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Applegreen announces first NI recruitment fair

Motorway service operator Applegreen is holding its first Northern Ireland recruitment fair on January 12 in Lisburn. The fair takes place as the Irish fuel and convenience retailer prepares to open its third Motorway Service Area (MSA) in Northern Ireland – its sixth NI site – directly opposite its popular Lisburn Southbound services. The opening of Lisburn North will create ...

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Applegreen agrees €16M deal for Dublin Terminal

Fuel retailer Applegreen is to buy a 50% share in the Joint Fuels Terminal in Dublin Port for €15.7 million. The stake being acquired is owned by Topaz, who took ownership of the stake through its acquisition of Esso’s Irish operation last year. The Joint Fuels Terminal is one of three fuel importing facilities in the major port, and is ...

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SPAR supports National Children’s Hospital with #underthetree campaign

TV personality and mother of two Amanda Brunker has launched the SPAR #underthetree Twitter campaign to raise up to €20,000 for The National Children’s Hospital. The unique campaign, now in its third year, is powered by tweets using the #underthetree hashtag. The convenience retailer is asking people to get involved and help them light up the 20,000 lights on their ...

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Christmas grocery sales ‘robust’ as retail declines

Grocery sales over the Christmas period have remained robust as other retail sectors face decline, according to new figures. According to Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), grocery sales are tracking slightly ahead of last year, bearing out findings of a mini poll conducted by Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer. However, REI data shows margins are “most definitely” down, with accelerated promotional ...

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Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit hailed a massive success

The first Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit on September 15 has been hailed as a major success by the delegates and exhibitors in attendance. The most significant event in the convenience retail calendar in Ireland last year, over 400 people attended what proved to be a pivotal event for the industry. With the theme of the ‘Retail Revolution’, the daylong ...

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Flynn’s forge ahead in Ireland’s ‘most over-shopped town’

Ray Flynn, third generation owner of Flynn’s Tullow, tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how competition has forced a rethink of his forecourt Over most of the last century, the market town of Tullow has been an arena of invention and modernisation by the Flynn family. But it was 1990 that saw the business begin a process of revolution that ...

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Top Oil appoints top comms manager

Family-owned Irish fuel business Top Oil has appointed a new top marketing and communications manager. Based in Top Oil’s Head Office in Dublin Port, Iris Kavanagh will oversee the development and implementation of the company’s marketing and brand development strategies. Iris will also be responsible for evaluating customer research, market conditions, competitor data, and marketing strategy and plans. Her previous ...

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The strongest of starts…

A new Maxol/Mace forecourt site on the M3 at Mulhuddart came to the fore at the recent IFCR Awards when it claimed two of the most sought-after titles of the competition a scant six months after it opened its doors to the public. Russell Campbell has been to visit the winning forecourt. Perhaps the most immediately striking element of Keith ...

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Dublin ‘grinding to a halt’ as traffic up 5%

Dublin’s transport network is “grinding to a halt”, according to the city’s business community, as figures show traffic levels rose 5% in the past year. The city’s Chamber of Commerce said the Government must “think bigger and bolder” for transport in the capital if it is avoid “sleep-walking into a congestion crisis”. The call came after Transport Infrastructure Ireland figures ...

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Top Oil publishes winning calendar

Home heating and fuel retail brand Top Oil has issued its 2017 calendar after a campaign to gather startling images from Ireland’s best amateur photographers. It was John Burke, a mature student from Tipperary, that won the Top Oil 2017 search for an amateur snapper with his image ‘Dolphins’. His pic overcame competition from 1,000 hopefuls from across the island ...

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Full list of award winners and finalists revealed

The full list of the winners and finalists form the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2016 have been revealed. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards, Maxol M3 Mulhuddart overcame world-class competition to be crowned Forecourt of the Year. Set in the fabulous DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday September 15, and ...

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Marty Morrissey, Lola the Cow and the Smooch Ice Cream Party!

Dairyglen, a family run enterprise since 1991, marked its 25th birthday in October with a celebrity bash in Dublin. The popular brand was accompanied at the celebrations by RTE’s Marty Morrissey; Jonathan Irwin, founder of The Jack and Jill Foundation; and their ever popular Smooch ice-cream brand ambassador Lola the Cow, in Marley Park. As well as celebrating a quarter ...

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