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Mount Charles invests £75m in new contracts in 12 months

Mount Charles, Ireland’s leading independent foodservice and support services company, has announced signing new contracts worth a combined contract value of £75 million pounds in the last 12 months This latest tranche of wins contributed to a boost for 2017/8 turnover by 20% to £40m, marking over a decade of growth for the company. The new contracts in Northern Ireland ...

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root fully charged to deliver electric vehicle charging solutions to Europe’s forecourts

Gilbarco Veeder-Root set to meet progressive customer needs after minority investment in Tritum, a privately held EV charging technology leader, in October 2018. Speaking at the time, Martin Gafinowitz, senior vice president of Fortive, stated: “Our partnership with Tritium is the logical next step in our long history of evolving the Gilbarco Veeder-Root business portfolio to address progressive customer needs.  ...

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Irish consumer sentiment falls rapidly

Irish consumer sentiment fell sharply in February on a notably poorer outlook for the Irish economy and jobs that translated into poorer household income prospects. The KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index fell to 86.5 in February from 98.8 in January. While some pull-back in sentiment in February was not entirely surprising, the scale of decline was unexpected. The 12.3 point ...

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Electric car sales rise by 542% in Ireland

Electric car sales rise by 542% in first two months of 2019, according to new research Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new electric car registrations for the month of February have shown a significant increase with 330 registered in comparison to just 72 in the same month last ...

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Dano’s of Mallow

Dano’s of Mallow wins SuperValu Store of the Year Award for 2019

Dano’s SuperValu in Mallow has been named the best SuperValu in Ireland, scooping the “SuperValu Store of the Year” title for 2019. The store received the much-coveted accolade at the SuperValu National Conference which was held in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. Beating off stiff competition from 12 other finalists, the team was presented with the award by Martin Kelleher, ...

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GripHero

Groundbreaking new product launch for GripHero

GripHero to launch world’s first anti-static oxo-biodegradable hand-protection at The Forecourt Show 8-10 April GripHero Ltd, the developer of a revolutionary new hand-protection dispenser that enables drivers to avoid contact with contaminants, harmful bacteria and germs on fuel pump handles, has announced that it will launch the world’s first anti-static, oxo-biodegradable hand-protection solution at the Forecourt Show this April.  The ...

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Gala Retail

Lucky Gala car winners all ‘geared’ up for a great 2019

It’s been a prosperous start to 2019 for three lucky Gala customers, who won the top prizes of three 181 Toyota Aygo cars, courtesy of Gala Retail. The cars were the top prizes in Gala Retail’s biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, which gave Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes when they spent ...

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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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Gala Retail

Big Apple Giveaway boosts Gala social media

The Gala Retail Facebook page has entered 2019 on a high, following a huge Facebook giveaway which deliver an impressive increase in page likes and engagement rates bringing the Gala Facebook audience to almost 175,000. Launched in December, the competition consisted of five separate posts and questions and invited fans of the Gala Retail Facebook page to answer the questions ...

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Tayto Snacks

New era for Irish snack-food manufacturer Largo Foods

Snack-food manufacturer, Largo Foods has announced its rebrand and name change to Tayto Snacks. The company, previously known as Largo Foods, will henceforth be known as Tayto Snacks, in homage to the strength, longevity, and recognition of its flagship brand. Headquartered in Ashbourne, Co. Meath adjacent to its 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, the company employs almost 400 staff and ...

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Irish grocery market off to a strong start in 2019

The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 January.  Despite shoppers tightening the purse strings, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show a strong start to 2019 as New Year’s resolutions shaped shopping baskets. Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “While families ...

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Centra to open 25 new stores and create 375 jobs

One of Ireland’s leading convenience retailers, Centra, has registered a new record after hitting sales of €1.63 billion in 2018. The convenience retailer plans to build on this momentum by opening 25 new stores across the country this year, as well as refreshing 80 stores, as part of a €35 million investment, which will see 375 jobs added to the Centra ...

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