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Vivid invests in major Christmas campaign – watch new ad here

Electronic cigarette specialist Vivid Vapours has announced a £4m TV, outdoor, and digital, advertising campaign to drive the brand’s new vaping technology. The multi-media advertising initiative will run throughout December, with the aim of reaching a target audience of 38,000,000 UK consumers. The advertising shows how technology has improved people’s lives, and promotes the hashtag, #NEVERLOOKBACK. The move follows the ...

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Take the confusion out of choosing the right oil for your forecourt

With the huge array of car makes and models on the road, owners stocking the right oils and having accessible and user-friendly advice has never been more critical. Andrew Clarke, the Managing Director of CC Lubricants explains that the Havoline range of engine oils has been simplified to the extent that by stocking five of the recommended oils, retailers will ...

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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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M1 takes future of the car wash into the fast lane

M1 is the new rollover designed by ISTOBAL. Simplicity, reliability and a competitive price are the highlights of this model that completes the line of rollovers offering solutions for all needs. The M1 is designed to meet the needs of workshops, showrooms and rent-a-car companies that require a simple, efficient wash of a quality comparable with that of higher range ...

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Turvey on top at IF&CR Awards

After walking away with a major prize in the recent IF&CR awards, Junction 4’s site director explains how the service station has stayed on top for the past four years. “We’re delighted with the award,” said Aaron MacHale, site director at the award-winning Junction 4 Turvey site in Swords, Dublin. The Great Gas and Centra site was named winner in ...

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One Water helps three million

One Water Ireland is a new range of bottled water products with an ethical difference. The brand donates 100 per cent of its profits to clean water projects in the developing worldand has already donated €15 million, positively affected the lives of three million people in some of the harshest regions of the world. Their latest campaign will bring clean ...

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Margin Manager – providing a competitive edge

For years, fuel retailers have struggled setting the selling prices of their fuel to remain competitive in an ever-changing market, whilst still maintaining profit margins. There has long been a need for a fuel pricing application that is able to centralise pricing data and advice on the best-selling rates. Thankfully, Fairbanks has always kept innovation at the top of its ...

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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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Victory for the ‘Battleship’! – Applegreen Lusk takes top prize

The captain of Applegreen Lusk Northbound, known affectionately as ‘the Battleship’, speaks to IF&CR following the site’s award-winning performance. Battle cries erupted around the Ballsbridge Hotel on the 11th of September when Applegreen Lusk Northbound was revealed as the name on the golden Forecourt of the Year envelope. Applegreen’s original Motorway Service Area (MSA), the first of their hugely-ambitious sites, ...

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Pro-Light – Lighting-up Irish business

Pro-Light, the leading Irish company who specialise in retail and hospitality lighting were delighted to be nominated by Applegreen to work alongside their team in the leading independent forecourt retailer`s extensive expansion. To enable Applegreen to realize their unique offering, they engaged Pro-light to design, supply and project manage a complete lighting solution for their forecourt, retail & food areas. ...

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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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