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Musgrave Wholesale Partners appoint new Trading Director

Musgrave Wholesale Partners, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has appointed Ciara McClafferty as its Trading Director. Previously appointed as Trading Director for Musgrave Northern Ireland in 2015, Ciara has now assumed the role of Trading Director for Musgrave Wholesale Partners and is responsible for the Musgrave MarketPlace, Daybreak and Day Today brands. Ciara joined the ...

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Gala launches ‘Family Fun’ holiday promotion

The Gala Family Fun competition is offering Gala customers the chance to win a trip to five terrific destinations including Disneyland, Florida; EuroDisney, Paris; Lego Land, UK; the Algarve in Portugal and the soon to open Centerparcs in Longford. Running in store until July , customers who spend over €10 or more in one transaction will be given a stamp ...

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Sales boom for Applegreen Vegan Sausage Roll

Sales across the Applegreen hot deli have increased by 13% since the launch of its vegan sausage roll in April. There has also been a further uplift of 43% across the sausage roll range since this time last year. The Applegreen vegan sausage roll, known as The Vegan, is an exclusive recipe made with a plant-based blend of soyabean, chickpeas, ...

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Celtech Software Group joins the HTEC family

Universe Group plc, the parent company of HTEC Ltd, is pleased to announce today that Celtech Software Group (Celtech) has combined with Universe. Celtech is a developer of retail and wholesale management solutions (RMS) based in Dublin. Its ab-initio software product is a class-leading, cloud-based RMS offering that gives large, multi-site operators a uniquely powerful modular suite operating in real-time ...

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Circle K to fuel Team Ireland on the road to Tokyo 2020

Circle K are supporting Team Ireland in a new agreement that will see the company become the Official Fuel and Convenience Partner to the Irish Olympic Team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The two-year partnership, which commences immediately, sees the leading fuel and convenience retailer back the efforts of Ireland’s elite athletes in their preparations to represent their country ...

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Maxol lubricants awarded contract with Translink Group

Leading lubricants company, Maxol Lubricants has been awarded the contract to be sole supplier of AdBlue and Anti-Freeze to the Translink Group after a competitive tender process. Maxol Lubricants has been supplying Translink since 2013 and the partnership has gone from strength to strength in that time, leading to the local company securing the contract once again. The contract will ...

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Maxol invests €100m in business model transformation

Maxol has announced a €100m investment in the redevelopment of its service stations across the country, transforming the company from a fuel-driven business to a food service and convenience-led model. The almost century old forecourt and convenience retailer has already invested €128 million in its network between 2012 and 2017, with a further €100 million investment confirmed for additional redevelopments ...

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Dublin is EU’s biggest Brexit winner

Dublin has been the largest benefactor of Brexit exiles with 86 related moves landing in the capital, a new study suggests. According to the ‘Under Pressure’ report from London-based property group Knight Frank, Ireland’s Brexit dividend has been a ‘remarkable outcome’ for the Republic with 92 UK-based companies moving their operations there. The cities that have gained the most companies ...

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Henderson Group transform convenience sales with new technology

The Henderson Group are making waves in the convenience industry with their new state of the art payment solutions through technology system EDGEPos. Developed for the convenience and fuel forecourt market by Henderson Technology, EDGEPoS is one of the only worldwide EPOS systems that has been designed by retailers, for retailers. The technology offers a fully scalable, real-time solution supporting ...

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Applegreen reviewing newly-acquired hotel operation

Leading forecourt retailer Applegreen, which currently operates six sites in NI, is reviewing its newly-acquired hotel operation in the UK. 2018 was another strong year of growth for the business which was driven by positive contribution from our continued expansion with both current year and prior year acquisitions delivering solid performance. This was supplemented by good levels of like for ...

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IKEA offers Mother’s Day gift inspiration with hamper workshop

IKEA is sharing some inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts this weekend by holding a special drop-in workshop to learn the art of creating beautiful gift hampers.  This Saturday and Sunday, from 1 – 5pm in the Home Organisation area of the Holywood Exchange store, co-workers will show customers how to put together an original hamper of gifts from frames for ...

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Royal Dutch Shell boss sees pay rise by 126%

The boss of Royal Dutch Shell received a mammoth 126% pay rise last year, pocketing 20.1 million euros (£17 million) after higher oil prices boosted profits at the energy giant. Chief executive Ben Van Beurden saw his total pay packet climb from 8.9 million euros (£7.6 million) to more than 15 million euros (£12.8 million) as part of a long-term ...

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