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Topaz announce €1M deal with Photo-Me

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has unveiled a deal with photobooth company Photo-Me to provide ID compliant booths in Topaz forecourts across Ireland. The photobooths will allow applicants capture and transfer their Photo-ID straight to the Irish passport office to accompany their online passport renewals. Announcing the deal on May 29, Topaz said €1 million would be invested as ...

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Front of store screens deliver 15% sales uplift

A new range of shop window digital displays can deliver a 15% uplift in FMCG sales, according to innovative provider Hi!Street Digital Media. Launching nationally in 250 stores this month, the digital display media owner is innovating the way retailers and brands advertise to shoppers with its high bright screens, placed strategically in the window front and proven to influence decision ...

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Kingspan Introduces the Complete Solution for Diesel Storage

As the cost of diesel rises for businesses, it’s more important than ever that companies have confidence in the storage of their fuel. With over 40 years’ experience in steel tank manufacturing, Kingspan is renowned for the quality of its DieselPRO Turnkey solutions and the DieselPRO bespoke steel tanks. Both of these offerings have consistently given customers practical solutions for ...

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Karro Group bought for undisclosed sum

The Irish owners of major pig processors the Karro Group have sold the operation to a major private equity firm. Karro Food Group, formerly owned by Irish investment firm Endless LLP, received an offer by London-based investment firm CapVest, thought to be in the region of £180m. Headquartered in Malton, Yorkshire, the group operates a major plant in Cookstown which ...

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Emo adding value at Castlebridge

Since making the switch to Emo, Louis Flannigan’s long-standing site in Castlebridge, Co Wexford, has seen sales soar with his value-led approach Flannigan’s Centra and Emo forecourt is now resident on the site of a family business that has been serving the Castlebridge community for over 80 years. Just a short drive north of Wexford town proper, the Flannigan’s first ...

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Tesco strikes hit performance

Strikes at a number of Tesco stores in Ireland have impacted the retailer’s performance, fresh data suggests. According to Kantar Worldpanel’s supermarket share figures, covering the 12 weeks ending 26 February 2017, Tesco sales have dropped 1% following 11 days of industrial action by staff. Although the strikes affected only eight stores, Kantar Ireland director David Berry said “there was ...

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Moy Park to ‘Rule the Roost’ with Saturday night gameshow

Leading poultry brand Moy Park is to hold a Saturday night gameshow on its Facebook channel to find out who ‘Rules the Roost’ in Irish family households. The gameshow format will target families in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and will be presented by radio and TV presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin and RTÉ’s Mairead Ronan. The gameshow, which ...

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Maxol promotion slashes prices for customers

Forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced a savings promotion offering customers savings of 3p per litre in Northern Ireland or 5 cents per litre in ROI. Run in partnership with Independent News and Media (INM), the promotion runs until March 11. Customers can avail of the discounts by presenting special discount vouchers which are now available across INM publications, ...

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The Fifth Element – Jonathan Diver reveals Topaz road map to Circle-K

Topaz’s Senior Director of Retail Sales and Operations, Jonathan Diver, reveals plans to introduce Circle-K and discusses the elements of the plan that will put the company on the world map “At Topaz, we never slow down,” said senior director of retail sales and operations dealers at Topaz, Jonathan Diver. And it’s no wonder. The company has been on a ...

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First drone delivery touches down in Dun Laoghaire

Ireland’s first Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) approved parcel delivery by drone has successfully taken place in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. According to the IAA, the flight was organised by 10 years old Belle Moore, a student of Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, as part of a science competition hosted by tech firm Intel. The flight took place at 5pm and ...

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Freshii announces fresh franchises

Healthy eating fast food chain Freshii has announced new franchisee-run outlets in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast. The company said it has plans to double its restaurant numbers in Ireland from six to at least 12 in the first six months of 2017. Freshii’s first restaurant in Northern Ireland will be located in Donegall Square in the heart of Belfast; the ...

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Ennis Applegreen hits the right notes

Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer speaks to Akash Aggarwal, owner of Western Service Station Applegreen Ennis about his successful site in the west of Ireland. Ennis, the biggest town between Galway and Limerick, borrows something valuable from each. The youth and artistic exuberance of the northern city can be felt in an evening’s musical meander around the town’s cobbled streets. ...

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