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Applegreen gross profits up 20%

Applegreen’s half-year results show a rise in revenues and profits, as the forecourt retailer continues its advance in Ireland and the UK. The Irish forecourt retailer’s accounts show a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in gross profits for the first six months of 2016. The brand also reported “robust like-for-like growth in the Republic of Ireland in particular”. Its estate ...

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How to win in business – All Blacks legend to make Irish appearance

All Black’s legend Sean Fitzpatrick is to lead an action-packed programme of inspirational speakers at Ireland’s biggest retail conference in September. The sporting hero is now a leading business consultant and will be delivering his keynote address, named ‘How to win in Business – Leading from the Front Row’ on September 15 in Dublin’s Double tree by Hilton Hotel. The ...

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Londis ready to face next 60 years

Londis sales director Conor Hayes speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the brand’s €8M investment in its network   Following its high-profile step under the BWG umbrella last year, convenience network Londis sprang into action in early 2016. Not satisfied with being instrumental in the first-half operating profit surge of its parent company, it launched an €8 million ...

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Irish retail outperforms Europe and UK

Irish retailers are performing better than both the European average and the UK, as the local economy continues its upward trend. Irish consumer spending on everyday grocery items increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data released on Monday. In the second quarter of 2016, the volume of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) purchased in Ireland rose ...

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Ireland’s Grocery Benevolent Fund partners the Summit 2016

Ireland’s Grocery Benevolent Fund can be revealed as the charity sponsor for the highly-anticipated Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit 2016. The Summit takes place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin on September 15, 2016. The IGBF currently assists some 300 families and individuals in the retail industry on a monthly basis, and contributes over €650,000 annually on welfare ...

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Finalists of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016 revealed

The process of revealing the finalists in the 2016 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards has begun. The awards represent the pinnacle of convenience and forecourt retailing across Northern Ireland and the Republic, and competition has been fierce. This year’s awards ceremony takes place on Thursday September 15 in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin, with those through to the final ...

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