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Topaz Dublin Airport

IFCR visits Topaz's stunning flagship station at Dublin Airport

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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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Esso/Gala, Kiltale, Co Meath

King’s Gala/Esso, Kiltale

King's new Gala store and Esso forecourt has reinvigorated the town of Trim, Co Meath

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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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Applegreen, dealer

Shane Flynn, Applegreen

Applegreen has brought many new initiatives to the forecourt market in recent years. It pioneered the first Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) in Ireland, launched the industry’s first loyalty card and its own brand range. In 2014, the new ideas continue as Applegreen gears up to enter the Dealer market. Since its inception in 1992, Petrogas Global Ltd (trading as Applegreen) has successfully opened almost 80 service stations across ...

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Solo A29, Cookstown

Solo/Spar A29 Service Station, Cookstown

Many retailers come in to the business from completely different backgrounds. Jonathan Finch is no different. He worked as a qualified chartered surveyor before making the move into property development with his business partners Les Ross and Andrew Hutchinson. Before the recession, the trio became part owners of two shops in Scotland with a view to redevelop and sell them ...

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Millen's Centra/Topaz Carrickfergus

Millen’s Centra/Topaz, Carrickfergus

Robert and Dymphna Millen saw a retail niche in Carrickfergus and late last year realised their plans as they opened a brand new Centra/Topaz store which is doing remarkable business… After 10 years operating a Centra c-store in Antrim, Robert and Dymphna Millen decided to take on a new challenge in their home town of Carrickfergus. The area was crying out for ...

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Brian Donaldson, Maxol

Brian Donaldson is upbeat as Irish oil firm, Maxol, presses ahead with its multi-million, five-year plan to expand and streamline its operations across the island of Ireland. Russell Campbell spoke to him at the start of January and asked how the strategy was progressing… The challenge for petrol retailers in the modern market lies not so much in how to attract ...

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Frank Gleeson, Topaz

Frank Gleeson, Topaz

As Frank Gleeson prepares to leave Topaz after 12 years with the company, he talks to NR about his time in convenience retailing and how the industry will fare in 2014… Last year was a positive one for Topaz. The dealer business grew successfully, a number of company owned were integrated in to network with the flagship new forecourt at Dublin ...

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