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Irish Cancer Society announces its ‘Pink Partners’

Some of Ireland’s leading businesses have joined an Irish Cancer Society campaign to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The companies that have signed up to become ‘Pink Partners’ include Ballyfree Free Range Eggs, Barry’s Tea, Boots Ireland, Centra, the Chanelle Group, Cloud10 Beauty, Dairygold Co-Op, Digiweb, GAA Jewellery, GHD, Kiernan Milling, Prestigious Textiles Ireland / SLX, Tropical Popical, ...

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Belfast’s biggest expo centre opens for business

Belfast’s new Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC), sited opposite Titanic Studios in Titanic Quarter, opened today delivering a huge boost for local business in the process. The 6,000 square metre structure will be used as a potential venue for exhibitions, community and sporting events, as well as large-scale banquets. The first of these gets underway this weekend when The Wedding Journal ...

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Winners revealed at IFCR Awards 2015 gala ball

The 10th annual Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards took place on Friday evening, September 11, when Applegreen MSA, Lusk Northbound took home two of the coveted awards, including the night’s big win, Forecourt of the Year. Earlier in the evening, the Lusk Northbound had also been awarded Forecourt of the Year (category three). It was a memorable night too ...

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Gala new sponsor of IFTA Television Awards

IFTA, the Irish Film & Television Academy, has confirmed that Gala, the Irish retail convenience group with 200 stores countrywide, is the new three-year headline sponsor of the annual ‘IFTA Gala Television Awards’. The IFTA Gala Television Awards ceremony will take place on October 22 at the Double Tree Hotel in Dublin and will celebrate and recognise the very best ...

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Sweets from Germany feature in confectionery showcase

Sweets from Germany will feature in a confectionary showcase event on Wednesday September 16 organised by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The half-day event takes place at the Food & Hospitality Exhibition in the Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin with the aim of establishing and maintaining German-Irish business relationships in the confectionery sector. The event will hear about ...

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New-look Maxol to create 25 Dublin jobs

Forecourt convenience retailer Maxol has revealed the details of a €2 million investment at a site in Dublin, creating 25 local jobs. The site at Hearse Road, Donabate, is in the capital’s north east, and will offer Maxol’s latest two-storey building design with a focus on food service. The station will boast the latest Maxol Mace convenience store, a brand ...

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IF&CR Awards finalists revealed

Further finalists in the 2015 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer awards have been revealed. This year’s awards take place on 11th of September in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel, and the finalists from all this year’s categories will be revealed throughout this week. The initial collection of finalists are the best entries from the Forecourt/Convenience Store of the Year category featuring C-Stores ...

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IGBF joins as IF&CR Awards official charity

The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) has been revealed as the official charity for this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards. It will be the second consecutive year the charity will partner the awards, and it is hoped the generosity of last year’s finalists will be equalled, if not outdone. Founded over 30 years ago, by Tim Nolan and ...

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Applegreen on the ball for charity

Staff from two Applegreen forecourts are going head-to-head in a charity football match at Oriel Park tonight. The Castlebellingham northbound outlet will battle it out with their colleagues from the southbound store in the crunch match taking place at 6.30pm. Rivalry is strong between both teams, with the southbound store taking the honours at last year’s encounter. Alongside settling old scores, ...

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Miriam O’Callaghan returns as IFCR Awards host

Irish broadcasting star Miriam O’Callaghan is to return as host for the 2015 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer awards. It will be ‘Friday Night with Miriam’ this September 11, as the former Newsnight reporter and Irish Television Personality of the Year presents this year’s spectacular show. It will be the second year the respected broadcaster presents these influential awards. The event is ...

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Aryzta acquires La Rousse Foods

Swiss speciality baker Aryzta is to acquire premium foodservice company La Rousse Foods. Aryzta, formerly Cuisine De France, announced the deal will be completed after approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Authority. La Rousse currently works with 168 local suppliers, serving more than 1,300 customers in Ireland. Aryzta’s chief executive for Europe and Asia Pacific, Hilliard Lombard, said: “This is another exciting chapter ...

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Fuel duty freeze ‘good news’

The UK’s largest fuel retailers association has tentatively welcomed a fuel duty freeze in Wednesday’s budget. Chancellor George Osbourne was expected to slightly increase tax on petrol and diesel during his first Conservative budget, but surprised many by freezing the rate. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said the PRA had been lobbying the Government and Treasury for a cut to fuel ...

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