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Brexit – What’s the worst that can happen..?

On June 23, voters in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK will go to the polls to decide directly whether the UK should remain part of the European Union. The result is far from a foregone conclusion and the likely effects of withdrawal are a topic of conjecture. But how do Irish retailers and business people view the ...

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Flagship site spearheads Maxol’s expansion plans

Maxol has just unveiled its much anticipated Mulhuddart service station on the M3, its largest scheme to date and a new benchmark both in terms of building design and consumer offering. It’s part of an ongoing and extensive expansion plan for the brand. Leading forecourt convenience retailer, Maxol, has just opened the doors on the largest ever service station development ...

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Sweet 2016 for Gala

Since the start of 2016, Gala has opened a fleet of new stores. As retailers turn to the brand in growing numbers, IF&CR speaks to CEO Gary Desmond about the recent successes Gala is one of Ireland’s most exciting convenience retailers. A completely Irish-owned operation, it prides itself on reliable structures and powerful communication. The brand surged in popularity toward ...

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Business as usual – Topaz’s Jonathon Diver speaks to IF&CR

Following a strong year, network director at Topaz Energy Group Limited, Jonathon Diver, speaks to IF&CR during a period of radical change for the fuel retailer “Will we continue our expansion strategy? Absolutely,” a strident Jonathon Diver told IF&CR during our recent interview. “There’s to be no change in that regard. Over the last 12 months we’ve added a number ...

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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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