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2019 Ireland’s Convenience Summit Speakers Revealed

What’s Next for Food-to-Go? Spectacular speaker line-up announced As the food-to-go market continues to soar across the island of Ireland, it is never been so crucial for retailers to know what lies in store for this dynamic channel. Last year, the total size for the food-to-go segment in IOI was €458m in terms of consumer spending and €160m in operator ...

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Musgrave Wholesale Partners appoint new Trading Director

Musgrave Wholesale Partners, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has appointed Ciara McClafferty as its Trading Director. Previously appointed as Trading Director for Musgrave Northern Ireland in 2015, Ciara has now assumed the role of Trading Director for Musgrave Wholesale Partners and is responsible for the Musgrave MarketPlace, Daybreak and Day Today brands. Ciara joined the ...

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What's Next for Food-to-Go

What’s Next for Food-to-Go?

Excitement is building for the biggest event in the Irish retail industry as a host of international speakers prepare to descend on Ireland for a special one-day conference, trade show, and Gala Awards Ceremony. Food-to-go is one of the most dynamic channels in today’s grocery market. A combination of factors including new payment technology, global food trends and a drive ...

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Leading vape brand Juul has arrived in Ireland

Juul Labs has launched in 160 Circle K forecourts and 50 Hale Vaping stores across Ireland

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Java Republic and Cafento agree deal

Java Republic has announced it is joining forces with the family-run Spanish coffee company Cafento. The deal will see the existing management team remain in place and work in partnership with Cafento to oversee the domestic and international expansion of the Java Republic brand. Cafento will focus on growing the domestic offer in Ireland across all segments of the market ...

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Relief for retailers as RE:SURE’s no upfront costs model protects valuable assets

With a number of gangs targeting alcohol, cigarettes, or just the float and the ongoing ATM thefts, we have spoken to one retailer who has found a new level of peace of mind. After experiencing a break-in at one of his sites, Johnny Finch, of Finch Retailing, now has RE:SURE at three of his Spar/Solo Petroleum forecourts across Northern Ireland. ...

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Celtech Software Group joins the HTEC family

Universe Group plc, the parent company of HTEC Ltd, is pleased to announce today that Celtech Software Group (Celtech) has combined with Universe. Celtech is a developer of retail and wholesale management solutions (RMS) based in Dublin. Its ab-initio software product is a class-leading, cloud-based RMS offering that gives large, multi-site operators a uniquely powerful modular suite operating in real-time ...

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Circle K to fuel Team Ireland on the road to Tokyo 2020

Circle K are supporting Team Ireland in a new agreement that will see the company become the Official Fuel and Convenience Partner to the Irish Olympic Team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The two-year partnership, which commences immediately, sees the leading fuel and convenience retailer back the efforts of Ireland’s elite athletes in their preparations to represent their country ...

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Maxol lubricants awarded contract with Translink Group

Leading lubricants company, Maxol Lubricants has been awarded the contract to be sole supplier of AdBlue and Anti-Freeze to the Translink Group after a competitive tender process. Maxol Lubricants has been supplying Translink since 2013 and the partnership has gone from strength to strength in that time, leading to the local company securing the contract once again. The contract will ...

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Maxol invests €100m in business model transformation

Maxol has announced a €100m investment in the redevelopment of its service stations across the country, transforming the company from a fuel-driven business to a food service and convenience-led model. The almost century old forecourt and convenience retailer has already invested €128 million in its network between 2012 and 2017, with a further €100 million investment confirmed for additional redevelopments ...

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Dublin is EU’s biggest Brexit winner

Dublin has been the largest benefactor of Brexit exiles with 86 related moves landing in the capital, a new study suggests. According to the ‘Under Pressure’ report from London-based property group Knight Frank, Ireland’s Brexit dividend has been a ‘remarkable outcome’ for the Republic with 92 UK-based companies moving their operations there. The cities that have gained the most companies ...

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Applegreen reviewing newly-acquired hotel operation

Leading forecourt retailer Applegreen, which currently operates six sites in NI, is reviewing its newly-acquired hotel operation in the UK. 2018 was another strong year of growth for the business which was driven by positive contribution from our continued expansion with both current year and prior year acquisitions delivering solid performance. This was supplemented by good levels of like for ...

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