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Sustainable success with fresh strategies and food-to-go at SPAR

While the marketplace remains intensely competitive, SPAR continues to see growth with like-for-like sales up on the previous year, keeping up to speed with modern consumers’ needs with fresh food-to-go and new strategies. Sales director Colin talks to IF&CR about the launch of SPAR’s most recent sales strategy, and how they continue to stay ahead of the game. “The convenience ...

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Top Oil

Heading for success in 2019 with Top Oil, a trusted fuel partner

Dealer Johnny Brady tells IF&CR why Top Oil switching to Top Oil was the best move he could have made. 2018 has been a year of various challenges for many forecourt and convenience retailers across the island of Ireland, with uncertainties over Brexit and how it will affect trade creating concern. However, for Johnny Brady, the future looks bright following ...

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Costcutter Rudden's Top Oil 6

Coming out on top in Cavan

Padraig Rudden, owner of Costcutter Rudden’s Service Station tells IF&CR why Top Oil is the only network for him. The site on the popular Railway Road in Cavan had been trading for thirty years and in October of last year went under an extensive redevelopment, switching to Costcutter and adding a host of new facilities. Despite feeling the need for ...

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The Natural Bakery Maynooth 1

Baking up a new site in Maynooth

Eurospar retailer Luke Creighan opens the latest The Natural Bakery Store in Manor Mills Shopping Centre. Ireland’s largest independent bakery chain, The Natural Bakery opened the doors to its 13th shop this month in Maynooth creating 10 new jobs. While the majority of The Natural Bakery sites are in Dublin, this will be the retailer’s second shop in Kildare. The ...

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Today's express, Lambs Cross

Reinventing old traditions at Today’s Express

Retailer Mark Malone tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why he made the switch to the Today’s Express brand after so many years in the business. Having worked in the retail trade from the age of 15, retailer Mark Malone is no stranger to the convenience model and has experience working under a number of symbol groups in Ireland. Mark ...

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Applegreen Navan

Applegreen Navan creates 50 new jobs

Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer gets a behind the scenes tour of the new Applegreen at Navan Retail Park, Co. Meath With one service station currently located at Kentstown Road in Navan, the new service station is conveniently located on the Northern Link Road which connects north Navan to the M3 motorway and caters for 34,000 cars every day. The site ...

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Giving back in Ballydehob

Ivan Camier’s Gala is Ireland’s most southern convenience store and forecourt. It may be a rural setting, but it’s very much a modern existence… The creative village of Ballydehob rests on the knuckle of Ireland’s most south westerly toe. It’s an extremity famed for its clean air, lush leafiness, and quaint village life, and leads to Ireland’s official end-point, Mizen ...

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Today’s Donore – a fresh approach

Savage & Whitten’s focus on growth within its Today’s symbol brand has made a significant stride forward with the addition of Today’s Donore near Drogheda. Savage and Whitten, the Newry-based independent wholesaler behind the Today’s symbol brand in Ireland, has reported strong growth in 2017, with ten new retailers already committed to the fascia within the first quarter. Now it has ...

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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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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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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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