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Coming out on top in Cavan

Padraig Rudden, owner of Costcutter Rudden’s Service Station tells IF&CR why Top Oil is the only network for him. The site on the popular Railway Road in Cavan had been trading for thirty years and in October of last year went under an extensive redevelopment, switching to Costcutter and adding a host of new facilities. Despite feeling the need for ...

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Baking up a new site in Maynooth

Eurospar retailer Luke Creighan opens the latest The Natural Bakery Store in Manor Mills Shopping Centre. Ireland’s largest independent bakery chain, The Natural Bakery opened the doors to its 13th shop this month in Maynooth creating 10 new jobs. While the majority of The Natural Bakery sites are in Dublin, this will be the retailer’s second shop in Kildare. The ...

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Jacob Schram

The essence of business

As Circle K begins rebranding all Topaz sites in Ireland, Group President Europe, Jacob Schram outlines his approach to chasing success in any market. Great leaders are born of a desire to succeed, to make a difference, and in Jacob Schram’s case the passion to create a company culture like no other. For Schram, Group President for Circle K in ...

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Ice cream Ireland

Consumers pay more for local ice cream

A report conducted by Mintel reveals that Irish shoppers are willing to spend more on ice cream if it is made traditionally or has local links. Spring has finally sprung in Ireland and as we prepare for the [somewhat] warmer months, retailers are prepped and ready to stock up on supplies of ice cream and chilled desserts. Sales in this ...

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BWG Foods

Growing the empire

Willie O’Byrne, managing director for BWG Foods tells IF&CR how he believes every challenge presents an opportunity. While you might expect the managing director of an Ireland-wide company, with an annual turnover of €1.3bn, to keep more than a watchful eye over proceedings, Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods in Ireland pleasantly surprises Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer by his ...

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Bank of Ireland

Retail investment on track for 2018

According to the Bank of Ireland’s head of retail convenience this year will be a strong one for Ireland’s grocery and convenience retail sector Figures suggest Ireland’s grocery and convenience retail sector is due a positive year ahead, according to the Bank of Ireland’s head of retail convenience, Owen Clifford. “Investment generally has picked up over the past couple of ...

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Symbol Groups Ireland

Symbol Success

We take a look at the key names in the Irish symbol market as the industry flourishes in a strong economy. In a report released by Kantar Worldpanel in 2017, the Irish grocery industry accounted for €9billion of the overall market share with an average grocery spend per household of €5,400. The latest grocery market figures, published by Kantar Worldpanel ...

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Inspiring Community Spirit at Inver

IFCR speaks to Inver who celebrated a fantastic year in 2018 about their plans to continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the Irish retail market. Ben Lenihan, Inver’s retail director noted that 2017 was a busy year for the company “We invested heavily in the Irish fuel market over the past number of years and we ...

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Changing Direction with Texaco

Seán Heaphy, managing director for H2 Group tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer why he made the switch to the Texaco brand. 2017 was a standout year for H2 Group who operate a network of convenience stores and forecourts across Ireland. After finding out that Esso Ireland  was due to cease trading at the beginning of the year, the group ...

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Petrol Retailers Association

Supporting petrol retailers in 2018

Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association talks the price of crude oil and what retailers can be doing to prepare for government legislation on electric vehicles. After a relatively stable year for the petrol industry, 2017 ended in a flurry of headlines announcing a three year high for petrol prices in the UK. Average figures for the nation showed that ...

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Topaz is turning full Circle-K in 2018

Senior director for retail sales and dealer operations at Topaz (Circle-K Ireland) Jonathan Diver looks back on a successful year for the brand and ahead to big changes and ambitious plans in 2018. With over 420 sites throughout Ireland, including 260 operated by independent dealer partners, Topaz’s Jonathan Diver has seen many changes in the company since he joined 15 ...

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SIMI new vehicle registration figures

Steady start for New Year for car sales

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has issued the official 181 new vehicle registration figures for January along with final quarterly review for 2017. Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer can reveal that car sales figures for the month of January show that 181 registrations are down -4.8% (37,125) compared to January 2017 (39,003). Light Commercials are currently up 6.3% ...

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