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Energia to supply Keelings

Energia powering Keelings growth

Energia has announced that it will supply power to Keelings, Ireland’s leading fresh fruit producer. Under the agreement, Energia expects to supply Keelings with 1.5 GW of electricity per annum across all of the fresh fruit producer’s sites. Energia has to date supplied insulation, cooling, lighting and burner solutions for Keelings. The supply agreement is expected to be worth approximately ...

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Zambero Maxol Dundalk

Maxol Opens first Zambrero Restaurant at Dundalk

Maxol has announced the opening of its first Mexican restaurant Zambrero at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk following a €260,000 investment. The refurbishment at Dundalk has created seven new jobs, bringing total employment levels at the Maxol service station to 25. Darragh Fanning, former rugby union player and general manager of Zambrero Ireland, opened the first branch of the restaurant with ...

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Gala

Gala gifts €300,000 of prizes to shoppers

Gala Retail is about to launch its biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, giving Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes. Continuing celebrations of the Gala Group’s 20th year in business, the ‘Gala Gifts’ in-store promotion, launched by actress and TV broadcaster, Aoibhín Garrihy, will run across participating Gala Retail stores from ...

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BWG News

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

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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fuel-pump

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 Service Station

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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christmas party

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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