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Freshii enjoying healthy growth

Freshii Ireland master franchise holder Dave O’Donoghue speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the exciting new concept that’s energising the market Freshii is one of the fastest-growing food-to-go brands in the world, serving a healthy and customizable menu built around fresh ingredients. Since opening its first store in the US in 2005, Freshii has grown to over 300 ...

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The Fifth Element – Jonathan Diver reveals Topaz road map to Circle-K

Topaz’s Senior Director of Retail Sales and Operations, Jonathan Diver, reveals plans to introduce Circle-K and discusses the elements of the plan that will put the company on the world map “At Topaz, we never slow down,” said senior director of retail sales and operations dealers at Topaz, Jonathan Diver. And it’s no wonder. The company has been on a ...

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Getting to know the millennial shopper

Shoppers at either end of the generation spectrum hold some of the most exciting opportunities. Elyse Charvin from him! introduces us to the millenial shopper. Amongst younger shoppers, there is room to increase how much they spend. Millennials, for example, are very valuable as they are frequent visitors. In Ireland 85% are likely to visit a c-store at least once a ...

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Ambition driving the Barry Group

The Barry Group has achieved great things over the past 12 months, but their ambitions don’t end there. MD Jim Barry talks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about his goals for 2017 The Barry Group is one of the leading wholesale groups in Ireland, with almost 300 Costcutter, Carry Out, and Quik Pick franchises under its considerable umbrella. The ...

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Amber continues award-winning growth

The Amber network continues to expand as its outstanding Fermoy site picks up a prestigious Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Award. Amber was established in Fermoy in 1980 by the Fitzgerald family who identified a gap in the Irish market for a fuel discounter. Since that time, the company – one of the largest fuel retailers in Munster – has ...

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Londis ready to face next 60 years

Londis sales director Conor Hayes speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the brand’s €8M investment in its network   Following its high-profile step under the BWG umbrella last year, convenience network Londis sprang into action in early 2016. Not satisfied with being instrumental in the first-half operating profit surge of its parent company, it launched an €8 million ...

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