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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

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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lorry

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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IFEX

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 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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Supervalu & SEAI dig deep for energy efficiency

Supervalu has donated over €338,000 in support of greater energy efficiency at community shelters. The donation was made through SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme, which offers support and accommodation for those experiencing homelessness and those most at risk in society. The Simon Communities of Ireland received a significant €133,275 contribution through donations from Supervalu and grant support from the Sustainable ...

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