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McNulty’s business becomes rock of Hospital

It’s usually hedonistic rock stars that grab the headlines at the age of 27, but for young Eric McNulty, it’s the beginning of a blossoming business career. After his (slight) return to Ireland following academic pursuits in Scotland, his new show-stopping forecourt in Co Limerick is quickly becoming a huge hit with the local community. McNulty’s Fuels is located on ...

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The fresher the better!

Convenience operators latched onto fresh food’s retail potential years ago, but that doesn’t mean that innovation has stopped. Despite inflationary pressures impacting on consumer spend, fresh foods are still contributing healthy amounts at retail, in fact, according to Nielsen, it’s a category than can account for up to 60 per cent of consumers’ total spend on food, grocery and personal ...

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Creightons of Balmoral opens creating 50 new jobs

Creightons’ new hyper-modern store in the Balmoral area of Belfast has opened creating 50 new jobs for the area. The 6,000 sq ft EUROSPAR store is located on South Belfast’s Upper Lisburn Road. Owners Niall Creighton and Gail Boyd also own and operate EUROSPAR Creightons of Finaghy and SPAR Creightons of Blacks Road, also in the south of the city. The ...

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Awards host revealed as table bookings soar

Journalist and broadcaster Gráinne Seoige has been revealed as the host of the 2016 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards. Having worked on a multitude of channels, from BBC1 to Sky News, and RTÉ to TG4, Gráinne’s entertaining presenting style will adds to the glitz and spectacle of this year’s huge awards ceremony. And time is running out to book your ...

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Brexit – What’s the worst that can happen..?

On June 23, voters in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK will go to the polls to decide directly whether the UK should remain part of the European Union. The result is far from a foregone conclusion and the likely effects of withdrawal are a topic of conjecture. But how do Irish retailers and business people view the ...

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Black economy crushing retail

Ireland’s black economy is creating havoc for genuine retailers, new government figures reveal. Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) said their analysis of Central Statistics Office (CSO) retail sales figures for April suggests a surge in the incomes of illicit traders. Year-on-year retail sales figures showed the squeeze on margins with an increase of 5.1 per cent in volume, ...

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Gala award Candy’s Carnew

Michael Kelly speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer after his Gala store and forecourt in Carnew, Co Wexford, undergoes a rigorous revamp. Achieving buy-in – a personal investment of time, effort and good intention – is one of the strongest foundations any business can have. Candy’s Carnew in Co Wicklow is as good an example of this as you ...

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Flagship site spearheads Maxol’s expansion plans

Maxol has just unveiled its much anticipated Mulhuddart service station on the M3, its largest scheme to date and a new benchmark both in terms of building design and consumer offering. It’s part of an ongoing and extensive expansion plan for the brand. Leading forecourt convenience retailer, Maxol, has just opened the doors on the largest ever service station development ...

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‘Capitalise’ on sizzling sales this summer

Stocking seasonal products within your store is vital in today’s retailing environment. It’s a great way to increase sales, and by adding essential non-food items to your shelves, you’re also delivering more choice for your shoppers. With summer just around the corner, one of Northern Ireland’s largest suppliers of non-food impulse products, Capitol Essentials, is getting retailers ready for the ...

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Maxol launches national TV ad

Forecourt retailer Maxol has announced the official launch of its new TV advertising campaign. Entitled ‘Little Girl’, the ad highlights the quality of Maxol’s customer experience and affirms their “at the heart of it” approach to community. It comes after a rebrand project beginning in 2012, which has seen a €7,500,000 marketing investment. The TV ad will run across Ireland and Northern Ireland TV channels ...

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Fog Bandit – a spectacular revolution in security

In the event of an intruder, the first ten seconds are crucial. After that, the percentage risk of loss to a business during a raid or burglary rises exponentially. However, Fog Bandit has a state-of-the-art answer. Fog Bandit supplies and commissions the fastest security fogging system on the market, deploying 28 cubic meters of fog per second from the moment ...

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Star-studded opening for Galway Plaza

Paparazzi cameras blazed as the latest forecourt by Supermac’s entrepreneur Pat McDonagh opened for business in May. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring made his way to Junction 16, Kiltullagh on the M6 to cut the ribbon on the gleaming Galway Plaza. Owners Pat and Una McDonagh were joined by a litany of huge names for the official ...

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