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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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DCC Oil

Gaining momentum at DCC Oil Ireland

Commercial director Jason Flannery tells IF&CR how DCC Oil Ireland (Emo Oil & GreatGas) can offer retail site owners the winning formula. One of the biggest global players in the industry, DCC operates nationally under the brand names Emo Oil and GreatGas. Offering a range of flexible business models, Emo Oil has 105 dealer sites across Ireland and is also ...

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Applegreen Navan

Applegreen Navan creates 50 new jobs

Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer gets a behind the scenes tour of the new Applegreen at Navan Retail Park, Co. Meath With one service station currently located at Kentstown Road in Navan, the new service station is conveniently located on the Northern Link Road which connects north Navan to the M3 motorway and caters for 34,000 cars every day. The site ...

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Inver 2

Inspiring Community Spirit at Inver

IFCR speaks to Inver who celebrated a fantastic year in 2018 about their plans to continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the Irish retail market. Ben Lenihan, Inver’s retail director noted that 2017 was a busy year for the company “We invested heavily in the Irish fuel market over the past number of years and we ...

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Texaco 2

Changing Direction with Texaco

Seán Heaphy, managing director for H2 Group tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why he made the switch to the Texaco brand. 2017 was a standout year for H2 Group who operate a network of convenience stores and forecourts across Ireland. After finding out that Esso Ireland  was due to cease trading at the beginning of the year, the group ...

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National Convenience Show

National Convenience Show returns with business-boosting ideas

UK’s leading trade event will help c-store operators and independent retailers flourish by taking advantage of latest trends The National Convenience Show, returning to the NEC, Birmingham April 16-18, offers the perfect ground for retailers to get a head start on the newest trends and changing consumer demands, as well as catching up with peers and putting questions to a ...

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