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Half of Ireland’s favourite brands are homegrown

Of the top 50 brands in Ireland, half are traditional Irish products, with dairy specialist Avonmore leading the way. The 2016 Brand Footprint ranking by Kantar Worldpanel measures which are bought by the most consumers, most often. Avonmore is chosen by 75.8 per cent of the population, on average 27.4 times a year, meaning it was picked from supermarket shelves ...

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McNulty’s business becomes rock of Hospital

It’s usually hedonistic rock stars that grab the headlines at the age of 27, but for young Eric McNulty, it’s the beginning of a blossoming business career. After his (slight) return to Ireland following academic pursuits in Scotland, his new show-stopping forecourt in Co Limerick is quickly becoming a huge hit with the local community. McNulty’s Fuels is located on ...

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The fresher the better!

Convenience operators latched onto fresh food’s retail potential years ago, but that doesn’t mean that innovation has stopped. Despite inflationary pressures impacting on consumer spend, fresh foods are still contributing healthy amounts at retail, in fact, according to Nielsen, it’s a category than can account for up to 60 per cent of consumers’ total spend on food, grocery and personal ...

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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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Gala award Candy’s Carnew

Michael Kelly speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer after his Gala store and forecourt in Carnew, Co Wexford, undergoes a rigorous revamp. Achieving buy-in – a personal investment of time, effort and good intention – is one of the strongest foundations any business can have. Candy’s Carnew in Co Wicklow is as good an example of this as you ...

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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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