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Calories on menus will cost €20,000 a year

A bill forcing all Irish food outlets to print the calorie content of their food on menus could cost convenience retailers and restaurants up to €20,000 a year. Tara Buckley, RGDATA’s director general, said the cost to independents could be huge, while menus would require constant monitoring, modification, and calculation. A consultation on the plan is due to conclude on ...

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Irish grocery sales hit five year high

The Irish grocery sector has enjoyed an inflation-busting performance, recording its best sales for five years. The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending October 11 show year-on-year growth of 2.1 per cent across the Irish grocery market. David Berry, director at Kantar said it was the most positive performance the market had seen in ...

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Fundraising Maxol awash with wishes

The Maxol Group has raised €15,000 for Make-A-Wish Ireland following its “Wash for Wishes” carwash week initiative. The October total represents a 50 per cent increase on last year, and was the third ‘Wash for Wishes’ campaign organised by the fuel brand. The funds raised will help Make-A-Wish reach its 2015 target of granting 175 wishes, itself a 29 per ...

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Jack & Jill Foundation joins Topaz as brand partner

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has announced children’s charity the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation as its new brand partner. Topaz marketing director Margaret Barron joined CEO and founder of the foundation, Jonathan Irwin, to launch the partnership, along with a Topaz fundraising initiative called ‘Small Change for Big Change’. This three-year brand partnership will see over €400,000 in ...

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Topaz joins Ireland’s top ten after Esso acquisition

Forecourt and convenience retailer Topaz is now among Ireland’s ten largest companies following its acquisition of Esso. The protracted deal, which was approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission today, will see Topaz extend its network from 300 service stations to 425, 162 of which will be company owned. The business, which was founded in 2005, will now have ...

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Maxol renews Ulster Mini Rugby sponsorship

Leading forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons. Ulster Mini Rugby is an opportunity for both boys and girls aged 6-12 to gain their first tastes of the sport and begin to learn the basic skills. The first Mini Rugby Festival kicks off on October 10 ...

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