centra/Topaz, Carrickfergus

Robert and Dymphna Millen saw a retail niche in Carrickfergus and late last year realised their plans as they opened a brand new Centra/Topaz store which is doing remarkable business… After 10 years operating a Centra c-store in Antrim, Robert and Dymphna Millen decided to take on a new challenge in their home town of Carrickfergus. The area was crying out for ...

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Brian Donaldson, Maxol

Brian Donaldson is upbeat as Irish oil firm, Maxol, presses ahead with its multi-million, five-year plan to expand and streamline its operations across the island of Ireland. Russell Campbell spoke to him at the start of January and asked how the strategy was progressing… The challenge for petrol retailers in the modern market lies not so much in how to attract ...

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Frank Gleeson, Topaz

Frank Gleeson, Topaz

As Frank Gleeson prepares to leave Topaz after 12 years with the company, he talks to NR about his time in convenience retailing and how the industry will fare in 2014… Last year was a positive one for Topaz. The dealer business grew successfully, a number of company owned were integrated in to network with the flagship new forecourt at Dublin ...

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