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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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Logic taps into market trends with launch of new lower strength e-liquids

Vaping brand, Logic has extended its successful product range with the launch of new lower strength (6mg) Logic LQD e-liquids. Now accounting for over a third of the segment, the UK-made product taps into a growing consumer demand for lower strength e-liquids. Available in a range of popular flavours – Tobacco, Menthol, Cherry, Berry Mint, and Strawberry – the expanded ...

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Costcutter Charleville has the X-factor

Retail area manager for Amber Charleville, Micheal O’Sullivan, sings the praises of the impressive range at the site’s Costcutter to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer It has only been opened since February 2016 but, already, the Costcutter outlet at Amber Charleville has become a star store for the symbol group. Its formidable talents were highlighted on the store’s first birthday ...

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Top of the food chain

Brian Herlihy’s Centra network is reinventing modern convenience, putting food firmly on the table. He speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about his strategy’s success The importance of food service in today’s convenience store will not be lost on regular readers of these pages, but few have pursued the concept as wholeheartedly as the Herlihy group. Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy ...

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Suresite achieves another landmark

Suresite, the UK card services and risk management company, has achieved a new landmark with its processing of bank card transactions exceeding £2bn per annum. From its launch in 2005, Suresite Card Services has grown to become the leading provider to group retailers and large multinational organisations in the UK forecourt sector and now serves any industry that accepts card ...

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PJ Carroll launch online ordering service

Leading tobacco manufacturer PJ Carroll & Company Ltd has launched a slick new online ordering portal for retailers. The system is available through the b2b.pjcarroll.ie site. Simply register using your account number as your User ID, accept all disclaimers and provide an email address and phone number. Once you’ve created a password, you’re ready to place orders on the site using it’s ...

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Feeding the network – Thomas Ennis on his stunning Spar stores

Thomas Ennis has built an astonishing network of Spar stores, and tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how he’s embraced his mistakes to create success “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” Dublin playwright George Bernard Shaw’s approach to the art of mistake making still rings true 67 ...

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