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CMA scrutinises fuel deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put a hold on the merger of DCC Oil by Nicholl Oils. Nicholl Oils – Northern Ireland’s largest independent oil distributor – has been told to cease any operations with DCC Oil while it considers whether a relevant merger situation has been created and if the deal has resulted in a substantial lessening ...

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McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Second consecutive win for McGonigle’s Maxol Service Station

Maxol, McGonigle’s Muff has been awarded Store of the Year in the Maxol Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year. The awards – that promote and reward excellence in retail standards throughout the Maxol network of 231 service stations – took place at The Maxol Retail Conference in The K Club, Co. Kildare. For ‘hero’ stores that display truly exceptional ...

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Latest news – June edition

The latest industry news from the forecourt and convenience sectors in Ireland Tesco takes top spot in grocery The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018, show Tesco reclaiming the top spot on its own for the first time in more than two years with an overall share of 22.3 percent.  ...

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Play your part in Special Olympics Ireland

Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland said: “Our athletes are ready to take up the honour of representing their region on the National stage in Dublin. Final preparations are underway, but I want to thank all those who have been involved in the long build-up to the 2018 Games.

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Frank Gleeson wins industry accolade

Industry recognition for Aramark’s Frank Gleeson

Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. The award, sponsored by Mondelēz International, was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on June 6, 2018. “I cannot think of a better leader to be recognised for this prestigious award. He has been one of the industry’s ...

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Beer is Ireland’s favourite drink

Beer remains the nation’s most popular drink, making up a 44.8 percent share of the alcohol product market last year. However, the volume of beer consumed was down 2.1 percent on 2016, according to new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). Research also revealed that Ireland’s drinks consumers have a growing taste for wine and spirits. ...

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Brexit could bring Ireland’s supply chain to a halt, says FTAI

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is pressing negotiators to consider the impact of a potential ‘no deal’ result for the ongoing Brexit negotiations. As Aidan Flynn, FTAI’s general manager says, the outcome could bring Ireland’s supply chain to a halt which could cripple business across the country: “The Brexit clock is ticking,” he says, “and with just 11 months to Brexit day, ...

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Forecourt Eye

Forecourt Eye announce agreement with Greenergy

Greenergy adds Forecourt Eye’s crime prevention and loss recovery service to its dealer offer. Under a new agreement with Greenergy, Forecourt Eye’s crime prevention and loss recovery service is to be offered as an extension to Greenergy’s fuel offer to dealer forecourts across the UK and Ireland. Forecourt Eye is the only completely digital service available to forecourt retailers to ...

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Irish logistics businesses cautiously confident

Third annual CBRE Ireland Logistics and Supply Chain Index 2018 reveals positive attitude among logistics industry in Ireland. Despite a challenging trading environment over the past 12 months, Irish logistics businesses are seeing a recovery in confidence, according to the third annual CBRE Ireland Logistics and Supply Chain Index 2018, launched today.  However, as Freight Transport Association Ireland’s (FTAI) general manager ...

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National Convenience Show

National Convenience Show returns with business-boosting ideas

UK’s leading trade event will help c-store operators and independent retailers flourish by taking advantage of latest trends The National Convenience Show, returning to the NEC, Birmingham April 16-18, offers the perfect ground for retailers to get a head start on the newest trends and changing consumer demands, as well as catching up with peers and putting questions to a ...

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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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