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Costcutter Charleville has the X-factor

Retail area manager for Amber Charleville, Micheal O’Sullivan, sings the praises of the impressive range at the site’s Costcutter to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer It has only been opened since February 2016 but, already, the Costcutter outlet at Amber Charleville has become a star store for the symbol group. Its formidable talents were highlighted on the store’s first birthday ...

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Top of the food chain

Brian Herlihy’s Centra network is reinventing modern convenience, putting food firmly on the table. He speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about his strategy’s success The importance of food service in today’s convenience store will not be lost on regular readers of these pages, but few have pursued the concept as wholeheartedly as the Herlihy group. Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy ...

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Suresite achieves another landmark

Suresite, the UK card services and risk management company, has achieved a new landmark with its processing of bank card transactions exceeding £2bn per annum. From its launch in 2005, Suresite Card Services has grown to become the leading provider to group retailers and large multinational organisations in the UK forecourt sector and now serves any industry that accepts card ...

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PJ Carroll launch online ordering service

Leading tobacco manufacturer PJ Carroll & Company Ltd has launched a slick new online ordering portal for retailers. The system is available through the b2b.pjcarroll.ie site. Simply register using your account number as your User ID, accept all disclaimers and provide an email address and phone number. Once you’ve created a password, you’re ready to place orders on the site using it’s ...

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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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