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Freshly Chopped launches Belfast’s first Sweat Party

Healthy fast food chain Freshly Chopped has announced the launch of Northern Ireland’s first sweat party, a phenomenon from the US that invites people to take part in a group workout session to promote healthy bodies and minds. The Freshly Chopped Sweat Party will be in aid of AWARE – The Depression Charity for Northern Ireland, and will take place ...

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Sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores

9 out of 10 shoppers say they are more likely to revisit stores that leverage music, visuals and scent, according to new research. A recent survey from Mood Media reveals consumer attitudes toward the in-store customer experience as well as in-store shopping behaviours. The report, entitled  “Elevating the Customer Experience: The Impact of Sensory Marketing,” found that 78 percent of shoppers globally ...

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Maxol group invest almost €2m in new stations across Ireland

Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer are investing €1.9 million in new building projects in Cork and Waterford. €1.5 million is going towards three Cork locations leading to the creation of 14 new jobs. The investment sees substantial upgrades to Maxol Ballincollig, Maxol Skehard Road and Maxol Carrigaline. Maxol Ballincollig has unveiled a brand new Maxol Deli, a new rotisserie and ...

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Nisa’s “Big Night In” promotion extended to February

Nisa’s Big Night In promotion is extending into February to ensure retailers can capitalise on the long, dark evenings and the high number of shoppers staying in at this time of year. The event was launched in January with some great deals to help drive sales after Christmas for Nisa partners. It will continue throughout Nisa’s second promotional period of ...

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Easter pre-sales hit new heights at Costcutter

Costcutter Supermarkets Group sees an eggcellent start to Easter as pre-sales soar The Supermarket has reported seeing Easter pre-sales (for 2019 sell-out) increase 37% year-on-year, with impulse, gifting and giant eggs driving this rise. With the average Easter shopper basket worth nearly double the average everyday grocery basket, the Group says retailers are increasingly recognising the huge sales potential the ...

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Gala donates €10,000 to Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill’s #GalaGift

Gala Retail donates €10,000 to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation Concluding its milestone 20th year in business,Gala Retail generously donated its final #GalaGift of 2018 to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Ahead of the Christmas period, Gala Retail donated €10,000 to the charity, which provides direct funding to provide home nursing care to families of children up to ...

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Energia to supply Keelings

Energia powering Keelings growth

Energia has announced that it will supply power to Keelings, Ireland’s leading fresh fruit producer. Under the agreement, Energia expects to supply Keelings with 1.5 GW of electricity per annum across all of the fresh fruit producer’s sites. Energia has to date supplied insulation, cooling, lighting and burner solutions for Keelings. The supply agreement is expected to be worth approximately ...

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Zambero Maxol Dundalk

Maxol Opens first Zambrero Restaurant at Dundalk

Maxol has announced the opening of its first Mexican restaurant Zambrero at Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk following a €260,000 investment. The refurbishment at Dundalk has created seven new jobs, bringing total employment levels at the Maxol service station to 25. Darragh Fanning, former rugby union player and general manager of Zambrero Ireland, opened the first branch of the restaurant with ...

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Gala

Gala gifts €300,000 of prizes to shoppers

Gala Retail is about to launch its biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, giving Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes. Continuing celebrations of the Gala Group’s 20th year in business, the ‘Gala Gifts’ in-store promotion, launched by actress and TV broadcaster, Aoibhín Garrihy, will run across participating Gala Retail stores from ...

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BWG News

BWG launch “game-changing” new strategy

Leading retail brands SPAR and EUROSPAR have today announced plans to add 45 new stores to their combined network by 2020, leading to the creation of up to 1,000 new full and part-time jobs over the next two years. The announcement was made at the SPAR and EUROSPAR Retailer Convention in Killarney which was attended by more than 400 retailers ...

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Spar Loughbrickland

Spar Loughbrickland first to install EDGEPoS system

Independently owned forecourt convenience operation, Spar Loughbrickland, County Down, has become the first service station to install the EDGEPoS self-checkout in store. Co-owner Dale Beckett, co-owner, said: “We’re very excited to launch the self-scan checkout here at Spar Loughbrickland, staying ahead of the times. “The self-scan is very unique to convenience retailing, so unique in fact, that we are the first ...

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Applegreen Drives FoodCloud Hubs to recover over 1m meals

Applegreen vans ensure food arrives fresh and safe to charities and communities in need Applegreen has announced a partnership with the innovative social enterprise FoodCloud Hubs.  As part of Applegreen’s partnership, a donation of €60,000 has been provided from the Applegreen Charitable Fund allowing FoodCloud Hubs to purchase outright three refrigerated vans. In joining the drive against food waste, 562 ...

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