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Changing Direction with Texaco

Seán Heaphy, managing director for H2 Group tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why he made the switch to the Texaco brand. 2017 was a standout year for H2 Group who operate a network of convenience stores and forecourts across Ireland. After finding out that Esso Ireland  was due to cease trading at the beginning of the year, the group ...

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Petrol Retailers Association

Supporting petrol retailers in 2018

Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association talks the price of crude oil and what retailers can be doing to prepare for government legislation on electric vehicles. After a relatively stable year for the petrol industry, 2017 ended in a flurry of headlines announcing a three year high for petrol prices in the UK. Average figures for the nation showed that ...

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Topaz is turning full Circle-K in 2018

Senior director for retail sales and dealer operations at Topaz (Circle-K Ireland) Jonathan Diver looks back on a successful year for the brand and ahead to big changes and ambitious plans in 2018. With over 420 sites throughout Ireland, including 260 operated by independent dealer partners, Topaz’s Jonathan Diver has seen many changes in the company since he joined 15 ...

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SIMI new vehicle registration figures

Steady start for New Year for car sales

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has issued the official 181 new vehicle registration figures for January along with final quarterly review for 2017. Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer can reveal that car sales figures for the month of January show that 181 registrations are down -4.8% (37,125) compared to January 2017 (39,003). Light Commercials are currently up 6.3% ...

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RGDATA Tara Buckley

Speaking up for retail

2017 was a busy and productive year for Ireland’s longest established trade association, RGDATA. Its director general, Tara Buckley, has been speaking to IFCR… RGDATA made more than 30 submissions to Irish and EU bodies in 2017, presented to four Oireachtas committees and had numerous meetings with ministers, TDs, senators, and government bodies in order to represent the interests of ...

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Maxol

Maxol has big plans for 2018

CEO Brian Donaldson speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about Maxol’s strategic plan to take the brand to dizzying heights. 2017 was not only an exciting year for the Maxol brand, but also for CEO Brian Donaldson, who in May, celebrated a full year at the helm of the company. Over the past 12 months, Maxol has invested close to €22m ...

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Retail trends

Key trends for retail in 2018

The Institute of Grocery Distribution has indentified the top five trends that retailers can expect to see over the following 12 months. The following predictions have been identified by IGD’s international research, shopper insights and catalogue of global retail innovations, to provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in 2018. Toby Pickard, Senior Innovations ...

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Pearl Clarke, PostPoint

PostPoint outlines plans for development

Pearl Clark, retail product director, An Post speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about PostPoint continued development over 2017. In 2017 PostPoint continued to broaden our product portfolio and diversifying outside of our core market of convenience retailers. In addition to our primary products of mobile phone top up, bill payment, Gift Cards and stamps, last year we launched ...

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Karen Kelso, Moy Park

Initiating Irish expansion

Director of business for Moy Park, Karen Kelso tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why she thinks Moy Park is in the perfect position to expand with the RoI market. 2018 promises to be a busy year for the Moy Park Brand with a key focus to develop sales within the ROI convenience sector. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Not just meat free millennials

Neighbourhood Retailer speaks to business manager Ireland for Quorn Foods, Glenn McCracken on how their innovative range of alternative proteins is well placed to be ahead of the curve as consumers become increasingly more susceptive to a meat free lifestyle. In Neighbourhood Retailer’s experience, speaking to retailers across the region has unveiled a clear consumer trend for leading a healthier ...

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‘Making it Count’ in 2018 with Kinetica

The Irish Sports Nutrition brand, Kinetica, is encouraging you to ‘Make It Count’ in 2018 with the launch of its #KineticaMakeItCount series this January. The #KineticaMakeItCount Series will see athletes and influencers share videos on social media telling us how they are planning to ‘Make It Count’ in 2018, helping to motivate and inspire people with their health and fitness ...

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Slimline Edge – new Adblue tank

Kingspan, a global authority in AdBlue storage and dispensing, has just unveiled the Slimline Edge, a new tank set to revolutionise AdBlue retailing in petrol stations and truck stops. This remarkable tank marks a step-change for the sector.  It delivers superior security and protection to its AdBlue contents, while its island-friendly contours and unique ‘Make it Your Own’ branding will ...

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