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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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Henderson Group transform convenience sales with new technology

The Henderson Group are making waves in the convenience industry with their new state of the art payment solutions through technology system EDGEPos. Developed for the convenience and fuel forecourt market by Henderson Technology, EDGEPoS is one of the only worldwide EPOS systems that has been designed by retailers, for retailers. The technology offers a fully scalable, real-time solution supporting ...

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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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Royal Dutch Shell boss sees pay rise by 126%

The boss of Royal Dutch Shell received a mammoth 126% pay rise last year, pocketing 20.1 million euros (£17 million) after higher oil prices boosted profits at the energy giant. Chief executive Ben Van Beurden saw his total pay packet climb from 8.9 million euros (£7.6 million) to more than 15 million euros (£12.8 million) as part of a long-term ...

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Toilet roll and painkiller sales surge as shoppers stockpile for Brexit

Shoppers are snapping up painkillers and toilet roll in a sign of consumer stockpiling ahead of Brexit, supermarket Morrisons has revealed. David Potts, chief executive of the chain, said the group had seen a spike in sales of the essential household items. When asked if Morrisons shoppers had started stockpiling to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit chaos, Mr Potts said: ...

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Domino’s sees store openings hit by franchisee dispute as profits fall

Domino’s Pizza has posted falling annual profits and admitted store openings will be hit this year amid an escalating row with its franchisees. The pizza delivery company said that, while its pipeline of new stores is set to hold firm in 2019, the actual number of openings is likely to be lower given “ongoing franchisee discussions”. The news came as ...

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fuelgood PowerPlus

Applegreen rollout new premium unleaded and diesel fuel in Louth

Fuelgood PowerPlus is now available at Applegreen; Dundalk and Castlebellingham North and South Applegreen has announced the launch of fuelgood PowerPlus, Applegreen’s most advanced, premium fuel to date. This new fuel uses a more concentrated additive that cleans up a vehicle’s engine as it drives, restoring the car to a ‘like new’ condition by reducing the deposit build up and enabling ...

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Just Eat revenue jumps as company targets £1bn sales

Just Eat has reported a jump in annual revenue and profit as the online food firm targets £1 billion in sales this year for the first time. The group saw revenue grow 43% in 2018 to £779.5 million, boosted by strong growth in the UK and Canada. Underlying earnings rose 6% to £173.9 million in the year to December 31, ...

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Gala Special Olympics

A Gala special moment: Football legend Niall Quinn talks sport with Team Ireland

Special Olympics footballers met with football legend Niall Quinn ahead of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games sponsored by Gala. Quinn joined the team on Friday to celebrate Special Olympics’ partnership with Gala Retail. Gala, one of Ireland’s leading convenience Groups, is not only an official sponsor for Team Ireland but has also supported the Special Olympics programme for ...

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