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EG Group takeover of Esso network complete

ExxonMobil and EG Group were pleased to announce on 1 October, the sale of the German Esso service station network has been successfully concluded. EG Group will operate as a brand partner of Esso in the future. This follows the agreement to transfer publicly announced by both companies at the end of November last year. This takeover is the conclusion ...

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Applegreen surge ahead

Applegreen have been racing a head after their recent acquisition of motorway giant Welcome Break and they are showing no sign of slowing down. The recent news that Applegreen has raised €175m to help fund its “transformational” purchase of a controlling stake in Welcome Break comes with welcome cheers from those in the company. This is a positive step for ...

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Plan your Christmas party right – New Study

One third of NI workplaces have their Christmas party booked by September a new study from Musgrave MarketPlace finds. It might only be September, but when it comes to the work Christmas party, almost one third of Northern Ireland businesses have already booked their work do. New Musgrave MarketPlace study showcases some interesting facts about Christmas parties. A new survey ...

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The 2018 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Award Winners

The convenience retailing event of the year was back at the wonderful Clayton on Burlington Road in Dublin on September, 19, and it was the most packed, enjoyed event of its prestigious history. With a star line-up at this year’s conference, including headline speaker Jacob Schram, author of “The Essence of Business” and former president for Europe at Circle K ...

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Forecourt facelift wows shoppers

A fantastic facelift to a Northern Ireland forecourt store has left shoppers speechless at the transformation. Every fixture and fitting was stripped out of the O’Kanes Superstore in Armagh to enable a full re-fit to the 2,000 sq.ft. shop. Modern new lighting and flooring, a new ceiling, a bank of chillers, a new counter with a contemporary oak block finish ...

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Applegreen joins forces with fuelService to help fuel Disabled Drivers

Applegreen rolling out fuelService partnership across the Republic of Ireland Applegreen is delighted to announce that they have joined forces with fuelService and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) to help disabled drivers receive assistance whilst refuelling at Applegreen stations across the country. Refuelling a car is one of the biggest challenges faced by disabled drivers, and Applegreen is ...

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BWG Group announces the acquisition of Corrib Food Products

BWG Group has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire Corrib Food Products, a long established independent distribution business servicing the food service sector throughout Ireland. The transaction, which will further strengthen the BWG position in the growing +€2bn foodservice sector, is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Corrib Food Products has annual sales of ...

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CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

CBE crowned as EMEA Retail Partner of the Year

Claremorris based company CBE has been awarded EMEA Retail Partner of the year from NCR the world’s leading manufacturer of self-service checkouts. Competing against all of NCR channel partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa CBE achieved the highest sales of all of the partners. A delegation from CBE was invited to the NCR Global conference awards in Spain ...

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Lidl new look could be coming soon

A trend within the convenience sector that many industry experts have hinted towards is the change in store formats, and Lidl is no exception. You could be forgiven for thinking that this would take a rather long time to implement; however, Lidl have already given us a glimpse of plans for their Dublin outlets. Consumer habits have been changing rapidly ...

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Latest research from HIM showing the future of the forecourt

The latest research from HIM, market leading Research Company in the wholesale, convenience, foodservice, high street and forecourt market, has shown some interesting results. The latest whitepaper for September 2018 from HIM has shown that the behaviours of consumers is evolving quicker than ever within the forecourt convenience bracket. An example of this can be seen between the differences between ...

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Fuel cleaning partnership in pole position

Leighton O’Brien partners with TSG Ireland to deliver market-leading fuel cleaning solutions. Leading fuel analytics and field technologies company Leighton O’Brien has expanded its global fuel cleaning operations into Ireland following an agreement with retail petroleum solutions provider, TSG Ireland. TSG’s fully trained and safety certified technicians will deliver Leighton O’Brien’s patented tank cleaning and fuel restoration technology, supported by ...

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Top Oil Tumbles as Irving Invest

Irving Oil has purchased the Tedcastle group of companies, which operates under the Top Oil brand, two years after purchasing Ireland’s only refinery at Whitegate.   The move from Irving Oils to take-over from Top Oils could be seen as a logical step to many within the industry, as the company has been pushing for rapid expansion in the through ...

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