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Lottery Select rolling out in PostPoint stores

You can now offer Ireland’s most popular National Lottery games in your store through PostPoint. Offering Lottery Select to your customers will undoubtedly increase revenue and footfall for your store. The National Lottery is one of the most recognisable brands in Ireland, with widespread recognition and appeal for all age categories. The new Lottery Select service from PostPoint makes available ...

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Accutrace S-10 – The end of fuel laundering?

What’s different about the additive that the Revenue Commissioners have chosen for the new marked gas oil dye? Why were the dyes – Euromarker and solvent blue 79 – considered ineffective markers, too easily removed by fuel launderers, and leading to a loss of revenue going into hundreds of millions of euro? The answer lies in the chemical structure of ...

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The Fifth Element – Jonathan Diver reveals Topaz road map to Circle-K

Topaz’s Senior Director of Retail Sales and Operations, Jonathan Diver, reveals plans to introduce Circle-K and discusses the elements of the plan that will put the company on the world map “At Topaz, we never slow down,” said senior director of retail sales and operations dealers at Topaz, Jonathan Diver. And it’s no wonder. The company has been on a ...

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Never fall victim to a drive-off again

FuelWatch is an automated system that delivers a High Definition (HD) report for every single fuel transaction that takes place on your forecourt. Developed in-house by Forecourt and Retail security experts Senaca Group, the FuelWatch software has been tailored specifically to suit the requirements of the forecourt market. Finding and printing a report can be achieved in as little as ...

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Ennis Applegreen hits the right notes

Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer speaks to Akash Aggarwal, owner of Western Service Station Applegreen Ennis about his successful site in the west of Ireland. Ennis, the biggest town between Galway and Limerick, borrows something valuable from each. The youth and artistic exuberance of the northern city can be felt in an evening’s musical meander around the town’s cobbled streets. ...

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Getting to know the millennial shopper

Shoppers at either end of the generation spectrum hold some of the most exciting opportunities. Elyse Charvin from him! introduces us to the millenial shopper. Amongst younger shoppers, there is room to increase how much they spend. Millennials, for example, are very valuable as they are frequent visitors. In Ireland 85% are likely to visit a c-store at least once a ...

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Ambition driving the Barry Group

The Barry Group has achieved great things over the past 12 months, but their ambitions don’t end there. MD Jim Barry talks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about his goals for 2017 The Barry Group is one of the leading wholesale groups in Ireland, with almost 300 Costcutter, Carry Out, and Quik Pick franchises under its considerable umbrella. The ...

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Charlestown welcomes Supermacs and new Top Oil forecourt

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh has opened a Top Oil branded forecourt in Co Mayo, and it’s a huge hit with the local town, according to manager Adrian Feerick. The arrival of Pat McDonagh’s newest forecourt in Co Mayo was big news for the area, hitting the headlines in the Connaught Telegraph. “Excitement at the opening of new Supermac’s” read the ...

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Flynn’s forge ahead in Ireland’s ‘most over-shopped town’

Ray Flynn, third generation owner of Flynn’s Tullow, tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how competition has forced a rethink of his forecourt Over most of the last century, the market town of Tullow has been an arena of invention and modernisation by the Flynn family. But it was 1990 that saw the business begin a process of revolution that ...

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The strongest of starts…

A new Maxol/Mace forecourt site on the M3 at Mulhuddart came to the fore at the recent IFCR Awards when it claimed two of the most sought-after titles of the competition a scant six months after it opened its doors to the public. Russell Campbell has been to visit the winning forecourt. Perhaps the most immediately striking element of Keith ...

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Amber continues award-winning growth

The Amber network continues to expand as its outstanding Fermoy site picks up a prestigious Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Award. Amber was established in Fermoy in 1980 by the Fitzgerald family who identified a gap in the Irish market for a fuel discounter. Since that time, the company – one of the largest fuel retailers in Munster – has ...

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Marty Morrissey, Lola the Cow and the Smooch Ice Cream Party!

Dairyglen, a family run enterprise since 1991, marked its 25th birthday in October with a celebrity bash in Dublin. The popular brand was accompanied at the celebrations by RTE’s Marty Morrissey; Jonathan Irwin, founder of The Jack and Jill Foundation; and their ever popular Smooch ice-cream brand ambassador Lola the Cow, in Marley Park. As well as celebrating a quarter ...

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