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Blaney Stores XL

A brighter future for Blaneys Stores XL

John Blaney, owner of Blaneys Stores describes how BWG helped him turn his business around. As a family run business in rural Ireland, Blaneys Stores has had its fair share of challenges brought on by the recession and lack of investment in non-urban areas in the West of Ireland. Thankfully, owner John Blaney tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer that ...

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Costcutter Rudden's Top Oil 6

Coming out on top in Cavan

Padraig Rudden, owner of Costcutter Rudden’s Service Station tells IF&CR why Top Oil is the only network for him. The site on the popular Railway Road in Cavan had been trading for thirty years and in October of last year went under an extensive redevelopment, switching to Costcutter and adding a host of new facilities. Despite feeling the need for ...

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Smooch

Make it special, make it simple.

Smooch ice cream’s refreshed brand identity presents more opportunities nationwide. Smooch ice cream concept was introduced by Dairyglen in 2005 and has quickly become one of the most recognisable brands in the category. After six years of unprecedented growth, as a forward-thinking company Smooch has decided to change and contemporise their brand identity in reaction to consumer demand and a ...

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Baking up a new site in Maynooth

Eurospar retailer Luke Creighan opens the latest The Natural Bakery Store in Manor Mills Shopping Centre. Ireland’s largest independent bakery chain, The Natural Bakery opened the doors to its 13th shop this month in Maynooth creating 10 new jobs. While the majority of The Natural Bakery sites are in Dublin, this will be the retailer’s second shop in Kildare. The ...

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whiskey sales soar

Premium Irish whiskey sales soar

Sales of premium Irish whiskey on the rise as surveys reveal reduced alcohol consumption among population. 2017 was another strong year for the Irish whiskey industry, which saw domestic sales of premium Irish whiskey brands grow by 41 percent to over 700,000 bottles, according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA). Overall sales of Irish whiskey grew by 6 percent to ...

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Top Oil Ballyvolane Forecourt

New Top Oil Site at Ballyvolane, Cork

Top Oil has officially opened its latest forecourt, Ballyvolane, Cork representing a multi-million-euro investment. The new state-of-the-art site will employ over 80 people, from the surrounding area in North Cork bringing a wide range of local amenities and providing an economic boost to the Cork area. The new 3-acre site is located on the west side of Ballyhooly Road, in ...

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Dublin Airport

New cashless Honest Eats outlet at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has teamed up with Marqette to trial a new honesty-based food and beverage take-away offer at Terminal 1. A trial Honest Eats Co fridge will be installed at Marqette’s airside location in T1 later this month stocked with a selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, snacks and drinks. Passengers will pick the items they want, scan them and ...

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Supermacs

Supermac’s to open first Donegal store

Supermac’s has announced plans to open its first fast-food outlet in Donegal in August creating 60 jobs in the community. The newest addition to the Supermac’s estate will be located in Donegal town. The outlet will be operated as a franchise by existing franchisee Ken Foley who also operates the franchise for the outlet on the Bundoran Road in Sligo ...

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car filling petrol

CMA scrutinises fuel deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put a hold on the merger of DCC Oil by Nicholl Oils. Nicholl Oils – Northern Ireland’s largest independent oil distributor – has been told to cease any operations with DCC Oil while it considers whether a relevant merger situation has been created and if the deal has resulted in a substantial lessening ...

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McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Second consecutive win for McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Maxol, McGonigle’s Muff has been awarded Store of the Year in the Maxol Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year. The awards – that promote and reward excellence in retail standards throughout the Maxol network of 231 service stations – took place at The Maxol Retail Conference in The K Club, Co. Kildare. For ‘hero’ stores that display truly exceptional ...

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News

Latest news – June edition

The latest industry news from the forecourt and convenience sectors in Ireland Tesco takes top spot in grocery The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018, show Tesco reclaiming the top spot on its own for the first time in more than two years with an overall share of 22.3 percent.  ...

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Jacob Schram

The essence of business

As Circle K begins rebranding all Topaz sites in Ireland, Group President Europe, Jacob Schram outlines his approach to chasing success in any market. Great leaders are born of a desire to succeed, to make a difference, and in Jacob Schram’s case the passion to create a company culture like no other. For Schram, Group President for Circle K in ...

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