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Site director says M1 forecourt is ‘different game altogether’

The experienced site director of Applegreen’s new M1 motorway service station has described the role as a “different game altogether”. The opening of Applegreen’s M1 motorway service station at the beginning of March made headlines across NI, while a number of local celebrities visited the site, including local boxing champ Carl Frampton. The new station includes a branch of Greggs, Burger ...

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Maxol post office to fill gap in branch network

Mark Gibson, public affairs manager of the Post Office; UUP councillor Paul Michael; licensees of the station Rhonda and Charles Henderson; and Maxol NI retail manager Kevin Paterson The opening of a seven-day-a-week post office in a Maxol forecourt in Ballymena will be the first to serve the local community. The post office at Maxol Townparks Service Station at 15 ...

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Topaz celebrates 100th Re.Store

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has launched its 100th Re.Store outlet in Ballincollig, Co Cork. Cork footballer and local Daniel Goulding was guest of honour at the official opening, which marked a €25million investment in the convenience concept. Since its launch in April 2015, Re.Store has offered a wide choice in food and coffee to people on the move, ...

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BWG ‘reach out’ with charity cycle

Senior BWG figures are to join a charity cycle in support of an organisation helping young people. Pat Towey of Spar Express Ballaghaderreen is hosting the cycling event on May 22 in association with Reachout.com and the Ballaghaderreen Cycling Club. Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG, is joining the cycle, along with Spar’s national sales manager, Colin Donnolly. The event ...

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Maxol investment to create ten new jobs

Forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced a £1.25million investment to upgrade shop facilities in eight of its company-owned service stations across Northern Ireland. The investment will see Maxol extend its fresh chilled food and convenience offering in conjunction with its symbol partner Spar at each of the stores, while creating ten jobs in the process. Maxol is also planning ...

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PRA welcomes fuel duty freeze

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has welcomed a freeze to fuel duty until April 2017. Chancellor George Osborne announced he will hold off increases to the duty on motor fuel for 12 months during Wednesday’s Budget. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said his association had been lobbying Government and the Treasury on the issue for sometime, outlining the potentially damaging effects on the economy and ...

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