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Fresh Forward Future at Subway as First Concept Store Opens in Northern Ireland

SUBWAY, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain, has marked its 20th year in Northern Ireland with the opening of its first Subway Fresh Forward concept store in Northern Ireland. Representing an investment of £90,000 the latest Ballycastle eatery is the 50th Subway Fresh Forward premise to open in the UK and the 100th store in Europe. Subway Fresh Forward is ...

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Costcutter Expo ‘Putting Shoppers First’

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has confirmed details of its annual Expo, which is set to take place at the Harrogate Convention Centre on 28th March 2019.   Entitled ‘Putting shoppers first to drive your sales’, the one-day Expo, which will be followed by a gala dinner and awards ceremony, will see the Group share plans and programmes to help its retailers ...

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Iceland Offering up Something New at The Range

With a current total of 11 stores in the entirety of Ireland, the popular discount retailer The Range is going to soon be stocking frozen foods from high street heavyweight Iceland. Three of its stores are set to open an Iceland inside, and whilst this isn’t the national scheme, if successful it could be rolled out across every store. The ...

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A new era for Maxol

Speaking to Maxol’s CEO, Brian Donaldson, IF&CR learned of his excitement and positivity behind the fuel group’s exploration of a modern, new convenience offer. Maxol, one of Ireland’s leading fuel networks, has trialed a series of own-brand convenience stores across the Republic of Ireland. Making significant changes to its store interiors and range, Mr. Donaldson explained that Maxol’s six pilot ...

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Maxol and AWARE NI ‘Top up by Ten’ this August

Maxol have launched their new initiative to help charity partner AWARE NI to raise funds by asking motorists to donate 10p when stopping for fuel, or any other products, when in their stores nationwide. The scheme will run until the end of August and aims to increase awareness of positive mental wellbeing in local communities and help to provide support groups ...

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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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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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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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