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Fierce competition

Recent figures from Kantar are indicative that the market is strong but that competition is rife. The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending May 20, 2018, indicate that competition is rife in the grocery market in Ireland as Tesco takes the top spot for the first time since 2015. The gap between the top three ...

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It’s a wrap – but which one should win healthy lunch off crown?

SuperValu and Centra need you to cast your vote for the winner of Healthy Lunch Off Competition. Two finalists have been announced in the Healthy Lunch Off competition, created by leading convenience retailers, SuperValu and Centra and public transport provider, Translink. The unique competition invited people across Northern Ireland to be active and enjoy the great outdoors by packing a ...

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Ireland's Convenience Retailer Summit

Book your spot at Ireland’s leading retail conference today

Inspiring speaker line-up announced for the most prestigious retailing conference in Ireland. As excitement builds for the biggest retail event of the year, we are thrilled to be able to announce the range of spectacular speakers for the annual Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit hosted by Ivan Yates, broadcaster and well-known pundit. This year the theme is ‘Going for Growth in ...

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whiskey sales soar

Premium Irish whiskey sales soar

Sales of premium Irish whiskey on the rise as surveys reveal reduced alcohol consumption among population. 2017 was another strong year for the Irish whiskey industry, which saw domestic sales of premium Irish whiskey brands grow by 41 percent to over 700,000 bottles, according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA). Overall sales of Irish whiskey grew by 6 percent to ...

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Top Oil Ballyvolane Forecourt

New Top Oil Site at Ballyvolane, Cork

Top Oil has officially opened its latest forecourt, Ballyvolane, Cork representing a multi-million-euro investment. The new state-of-the-art site will employ over 80 people, from the surrounding area in North Cork bringing a wide range of local amenities and providing an economic boost to the Cork area. The new 3-acre site is located on the west side of Ballyhooly Road, in ...

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Dublin Airport

New cashless Honest Eats outlet at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has teamed up with Marqette to trial a new honesty-based food and beverage take-away offer at Terminal 1. A trial Honest Eats Co fridge will be installed at Marqette’s airside location in T1 later this month stocked with a selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, snacks and drinks. Passengers will pick the items they want, scan them and ...

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Supermacs

Supermac’s to open first Donegal store

Supermac’s has announced plans to open its first fast-food outlet in Donegal in August creating 60 jobs in the community. The newest addition to the Supermac’s estate will be located in Donegal town. The outlet will be operated as a franchise by existing franchisee Ken Foley who also operates the franchise for the outlet on the Bundoran Road in Sligo ...

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CMA scrutinises fuel deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put a hold on the merger of DCC Oil by Nicholl Oils. Nicholl Oils – Northern Ireland’s largest independent oil distributor – has been told to cease any operations with DCC Oil while it considers whether a relevant merger situation has been created and if the deal has resulted in a substantial lessening ...

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McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Second consecutive win for McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Maxol, McGonigle’s Muff has been awarded Store of the Year in the Maxol Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year. The awards – that promote and reward excellence in retail standards throughout the Maxol network of 231 service stations – took place at The Maxol Retail Conference in The K Club, Co. Kildare. For ‘hero’ stores that display truly exceptional ...

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News

Latest news – June edition

The latest industry news from the forecourt and convenience sectors in Ireland Tesco takes top spot in grocery The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018, show Tesco reclaiming the top spot on its own for the first time in more than two years with an overall share of 22.3 percent.  ...

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Play your part in Special Olympics Ireland

Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland said: “Our athletes are ready to take up the honour of representing their region on the National stage in Dublin. Final preparations are underway, but I want to thank all those who have been involved in the long build-up to the 2018 Games.

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Frank Gleeson wins industry accolade

Industry recognition for Aramark’s Frank Gleeson

Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. The award, sponsored by Mondelēz International, was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on June 6, 2018. “I cannot think of a better leader to be recognised for this prestigious award. He has been one of the industry’s ...

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