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BWG launch “game-changing” new strategy

Leading retail brands SPAR and EUROSPAR have today announced plans to add 45 new stores to their combined network by 2020, leading to the creation of up to 1,000 new full and part-time jobs over the next two years. The announcement was made at the SPAR and EUROSPAR Retailer Convention in Killarney which was attended by more than 400 retailers ...

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Spar Loughbrickland first to install EDGEPoS system

Independently owned forecourt convenience operation, Spar Loughbrickland, County Down, has become the first service station to install the EDGEPoS self-checkout in store. Co-owner Dale Beckett, co-owner, said: “We’re very excited to launch the self-scan checkout here at Spar Loughbrickland, staying ahead of the times. “The self-scan is very unique to convenience retailing, so unique in fact, that we are the first ...

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Applegreen Drives FoodCloud Hubs to recover over 1m meals

Applegreen vans ensure food arrives fresh and safe to charities and communities in need Applegreen has announced a partnership with the innovative social enterprise FoodCloud Hubs.  As part of Applegreen’s partnership, a donation of €60,000 has been provided from the Applegreen Charitable Fund allowing FoodCloud Hubs to purchase outright three refrigerated vans. In joining the drive against food waste, 562 ...

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What the fuel duty freeze means for forecourts

Theresa May has announced that fuel duty, a tax that applies to every litre of fuel sold on UK forecourts, is to remain frozen. The UK PM has recently said that a car is a necessity and “not a luxury” for millions of people, echoing recent RAC research that indicates drivers’ dependency on the car is actually increasing. The announcement, which ...

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EG Group takeover of Esso network complete

ExxonMobil and EG Group were pleased to announce on 1 October, the sale of the German Esso service station network has been successfully concluded. EG Group will operate as a brand partner of Esso in the future. This follows the agreement to transfer publicly announced by both companies at the end of November last year. This takeover is the conclusion ...

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Applegreen surge ahead

Applegreen have been racing a head after their recent acquisition of motorway giant Welcome Break and they are showing no sign of slowing down. The recent news that Applegreen has raised €175m to help fund its “transformational” purchase of a controlling stake in Welcome Break comes with welcome cheers from those in the company. This is a positive step for ...

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Plan your Christmas party right – New Study

One third of NI workplaces have their Christmas party booked by September a new study from Musgrave MarketPlace finds. It might only be September, but when it comes to the work Christmas party, almost one third of Northern Ireland businesses have already booked their work do. New Musgrave MarketPlace study showcases some interesting facts about Christmas parties. A new survey ...

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The 2018 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Award Winners

The convenience retailing event of the year was back at the wonderful Clayton on Burlington Road in Dublin on September, 19, and it was the most packed, enjoyed event of its prestigious history. With a star line-up at this year’s conference, including headline speaker Jacob Schram, author of “The Essence of Business” and former president for Europe at Circle K ...

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Forecourt facelift wows shoppers

A fantastic facelift to a Northern Ireland forecourt store has left shoppers speechless at the transformation. Every fixture and fitting was stripped out of the O’Kanes Superstore in Armagh to enable a full re-fit to the 2,000 sq.ft. shop. Modern new lighting and flooring, a new ceiling, a bank of chillers, a new counter with a contemporary oak block finish ...

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Applegreen joins forces with fuelService to help fuel Disabled Drivers

Applegreen rolling out fuelService partnership across the Republic of Ireland Applegreen is delighted to announce that they have joined forces with fuelService and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) to help disabled drivers receive assistance whilst refuelling at Applegreen stations across the country. Refuelling a car is one of the biggest challenges faced by disabled drivers, and Applegreen is ...

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BWG Group

BWG Group announces the acquisition of Corrib Food Products

BWG Group has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire Corrib Food Products, a long established independent distribution business servicing the food service sector throughout Ireland. The transaction, which will further strengthen the BWG position in the growing +€2bn foodservice sector, is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Corrib Food Products has annual sales of ...

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CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

Claremorris based company CBE has been awarded EMEA Retail Partner of the year from NCR the world’s leading manufacturer of self-service checkouts. Competing against all of NCR channel partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa CBE achieved the highest sales of all of the partners. A delegation from CBE was invited to the NCR Global conference awards in Spain ...

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