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The Sweet Life

There is a saying “knowing your onions” or in the case of Charlie Guy knowing your jawbreakers from your spaghetti gum. Charlie started Provincial Marketing back in 1993 as a distribution business for unique new products but he settled on novelty kid’s confectionery building the business from scratch he is now known and respected though out Ireland and the UK. ...

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Galberts to partner with Nutella on Pancake Day Campaign

Galberts will be partnering with Nutella again this year in the lead up to Pancake Day 2016 on the Pancakes Love Nutella campaign. Sweet spreads are the number one topping for pancakes which makes them a perfect complement to Galbert’s range of Traditional, American, and Mini style pancakes. The campaign will include tastings across 100 stores in Ireland on the ...

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Applegreen install first Wayne Helix 6000 site in Ireland

Irish Fuel Supplier Applegreen is going from strength to strength within its dealer network. Through a strong brand image, low fuel prices, and supply of the Wayne “Helix” 6000 fuel pumps, Applegreen are at the forefront of design and technology within the market. Applegreen business development manager David Watson has recently secured the fuel supply contract for Maunsells in Tullamore ...

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Fuel pump handles measure the highest levels of contamination

A study of fuel pump handles in the USA has found some 71 per cent had high levels of contamination, enough to spread illness. It was the highest percentage when tested against ATM buttons, escalator rails, public restroom handles and other surfaces*. BP UK have introduced Wet Wipe Stations manufactured in BP Green with bespoke signage to selected  BP managed forecourts in the UK. The ...

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RE:SURE – do more with your CCTV

Everyone has seen the trends now, with isolated petrol stations in particular being targeted by thieves at night time for cigarettes, alcohol and float. In that respect, if you are lucky enough to not yet have been targeted, have you ever thought about exactly what your CCTV system is doing for you and your petrol station? While they are fundamental ...

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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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