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Addgards Wet Wipe Dispensers and Bollard Sleeves for forecourts

Introducing new ways to enhance your forecourt from Addgards including Wet Wipe Dispensers and Bollard Sleeves. Most people have experienced that ‘petrol or diesel’ odour on their hands after refilling their vehicle. Addgards’ range of wet wipe dispensers solve this issue at very little cost. Choose from stand alone, portable or wall mounted dispensers that will match your forecourt’s look ...

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Home Grounds

Introducing Home Grounds…

A coffee brand with your profits in mind Home Grounds is the new coffee brand designed to give you full transparency on your coffee profits and margins. The open and honest business model means you’ll get maximum return in investment on one of the most sought-after hot beverages on the market. Home Grounds is designed with your business in mind. ...

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Sustainable success with fresh strategies and food-to-go at SPAR

While the marketplace remains intensely competitive, SPAR continues to see growth with like-for-like sales up on the previous year, keeping up to speed with modern consumers’ needs with fresh food-to-go and new strategies. Sales director Colin talks to IF&CR about the launch of SPAR’s most recent sales strategy, and how they continue to stay ahead of the game. “The convenience ...

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Relief for retailers as RE:SURE’s no upfront costs model protects valuable assets

With a number of gangs targeting alcohol, cigarettes, or just the float and the ongoing ATM thefts, we have spoken to one retailer who has found a new level of peace of mind. After experiencing a break-in at one of his sites, Johnny Finch, of Finch Retailing, now has RE:SURE at three of his Spar/Solo Petroleum forecourts across Northern Ireland. ...

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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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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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Groundbreaking new product launch for GripHero

GripHero to launch world’s first anti-static oxo-biodegradable hand-protection at The Forecourt Show 8-10 April GripHero Ltd, the developer of a revolutionary new hand-protection dispenser that enables drivers to avoid contact with contaminants, harmful bacteria and germs on fuel pump handles, has announced that it will launch the world’s first anti-static, oxo-biodegradable hand-protection solution at the Forecourt Show this April.  The ...

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Top Oil

Heading for success in 2019 with Top Oil, a trusted fuel partner

Dealer Johnny Brady tells IF&CR why Top Oil switching to Top Oil was the best move he could have made. 2018 has been a year of various challenges for many forecourt and convenience retailers across the island of Ireland, with uncertainties over Brexit and how it will affect trade creating concern. However, for Johnny Brady, the future looks bright following ...

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Gary Desmond Gala Retail

Trade comment – Gary Desmond CEO of Gala Group

2018 was a big year for the Gala Group as we celebrated 20 years of retailing excellence through a range of marketing activities, promotions and celebrations. Kicking off the celebrations the group ran its biggest ever social media giveaway, giving away the prize of a brand-new car. Following on from this, Gala awarded three primary schools in Ireland with sums ...

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Iceland launches new Slimming World Range

New Slimming World products have been added to Iceland’s exclusive new range. Iceland Ireland has everything you need to slim down for good with some tasty new Slimming World additions now available across its 26 stores nationwide. Whether you are looking for convenient ways to stay on track with a healthier lifestyle or optimising your healthy meal choices following an overly ...

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Brian Donaldson Maxol Zambrero

Planning for success

The last year presented much cause for celebration at Maxol but CEO, Brian Donaldson urges careful strategising is needed to negotiate the challenges that lie ahead. Describing 2018 as a “mosaic of highlights”, chief executive, Brian Donaldson, tells Neighbourhood Retailer that he would be pleased if Maxol, Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer has a similarly successful 12 months ...

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Gala launches recyclable cups

Gala introduces recyclable takeaway cups

Gala Retail to replace all single-use branded takeaway cups with new recyclable cups and lids. Customers will be able to dispose of the new cups in domestic brown bins and it is thought that the switch to these recyclable cups could prevent hundreds of thousands of non-recyclable coffee cups from being disposed of at landfill sites. The recyclable cup is ...

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