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Butterkist unveils Discoveries Popcorn

Butterkist, the nation’s number one popcorn brand, is set to uncover incremental sales for retailers with the launch of its new taste-intense Discoveries range. Butterkist Discoveries has been developed to meet consumer demand for more adventurous flavour fusions. The new temptingly moreish flavours of Hickory BBQ Pulled Pork (80g, MRRSP £1.49) and Sweet Chilli & Zesty Lime (80g, MRRSP £1.49) ...

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One week remaining to enter the 2015 IF&CR Awards!

There is just one week remaining to enter the 2015 Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards, the biggest industry event in the country this year! You have until just Wednesday June 10 to complete the short application form to be in with a chance of winning one or more of the highly sought-after accolades. Seats are filling up fast for ...

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Luke Fitzgerald, Emmet O'Neill & Vogue Williams present Re.Store, a dynamic new Irish food, coffee and convenience concept

Topaz rolls out €25 million Re.volution

Re.Store, a new Irish food, coffee, and convenience concept, has joined forces with Ireland’s leading fuel retailer to “revolutionise the forecourt and convenience experience”. Topaz said the partnership will provide balanced. nutritious, and delicious food for people on the go, and provide “unprecedented choices in food and coffee”. Identifying quality as their top priority, Topaz said it had identified a growing ...

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Derry model Ashleigh Coyle at the opening of Maxol's new Eglinton forecourt

Maxol model store opens in Derry

Derry model Ashleigh Coyle was on hand to help open Maxol’s new Eglinton service station, the first in NI to carry the company’s Moreish offering. Moreish involves a new deli and café setting offering speciality sandwiches and freshly ground barista coffee. Located within the Maxol Spar forecourt store, it includes a contemporary seating area, state-of-the-art washrooms, and WiFi. Maxol plans ...

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Topaz Re.Store fuelling the Irish economy

Topaz began 2015 announcing they were moving into “expansion mode”, and the plan continues unabated with the refitting of Clonsaugh in north Dublin, and Ballacolla in Co Laois. The stations were redeveloped at a cost of €10 million, providing over 300 jobs in total, while both have been reimagined into Topaz’s Re.Store format – an idea-heavy concept that takes their ...

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Applegreen poised for stock market float

One of Ireland’s most successful forecourt brands could soon be floated on the stock market, reports suggest. According to the Irish Times, Applegreen’s parent company Petrogas is in the final throws of preparing an Initial Public Offering for the firm, which could hit trading floors in June. Reports suggest the flotation could raise between €50 million and €100 million. Applegreen ...

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Maxol main sponsors of Irish Maritime Festival 2015

Maxol have been confirmed as the main sponsors of this year’s Irish Maritime Festival, taking place in Drogheda from Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, will see the festival promoted across over 200 Maxol service stations, and given a strong presence on social media. The success of the Irish Maritime Festival ...

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Shine-up for new European car wash show

Car wash owners and operators will be given a chance to see the sector’s latest innovations at the first European Car Wash Show in October. Produced by International Carwash Association, the world’s largest organisation for the industry’s professionals, it will be held on October 5 to 7 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam. The event will be focused exclusively ...

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Shell agrees to buy BG Group for £47bn

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to one of the biggest oil company buyouts in the past 20 years after securing a £47bn deal for exploration company BG Group. The deal will result in BG shareholders owning approximately 19 per cent of the combined group, while Shell said it expects the agreement will accelerate its growth strategy in global exploration. Shell ...

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Irish commercial vehicle motor tax ‘discriminatory’

Ireland’s largest freight transport association has called for the scrapping of commercial vehicle tax, saying it is “discriminatory” against efficient operators. FTA Ireland said it is seeking a “meaningful response” to its objections from the Department of Finance and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Speaking at the association’s annual Transport Manager Conference in Enfield, County Meath on March ...

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iDAC 15 – a chance to meet the fuel retailing world

A fuel retail conference is taking place in London in May, providing the industry with a unique chance to meet. The event, iDAC 15, is taking place at the Tower Hotel on May  11 – 12, and has been organised by McLean Communications, who will also be simultaneously running the industry’s leading business meeting forum for the retail fuel marketplace, ...

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