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Applegreen ambition still strong

As Applegreen opened its latest motorway monolith on the way to Lisburn, Joe Barrett told Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer the company is not short on ambition Applegreen’s 2016 was huge. Along with adding a wealth of new dealerships, strengthening its hold in England and developing its presence in the US, the company managed to stop the traffic on opening ...

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Emo adding value at Castlebridge

Since making the switch to Emo, Louis Flannigan’s long-standing site in Castlebridge, Co Wexford, has seen sales soar with his value-led approach Flannigan’s Centra and Emo forecourt is now resident on the site of a family business that has been serving the Castlebridge community for over 80 years. Just a short drive north of Wexford town proper, the Flannigan’s first ...

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Applegreen ‘success story’ continues in Mullingar and Irishtown

Two leading independent retailers have switched to the Applegreen brand, and tell Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer of their pride in joining an ‘Irish success story’ Two popular forecourt owners believe the Applegreen success story continues in Mullingar and Irishtown, and speak with warmth about their new relationship with the innovative forecourt retail brand. Noel McIntyre, owner of McIntyre’s Spar Service ...

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Freshii enjoying healthy growth

Freshii Ireland master franchise holder Dave O’Donoghue speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the exciting new concept that’s energising the market Freshii is one of the fastest-growing food-to-go brands in the world, serving a healthy and customizable menu built around fresh ingredients. Since opening its first store in the US in 2005, Freshii has grown to over 300 ...

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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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