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Retail Solutions Acquire JustScan Ltd

Retail Solutions Ltd, one of the leading Point of Sale (POS) providers in Ireland, has announced it has completed the acquisition of JustScan Ltd, another leading provider of POS systems to the grocery, pharmacy and fashion sectors. Speaking on the acquisition Retail Solutions Managing Director, Jarlath Hennelly, said: “This acquisition opens an exciting period of opportunity for both businesses. It is a ...

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Applegreen gross profits up 20%

Applegreen’s half-year results show a rise in revenues and profits, as the forecourt retailer continues its advance in Ireland and the UK. The Irish forecourt retailer’s accounts show a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in gross profits for the first six months of 2016. The brand also reported “robust like-for-like growth in the Republic of Ireland in particular”. Its estate ...

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How to win in business – All Blacks legend to make Irish appearance

All Black’s legend Sean Fitzpatrick is to lead an action-packed programme of inspirational speakers at Ireland’s biggest retail conference in September. The sporting hero is now a leading business consultant and will be delivering his keynote address, named ‘How to win in Business – Leading from the Front Row’ on September 15 in Dublin’s Double tree by Hilton Hotel. The ...

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Kilkenny at a ‘Cross’ roads

Philip Cross, owner of Topaz Spar in Kilkenny’s Callan Road, speaks to IF&CR after switching brand An avid eye might just catch a glimpse of Philip Cross’s Topaz service station from one of Kilkenny Castle’s archaic crenels. Located just under a kilometre (as the crow flies) from the fortification and surrounding city centre, the forecourt rests at three chief intersections ...

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Sunmagic launches healthy drink trio

Juice producer Sunmagic is launching three new ranges as it continues to add breadth to the healthy soft drinks category with products which tap into the latest consumer trends such as low calorie and low sugar drinks, and coconut water. The new healthy ranges are available in Iceland stores nationally from this week in more than 500 outlets, and comprise ...

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Want to be an Applegreen dealer? Then this video is for you

Applegreen have launched an insightful video, detailing what it’s like to be part of the Applegreen Dealer Programme. The five minute feature focuses on dealers such as John Mullin, an Applegreen dealer in Sligo, telling the story about his forecourt and partnership with the prominent forecourt brand. It also hears from Donagh Hickey, who speaks about his Applegreen forecourt in Co ...

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Staying ahead in Headford

The town of Headford, located a fairly stiff drive north of Galway city centre, has two claims to fame. Firstly, it had a brief cameo as the back drop to John Wayne’s man’s man, Sean Thornton, in the Oscar winning The Quiet Man; and secondly, its iron-aged archaeological monuments. It may be small, but it’s growing, and that’s good news ...

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£2.5M airport forecourt to land in 2017

Plans for a £2.5 million forecourt adjacent to Belfast International Airport have been cleared for take-off. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council unanimously approved the project on July 20. It will create 35 new jobs and support 30 more during construction. The new Airport Road facility is scheduled to open in the spring of next year. Developer, Dunadry-based Moorefield Contracts Ltd, ...

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Maxol announces AWARE as new charity partner

Maxol has announced mental health charity AWARE is to be their new charity partner. The forecourt retailer said the aim of the partnership, which will run until at least the end of 2017, is to promote positive mental health in communities across Northern Ireland. It will support the range and level of important services delivered by AWARE in Northern Ireland ...

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Topaz scores top ten in Europe

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, Topaz, has been recognised as one of the Best Large Workplaces in Europe for the fourth time. The company joined the prestigious top-ten of the Best Large Workplaces in Europe during a black tie event attended by over 400 people in the RDS in Dublin. It’s the first time Topaz, acquired by the Couche-Tarde ...

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Brexit triggers ‘unwelcome’ instability for Ireland and EU

Irish business group Ibec has described the UK’s vote to leave the EU as a “very significant blow” that will lead to a “protracted and unwelcome” period of uncertainty and instability. The influential group called for the Irish Government, EU institutions and central banks to minimise financial, economic and political instability and ensure Irish interests are safeguarded during exit negotiations. ...

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McNulty’s business becomes rock of Hospital

It’s usually hedonistic rock stars that grab the headlines at the age of 27, but for young Eric McNulty, it’s the beginning of a blossoming business career. After his (slight) return to Ireland following academic pursuits in Scotland, his new show-stopping forecourt in Co Limerick is quickly becoming a huge hit with the local community. McNulty’s Fuels is located on ...

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