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Ice cream Ireland

Consumers pay more for local ice cream

A report conducted by Mintel reveals that Irish shoppers are willing to spend more on ice cream if it is made traditionally or has local links. Spring has finally sprung in Ireland and as we prepare for the [somewhat] warmer months, retailers are prepped and ready to stock up on supplies of ice cream and chilled desserts. Sales in this ...

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Play your part in Special Olympics Ireland

Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland said: “Our athletes are ready to take up the honour of representing their region on the National stage in Dublin. Final preparations are underway, but I want to thank all those who have been involved in the long build-up to the 2018 Games.

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Moy Park

Moy Park relaunches breaded range in 75th year

Ireland’s number one poultry brand, Moy Park, has relaunched its branded breaded product range to coincide with the company’s 75th anniversary. “Given our 75th anniversary, 2018 is an important year for Moy Park, and we wanted to celebrate from a brand perspective through the relaunch,” explains Karen Kelso, Director of Business. “The relaunch includes a packaging refresh – featuring a ...

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Frank Gleeson wins industry accolade

Industry recognition for Aramark’s Frank Gleeson

Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. The award, sponsored by Mondelēz International, was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on June 6, 2018. “I cannot think of a better leader to be recognised for this prestigious award. He has been one of the industry’s ...

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heineken

Beer is Ireland’s favourite drink

Beer remains the nation’s most popular drink, making up a 44.8 percent share of the alcohol product market last year. However, the volume of beer consumed was down 2.1 percent on 2016, according to new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). Research also revealed that Ireland’s drinks consumers have a growing taste for wine and spirits. ...

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Brexit

Brexit could bring Ireland’s supply chain to a halt, says FTAI

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is pressing negotiators to consider the impact of a potential ‘no deal’ result for the ongoing Brexit negotiations. As Aidan Flynn, FTAI’s general manager says, the outcome could bring Ireland’s supply chain to a halt which could cripple business across the country: “The Brexit clock is ticking,” he says, “and with just 11 months to Brexit day, ...

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Forecourt Eye

Forecourt Eye announce agreement with Greenergy

Greenergy adds Forecourt Eye’s crime prevention and loss recovery service to its dealer offer. Under a new agreement with Greenergy, Forecourt Eye’s crime prevention and loss recovery service is to be offered as an extension to Greenergy’s fuel offer to dealer forecourts across the UK and Ireland. Forecourt Eye is the only completely digital service available to forecourt retailers to ...

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BWG Foods

Growing the empire

Willie O’Byrne, managing director for BWG Foods tells IF&CR how he believes every challenge presents an opportunity. While you might expect the managing director of an Ireland-wide company, with an annual turnover of €1.3bn, to keep more than a watchful eye over proceedings, Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods in Ireland pleasantly surprises Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer by his ...

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Bank of Ireland

Retail investment on track for 2018

According to the Bank of Ireland’s head of retail convenience this year will be a strong one for Ireland’s grocery and convenience retail sector Figures suggest Ireland’s grocery and convenience retail sector is due a positive year ahead, according to the Bank of Ireland’s head of retail convenience, Owen Clifford. “Investment generally has picked up over the past couple of ...

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lorry

Irish logistics businesses cautiously confident

Third annual CBRE Ireland Logistics and Supply Chain Index 2018 reveals positive attitude among logistics industry in Ireland. Despite a challenging trading environment over the past 12 months, Irish logistics businesses are seeing a recovery in confidence, according to the third annual CBRE Ireland Logistics and Supply Chain Index 2018, launched today.  However, as Freight Transport Association Ireland’s (FTAI) general manager ...

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Today's express, Lambs Cross

Reinventing old traditions at Today’s Express

Retailer Mark Malone tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why he made the switch to the Today’s Express brand after so many years in the business. Having worked in the retail trade from the age of 15, retailer Mark Malone is no stranger to the convenience model and has experience working under a number of symbol groups in Ireland. Mark ...

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Symbol Groups Ireland

Symbol Success

We take a look at the key names in the Irish symbol market as the industry flourishes in a strong economy. In a report released by Kantar Worldpanel in 2017, the Irish grocery industry accounted for €9billion of the overall market share with an average grocery spend per household of €5,400. The latest grocery market figures, published by Kantar Worldpanel ...

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