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Petrol Retailers Association

Supporting petrol retailers in 2018

Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association talks the price of crude oil and what retailers can be doing to prepare for government legislation on electric vehicles. After a relatively stable year for the petrol industry, 2017 ended in a flurry of headlines announcing a three year high for petrol prices in the UK. Average figures for the nation showed that ...

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Topaz is turning full Circle-K in 2018

Senior director for retail sales and dealer operations at Topaz (Circle-K Ireland) Jonathan Diver looks back on a successful year for the brand and ahead to big changes and ambitious plans in 2018. With over 420 sites throughout Ireland, including 260 operated by independent dealer partners, Topaz’s Jonathan Diver has seen many changes in the company since he joined 15 ...

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RGDATA Tara Buckley

Speaking up for retail

2017 was a busy and productive year for Ireland’s longest established trade association, RGDATA. Its director general, Tara Buckley, has been speaking to IFCR… RGDATA made more than 30 submissions to Irish and EU bodies in 2017, presented to four Oireachtas committees and had numerous meetings with ministers, TDs, senators, and government bodies in order to represent the interests of ...

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Maxol

Maxol has big plans for 2018

CEO Brian Donaldson speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about Maxol’s strategic plan to take the brand to dizzying heights. 2017 was not only an exciting year for the Maxol brand, but also for CEO Brian Donaldson, who in May, celebrated a full year at the helm of the company. Over the past 12 months, Maxol has invested close to €22m ...

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Pearl Clarke, PostPoint

PostPoint outlines plans for development

Pearl Clark, retail product director, An Post speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about PostPoint continued development over 2017. In 2017 PostPoint continued to broaden our product portfolio and diversifying outside of our core market of convenience retailers. In addition to our primary products of mobile phone top up, bill payment, Gift Cards and stamps, last year we launched ...

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Karen Kelso, Moy Park

Initiating Irish expansion

Director of business for Moy Park, Karen Kelso tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why she thinks Moy Park is in the perfect position to expand with the RoI market. 2018 promises to be a busy year for the Moy Park Brand with a key focus to develop sales within the ROI convenience sector. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Not just meat free millennials

Neighbourhood Retailer speaks to business manager Ireland for Quorn Foods, Glenn McCracken on how their innovative range of alternative proteins is well placed to be ahead of the curve as consumers become increasingly more susceptive to a meat free lifestyle. In Neighbourhood Retailer’s experience, speaking to retailers across the region has unveiled a clear consumer trend for leading a healthier ...

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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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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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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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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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