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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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Staying ahead in Headford

The town of Headford, located a fairly stiff drive north of Galway city centre, has two claims to fame. Firstly, it had a brief cameo as the back drop to John Wayne’s man’s man, Sean Thornton, in the Oscar winning The Quiet Man; and secondly, its iron-aged archaeological monuments. It may be small, but it’s growing, and that’s good news ...

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£2.5M airport forecourt to land in 2017

Plans for a £2.5 million forecourt adjacent to Belfast International Airport have been cleared for take-off. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council unanimously approved the project on July 20. It will create 35 new jobs and support 30 more during construction. The new Airport Road facility is scheduled to open in the spring of next year. Developer, Dunadry-based Moorefield Contracts Ltd, ...

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Maxol announces AWARE as new charity partner

Maxol has announced mental health charity AWARE is to be their new charity partner. The forecourt retailer said the aim of the partnership, which will run until at least the end of 2017, is to promote positive mental health in communities across Northern Ireland. It will support the range and level of important services delivered by AWARE in Northern Ireland ...

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IGD director joins Summit line-up

The director of retail insight at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), Ben Miller, has joined the world-class line-up of speakers for the Summit 2016 in September. Mr Miller is a leading authority on retail and supply trends, and leads IGD’s retail team. He is responsible for global insight programmes covering retailer performance and strategy, grocery market development, and tracking ...

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Topaz scores top ten in Europe

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, Topaz, has been recognised as one of the Best Large Workplaces in Europe for the fourth time. The company joined the prestigious top-ten of the Best Large Workplaces in Europe during a black tie event attended by over 400 people in the RDS in Dublin. It’s the first time Topaz, acquired by the Couche-Tarde ...

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Brexit triggers ‘unwelcome’ instability for Ireland and EU

Irish business group Ibec has described the UK’s vote to leave the EU as a “very significant blow” that will lead to a “protracted and unwelcome” period of uncertainty and instability. The influential group called for the Irish Government, EU institutions and central banks to minimise financial, economic and political instability and ensure Irish interests are safeguarded during exit negotiations. ...

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Maxol Group celebrates launch of Maxol Mulhuddart

Some 50 guests have joined the celebrations as the Maxol Group officially launched its largest service station at Maxol M3 Mulhuddart. Maxol’s company directors, contractors, trade partners and the sites licensees, Donal and Liam Fitzpatrick, were among the guests attending the event. Maxol Mulhuddart is the company’s largest service station in almost 100 years of company history. Since opening recently ...

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Applegreen Lisburn wins International award

Applegreen’s Lisburn Motorway Service Area has been conferred a major international award. The site took home the top prize of International Convenience Retailer of the Year at the prestigious 2016 International Convenience Retail Awards, held in London on June 9. The awards are organised by the US based National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which represents 150,000 forecourts in the ...

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All Blacks legend joins Summit international line-up

World Cup winner and one of the greatest rugby players to ever perform the Haka, Sean Fitzpatrick, is joining a cast of international and local speakers for what will be one of Ireland’s biggest conferences this year. The programme for the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit 2016 has been revealed, featuring huge figures in international retailing. Some 450 delegates from ...

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