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Costcutter Expo ‘Putting Shoppers First’

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has confirmed details of its annual Expo, which is set to take place at the Harrogate Convention Centre on 28th March 2019.   Entitled ‘Putting shoppers first to drive your sales’, the one-day Expo, which will be followed by a gala dinner and awards ceremony, will see the Group share plans and programmes to help its retailers ...

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Annual Award Ceremony Applauds Centra Representatives

The fourth annual Pride of Centra Awards took place in the Cliff at Lyons in Co. Kildare. Centra personnel from across the country were honoured for the passion and commitment they displayed in 2017. The Pride of Centra Awards was established to acknowledge those staff who demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in cementing Centra as Ireland’s number one convenience retailers. With ...

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Registration now open for IFEX 2018

IT’S just been announced that IFEX – Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice trade expo – is expected to host an additional 500 international delegates from across 12 countries as the event welcomes the World Butchers’ Challenge to the show in March 2018. The addition of co-located event Meat@IFEX has doubled the show size, and it’s the Meat@IFEX pavilion that will be ...

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Centra launch new range with free giveaways

Centra will be giving out free meals in Dublin today and tomorrow. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but those travelling through Connolly Station this evening can avail of a free dinner courtesy of Centra. Representatives from the store will be giving out free food to promote their new Heat It Up Meals range. Centra’s latest ...

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Fundraising Maxol awash with wishes

The Maxol Group has raised €15,000 for Make-A-Wish Ireland following its “Wash for Wishes” carwash week initiative. The October total represents a 50 per cent increase on last year, and was the third ‘Wash for Wishes’ campaign organised by the fuel brand. The funds raised will help Make-A-Wish reach its 2015 target of granting 175 wishes, itself a 29 per ...

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Sweets from Germany feature in confectionery showcase

Sweets from Germany will feature in a confectionary showcase event on Wednesday September 16 organised by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The half-day event takes place at the Food & Hospitality Exhibition in the Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin with the aim of establishing and maintaining German-Irish business relationships in the confectionery sector. The event will hear about ...

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Lidl at the Tall Ships

Lidl have hosted a successful event on board the Sorlandet at Belfast Harbour during the 2015 Belfast Tall Ships Race. Organised by Sail Training International, up to 80 vessels, including an estimated 20 striking square-rigged Tall Ships, are in Belfast until Sunday July 5 for the event, doubling the number that came in 2009. Some 500,000 people are expected to visit ...

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Wash the space – Car Wash Show Europe

Bogdan Manta, Director of Sales of the first ever Car Wash Show Europe, speaks to IF&CR about the event taking place this October IF&CR: Bogdan, you have been involved in the launch of Car Wash Show Europe since February 2014, when ICA announced this inaugural trade show, what was the association’s motivation behind rolling out a European show? Bogdan: We ...

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Topaz wins European award

Topaz has won a major European award for its Re.Store convenience concept forecourt. At a ceremony during the European NACS Insight Convenience Summit last Friday, Topaz won the International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Manor Stone Ballacolla forecourt, located at junction 3 on the M8 Dublin to Cork Motorway. “In an increasing number of markets, convenience and ...

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Maxol main sponsors of Irish Maritime Festival 2015

Maxol have been confirmed as the main sponsors of this year’s Irish Maritime Festival, taking place in Drogheda from Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, will see the festival promoted across over 200 Maxol service stations, and given a strong presence on social media. The success of the Irish Maritime Festival ...

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Shine-up for new European car wash show

Car wash owners and operators will be given a chance to see the sector’s latest innovations at the first European Car Wash Show in October. Produced by International Carwash Association, the world’s largest organisation for the industry’s professionals, it will be held on October 5 to 7 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam. The event will be focused exclusively ...

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iDAC 15 – a chance to meet the fuel retailing world

A fuel retail conference is taking place in London in May, providing the industry with a unique chance to meet. The event, iDAC 15, is taking place at the Tower Hotel on May  11 – 12, and has been organised by McLean Communications, who will also be simultaneously running the industry’s leading business meeting forum for the retail fuel marketplace, ...

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