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What’s cooking at IFEX 2018

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail, and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from March 20-22, 2018. IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast from March 20-22, 2018. Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer, along with our sister publications Licensed and Catering News, and Neighbourhood Retailer are ...

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Gala Gifts for Schools

Gala announce €20,000 giveaway

As part of their 20th birthday celebrations, Gala is giving local Irish primary schools the chance to win part of €20,000 prize. Gala Retail has announced a new initiative ‘Gala Gifts for Schools’ – which will see the retail group giving away €20,000 to Primary Schools – to mark their 20th year. One winning primary school will be awarded a ...

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Gala

A ‘wheely’ prosperous start to the New Year for lucky Gala winner

Starting the year off with a bang, Gala present Navan winner with brand new car! It’s been a prosperous start to 2018 for one lucky lady in Navan, who was presented with the prize of a new set of wheels in the form of a brand new 181 Toyota Aygo last week, courtesy of Gala Retail. Tracy Davies had a ...

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self driving car

Driverless cars could be on the roads by 2019

Self-driving cars are to be tested on UK roads as early as 2019. The incentive comes as part of the chancellor’s effort to boost the UK’s technology and science industries. Driverless technology has been in development for some time now, with carmakers such as Jaguar Land Rover trialling autonomous vehicles for the consumer market. However under current legislation cars must ...

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Drinks promotions restricted by new legislation

Legislation introduced by the Irish government will limit promotions allowed in-store. Two for one promotions aimed at students and others will be restricted under the legislation, while display options will also be curbed. The amendment proposes small shops be allowed to keep alcohol products in view, but insists they be confined to a maximum of two storage units. Larger retailers ...

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diesel pump

Diesel hit as new car sales tumble

Plunging sales saw the UK new car market in decline for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal overall demand fell by 12.2 per cent in October, with diesel sales being the worst affected. While petrol sales rose slightly at 2.7 per cent, diesel ...

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