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Feeding the network – Thomas Ennis on his stunning Spar stores

Thomas Ennis has built an astonishing network of Spar stores, and tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how he’s embraced his mistakes to create success “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” Dublin playwright George Bernard Shaw’s approach to the art of mistake making still rings true 67 ...

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Giving back in Ballydehob

Ivan Camier’s Gala is Ireland’s most southern convenience store and forecourt. It may be a rural setting, but it’s very much a modern existence… The creative village of Ballydehob rests on the knuckle of Ireland’s most south westerly toe. It’s an extremity famed for its clean air, lush leafiness, and quaint village life, and leads to Ireland’s official end-point, Mizen ...

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Freshii founder looks forward to Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit

One of the world’s most recognised food-service entrepreneurs speaks about his forthcoming visit to Ireland as one of the world-class speakers featuring at this year’s Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit. Matthew Corrin, the founder of Freshii and an international star of food-to-go, believes the spirit of entrepreneurship is “alive and well” in Ireland as he plans his return. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt ...

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Today’s Donore – a fresh approach

Savage & Whitten’s focus on growth within its Today’s symbol brand has made a significant stride forward with the addition of Today’s Donore near Drogheda. Savage and Whitten, the Newry-based independent wholesaler behind the Today’s symbol brand in Ireland, has reported strong growth in 2017, with ten new retailers already committed to the fascia within the first quarter. Now it has ...

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Ibec confident of Irish success despite Brexit

As Ibec CEO Danny McCoy is revealed as one of the top speakers at this September’s Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit, the respected economist provides a no-holds-barred account of the state’s post-Brexit outlook Brexit may be the biggest challenge to face Ireland since the foundation of the state, according to Ibec CEO Danny McCoy, but he has some reasons to be cheerful. ...

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Front of store screens deliver 15% sales uplift

A new range of shop window digital displays can deliver a 15% uplift in FMCG sales, according to innovative provider Hi!Street Digital Media. Launching nationally in 250 stores this month, the digital display media owner is innovating the way retailers and brands advertise to shoppers with its high bright screens, placed strategically in the window front and proven to influence decision ...

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