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Still on Top – Gerard Boylan speaks to IF&CR

While the brand is one of the most recognisable in Ireland, Top Oil seems to have a strategically considered approach to market growth. Not only did Top Oil purchase Ashbourne Oil in the North East in August last year, but this January they announced significant plans to buy the retail trading business of service station company Sirio Retail Operations in ...

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Maxol at the Heart of it in Dundalk

The Maxol Team speaks to IF&CR about the company’s latest forecourt opposite Dundalk’s Institute of Technology Most readers of this magazine would hardly need a lesson on the importance of location, but Maxol seem to have turned the skill into an art form. The latest addition is example of location insight at its best. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Wholesale change for BWG

Managing director of BWG Foods, Willie O’Byrne, speaks to IF&CR about the year ahead and what’s next after the Londis takeover In June 2015, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cleared BWG’s long sought after deal to acquire ADM Londis for €23 million, some ten years after offering €35 million for the symbol brand. It was the icing on the ...

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Maxol sets sights on new heights

Maxol’s chief executive-in-waiting, Brian Donaldson, tells us of his short and long-term plans for the company. Tom Noonan will be leaving behind some impressive shoes to fill when he departs in May. Inaugural recipient of the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer’s lifetime achievement award, and chief executive of Maxol for some 25 of his 36 years with the business, Tom’s ...

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Inventive Inver investing in infrastructure

Experienced fuel retailer Norman Foley tells IF&CR about joining the Inver brand, and the exciting plans the company has to grab hold of the forecourt sector in a big way Norman Foley has built-up his Co Kerry forecourt and convenience business over the past 12 years, and after joining Inver’s relatively new forecourt fascia he says business is now booming. ...

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2015’s fuel retail hero, Supermac

One of Ireland’s most successful businessmen speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer on his receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award and keeping up the pace in the forecourt market Picking up his Lifetime Achievement award it seemed the fast-food Tsar of Ireland, Pat McDonagh, is on his way to becoming its forecourt Pharaoh. The Supermac’s founder and Papa John’s ...

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