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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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Q&A with Crantock Bakery’s Leigh Loomes

Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer speaks to Leigh Loomes, national sales manager and head of new product development at Crantock Bakery. How many years have you worked for your current employer? I’ve been with Crantock for 11 years now, I joined as a Business Development Manager after running my own retail business. What most appeals to you about working in the sector? ...

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Camlin service station in the spotlight

Joe Raleigh’s family-run Camlin Service Station has been serving one of Longford’s arterial routes since 1988. The popular forecourt is already home to an award-winning BWG Spar, but Joe is convinced his latest partnership with Valero will see his business flourish in what are changing times for the industry. “In November last year we found ourselves in a free situation,” ...

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Camlin service station in the spotlight

Joe Raleigh’s family-run Camlin Service Station has been serving one of Longford’s arterial routes since 1988. The popular forecourt is already home to an award-winning BWG Spar, but Joe is convinced his latest partnership with Valero will see his business flourish in what are changing times for the industry. “In November last year we found ourselves in a free situation,” ...

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Topaz Re.Store fuelling the Irish economy

Topaz began 2015 announcing they were moving into “expansion mode”, and the plan continues unabated with the refitting of Clonsaugh in north Dublin, and Ballacolla in Co Laois. The stations were redeveloped at a cost of €10 million, providing over 300 jobs in total, while both have been reimagined into Topaz’s Re.Store format – an idea-heavy concept that takes their ...

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Leo Crawford, BWG Group

BWG's Leo Crawford talks to IFCR about the company's investment plans

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Stephen Lynam, director Retail Ireland

Stephen Lynam, Retail Ireland

Stephen Lynam, Retail Ireland director on stimulating retail sector growth

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Pat & Una McDonagh, Directors of the Barack Obama Plaza & Henry Healy, President Barack Obama’s closest Irish relative pictured at the Barack Obama Plaza which opened today in Junction 23, Moneygall just off the M7. Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22

Fit For A President

Supermac's boss Pat McDonagh unveils new Barack Obama Plaza

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Barry Group

Jim Barry, Barry Group

Jim Barry talks to IFCR about how the Barry Group has streamlined its operations

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Applegreen

Joe Barrett & Paul Pardy, Applegreen

Joe Barrett and Paul Pardy unveil Applegreen's new developments including a move Stateside

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Top Oil

Gerard Boylan, Top Oil

Top Oil CEO Gerard Boylan talks about the company's focus on the retail market

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Willie O'Byrne, BWG

Willie O’Byrne, BWG Foods

There was a lot happening for BWG Foods in 2013. Not only did the company expand its retail network, it was a year of consolidation for its supply chain following the creation of the new Kilcarberry and Kilshane distribution centres. This gave BWG Foods national ambient and chilled distribution centres which have bedded down well and have performed positively since ...

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