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Staying on Top – Martin Daly speaks to IF&CR

Martin Daly, head of sales & marketing at one of Ireland’s largest fuel retailers Top Oil, speaks to IF&CR about the company’s winning strategy. Top Oil scored a major success at this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards when their Top Oil Mace Park Road site in Waterford claimed a major award for the Top Oil brand. The site, ...

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Roscommon is making the switch to Valero

IF&CR speaks to two Co Roscommon forecourt retailers, who have made the switch to Valero, selling fuel under the Texaco brand.   When experienced forecourt professionals with the business acumen of Declan Jones and Emer Cooney switch to your brand, you must be doing something right. Both former Esso dealers and highly-regarded business people in Co Roscommon, their forecourts have ...

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Independent Laboratory Ltd – The science of fuel traceability

Independent Laboratory Ltd is at the frontline of fuel analysis, and tells IF&CR about adjusting to the introduction of the latest hi-tech tracer Accutrace S-10 is a colourless, odourless, fuel marker additive that is so difficult to remove the very process requires the destruction of the fuel in which it is contained. It is the latest line of defence against ...

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Sunday Business Post joins as IF&CR Awards media partner

Ireland’s leading business publication, The Sunday Business Post, has been revealed as official media partner in Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer (IF&CR) Awards 2014. The news comes following broadcasting star Miriam O’Callaghan signing up to return as host for the highly-anticipated awards taking place on the 11th of September. The event is the highlight of the industry calendar featuring top ...

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Wash the space – Car Wash Show Europe

Bogdan Manta, Director of Sales of the first ever Car Wash Show Europe, speaks to IF&CR about the event taking place this October IF&CR: Bogdan, you have been involved in the launch of Car Wash Show Europe since February 2014, when ICA announced this inaugural trade show, what was the association’s motivation behind rolling out a European show? Bogdan: We ...

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Captain of industry – Donal O’Grady speaks to IF&CR

Running a forecourt and performing as captain of Limerick’s senior hurling team can’t be easy, but Donal O’Grady somehow manages to make it look that way. The service station in the village of Ballingarry, south of Limerick, has been in his family for over 30 years, and for 34-year-old Donal, the support of his fans off the pitch has been ...

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