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Awards host revealed as table bookings soar

Journalist and broadcaster Gráinne Seoige has been revealed as the host of the 2016 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards. Having worked on a multitude of channels, from BBC1 to Sky News, and RTÉ to TG4, Gráinne’s entertaining presenting style will adds to the glitz and spectacle of this year’s huge awards ceremony. And time is running out to book your ...

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Brexit – What’s the worst that can happen..?

On June 23, voters in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK will go to the polls to decide directly whether the UK should remain part of the European Union. The result is far from a foregone conclusion and the likely effects of withdrawal are a topic of conjecture. But how do Irish retailers and business people view the ...

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‘Capitalise’ on sizzling sales this summer

Stocking seasonal products within your store is vital in today’s retailing environment. It’s a great way to increase sales, and by adding essential non-food items to your shelves, you’re also delivering more choice for your shoppers. With summer just around the corner, one of Northern Ireland’s largest suppliers of non-food impulse products, Capitol Essentials, is getting retailers ready for the ...

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The Boss to boost economy by €16M

Just two performances by Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band in Dublin will mean glory days for local retail, providing an estimated economic boost of €16 million this weekend. Both events in Croke Park on Friday May 27 and Sunday May 29 are sold-out. But local retailers will not be left with a hungry heart, as 164,000 descend on the ...

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Barry Group one of Deloitte’s ‘Best Managed Companies’

Barry Group continued its award winning run in 2016 after the company was named as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies. The group took a Platinum Standard award at the ceremony in early March, and was one of the only grocery retail businesses to be recognised. Speaking about the recipients, managing partner of Deloitte, Brendan Jennings, said: “It is clear that these companies make ...

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Freshii announces partnership with Applegreen

Pictured is John Diviney, director of food systems and trading at Applegreen; Dave O’Donoghue, CEO Freshii Ireland; Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen; and Cormac Manning, CFO of Freshii Ireland A global healthy restaurant concept has teamed up with forecourt retailer Applegreen to open its first Irish franchise in Dublin this summer. Freshii helps its diners eat healthily without sacrificing flavour, offering a ...

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JTI to appeal plain packaging ruling

Tobacco company Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is to appeal a London High Court rejection of its legal challenge to UK legislation introducing plain packaging for tobacco products. The case was brought by four of the world’s biggest tobacco firms who claimed UK government rules to introduce standardised packs were unlawful. However, in his ruling on May 19, Mr Justice Green ...

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Applegreen to open Lifford forecourt in June

Applegreen’s latest forecourt is set to open this June in County Donegal. The service station, situated on the outskirts of Lifford on the Letterkenny Road has been constructed on a greenfield site and will be the county’s second Applegreen services. Lifford native and Applegreen dealer partner, Conor McGettigan, is behind the build and told local media his team is excited to ...

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Smooch – serving sweet profits

Born in 2005, Smooch is a dynamic and growing brand that offers retailers a year-round solution to extend the ice cream season while boosting profits by up to 80 per cent. At the heart of Smooch’s brand is a passion for creating fun, creamy and delicious ice cream with nothing added but real dairy goodness. Smooch’s philosophy is about delivering ...

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Topaz announce €6.5M Dublin & Limerick investments

Two investments worth €6 million by forecourt brand Topaz will result in new jobs for Dublin and Limerick. The forecourt retailer said it has “transformed” the landscape of Citywest, in CoDublin with the launch of its ‘City Avenue’ Topaz station, creating 18 new jobs for the surrounding area. The €3 million site is part of an extensive investment program by ...

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Retail Solutions – The market leaders in EPoS Innovation

With over 20 years’ experience developing innovative Epos products for retailers in many sectors including convenience, supermarket, forecourts, hospitality, hardware and pharmacy, Retail Solutions continues to outperform its competitors. Already a market leader in Ireland, it has managed to expand rapidly in recent years in both the UK and Australia. Padraig Nolan, Retail Solutions business development manager said: “Retail Solutions ...

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Food and convenience to be focus at Dublin Summit

Thursday September 15 at Doubletree by Hilton in Dublin The future of food and convenience will be explored at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit in Dublin this September. Launched at the IFEX expo in Belfast in March, the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Summit takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin on September 15 providing invaluable advice and ...

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