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IFEX

What’s cooking at IFEX 2018

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail, and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from March 20-22, 2018. IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from March 20-22, 2018. Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer, along with our sister publications Licensed and Catering News, and Neighbourhood Retailer are ...

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Retail trends

Key trends for retail in 2018

The Institute of Grocery Distribution has indentified the top five trends that retailers can expect to see over the following 12 months. The following predictions have been identified by IGD’s international research, shopper insights and catalogue of global retail innovations, to provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in 2018. Toby Pickard, Senior Innovations ...

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Gala Gifts for Schools

Gala announce €20,000 giveaway

As part of their 20th birthday celebrations, Gala is giving local Irish primary schools the chance to win part of €20,000 prize. Gala Retail has announced a new initiative ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ – which will see the retail group giving away €20,000 to Primary Schools – to mark their 20th year. One winning primary school will be awarded a ...

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Pearl Clarke, PostPoint

PostPoint outlines plans for development

Pearl Clark, retail product director, An Post speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about PostPoint continued development over 2017. In 2017 PostPoint continued to broaden our product portfolio and diversifying outside of our core market of convenience retailers. In addition to our primary products of mobile phone top up, bill payment, Gift Cards and stamps, last year we launched ...

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Karen Kelso, Moy Park

Initiating Irish expansion

Director of business for Moy Park, Karen Kelso tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why she thinks Moy Park is in the perfect position to expand with the RoI market. 2018 promises to be a busy year for the Moy Park Brand with a key focus to develop sales within the ROI convenience sector. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Quorn meats 3

Not just meat free millennials

Neighbourhood Retailer speaks to business manager Ireland for Quorn Foods, Glenn McCracken on how their innovative range of alternative proteins is well placed to be ahead of the curve as consumers become increasingly more susceptive to a meat free lifestyle. In Neighbourhood Retailer’s experience, speaking to retailers across the region has unveiled a clear consumer trend for leading a healthier ...

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‘Making it Count’ in 2018 with Kinetica

The Irish Sports Nutrition brand, Kinetica, is encouraging you to ‘Make It Count’ in 2018 with the launch of its #KineticaMakeItCount series this January. The #KineticaMakeItCount Series will see athletes and influencers share videos on social media telling us how they are planning to ‘Make It Count’ in 2018, helping to motivate and inspire people with their health and fitness ...

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Slimline Edge – new Adblue tank

Kingspan, a global authority in AdBlue storage and dispensing, has just unveiled the Slimline Edge, a new tank set to revolutionise AdBlue retailing in petrol stations and truck stops. This remarkable tank marks a step-change for the sector.  It delivers superior security and protection to its AdBlue contents, while its island-friendly contours and unique ‘Make it Your Own’ branding will ...

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Gala

A ‘wheely’ prosperous start to the New Year for lucky Gala winner

Starting the year off with a bang, Gala present Navan winner with brand new car! It’s been a prosperous start to 2018 for one lucky lady in Navan, who was presented with the prize of a new set of wheels in the form of a brand new 181 Toyota Aygo last week, courtesy of Gala Retail. Tracy Davies had a ...

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self driving car

Driverless cars could be on the roads by 2019

Self-driving cars are to be tested on UK roads as early as 2019. The incentive comes as part of the chancellor’s effort to boost the UK’s technology and science industries. Driverless technology has been in development for some time now, with carmakers such as Jaguar Land Rover trialling autonomous vehicles for the consumer market. However under current legislation cars must ...

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Drinks promotions restricted by new legislation

Legislation introduced by the Irish government will limit promotions allowed in-store. Two for one promotions aimed at students and others will be restricted under the legislation, while display options will also be curbed. The amendment proposes small shops be allowed to keep alcohol products in view, but insists they be confined to a maximum of two storage units. Larger retailers ...

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diesel pump

Diesel hit as new car sales tumble

Plunging sales saw the UK new car market in decline for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal overall demand fell by 12.2 per cent in October, with diesel sales being the worst affected. While petrol sales rose slightly at 2.7 per cent, diesel ...

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