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Tributes after sudden death of ‘cherished’ Shane McArdle

A leading figure in Northern Ireland’s food industry has been described as a “cherished friend” after dying suddenly at the age of 41. Shane McArdle, 41, from Co Armagh, was Invest NI’s head of business development for the food and beverage market in the Middle East and Asia. He has been hailed as a key figure in the local food ...

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Maxol M3 Mulhuddart in Co Dublin is Ireland’s best forecourt

Maxol M3 Mulhuddart in Co Dublin has been hailed as the best forecourt on the island of Ireland, it can be revealed. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards, the Mulhuddart site overcame world-class competition to be crowned Forecourt of the Year. Set in the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday ...

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Retail Solutions Acquire JustScan Ltd

Retail Solutions Ltd, one of the leading Point of Sale (POS) providers in Ireland, has announced it has completed the acquisition of JustScan Ltd, another leading provider of POS systems to the grocery, pharmacy and fashion sectors. Speaking on the acquisition Retail Solutions Managing Director, Jarlath Hennelly, said: “This acquisition opens an exciting period of opportunity for both businesses. It is a ...

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Applegreen gross profits up 20%

Applegreen’s half-year results show a rise in revenues and profits, as the forecourt retailer continues its advance in Ireland and the UK. The Irish forecourt retailer’s accounts show a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in gross profits for the first six months of 2016. The brand also reported “robust like-for-like growth in the Republic of Ireland in particular”. Its estate ...

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How to win in business – All Blacks legend to make Irish appearance

All Black’s legend Sean Fitzpatrick is to lead an action-packed programme of inspirational speakers at Ireland’s biggest retail conference in September. The sporting hero is now a leading business consultant and will be delivering his keynote address, named ‘How to win in Business – Leading from the Front Row’ on September 15 in Dublin’s Double tree by Hilton Hotel. The ...

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Irish retail outperforms Europe and UK

Irish retailers are performing better than both the European average and the UK, as the local economy continues its upward trend. Irish consumer spending on everyday grocery items increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data released on Monday. In the second quarter of 2016, the volume of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) purchased in Ireland rose ...

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