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Domino’s sees store openings hit by franchisee dispute as profits fall

Domino’s Pizza has posted falling annual profits and admitted store openings will be hit this year amid an escalating row with its franchisees. The pizza delivery company said that, while its pipeline of new stores is set to hold firm in 2019, the actual number of openings is likely to be lower given “ongoing franchisee discussions”. The news came as ...

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fuelgood PowerPlus

Applegreen rollout new premium unleaded and diesel fuel in Louth

Fuelgood PowerPlus is now available at Applegreen; Dundalk and Castlebellingham North and South Applegreen has announced the launch of fuelgood PowerPlus, Applegreen’s most advanced, premium fuel to date. This new fuel uses a more concentrated additive that cleans up a vehicle’s engine as it drives, restoring the car to a ‘like new’ condition by reducing the deposit build up and enabling ...

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Just Eat revenue jumps as company targets £1bn sales

Just Eat has reported a jump in annual revenue and profit as the online food firm targets £1 billion in sales this year for the first time. The group saw revenue grow 43% in 2018 to £779.5 million, boosted by strong growth in the UK and Canada. Underlying earnings rose 6% to £173.9 million in the year to December 31, ...

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Gala Special Olympics

A Gala special moment: Football legend Niall Quinn talks sport with Team Ireland

Special Olympics footballers met with football legend Niall Quinn ahead of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games sponsored by Gala. Quinn joined the team on Friday to celebrate Special Olympics’ partnership with Gala Retail. Gala, one of Ireland’s leading convenience Groups, is not only an official sponsor for Team Ireland but has also supported the Special Olympics programme for ...

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Mount Charles invests £75m in new contracts in 12 months

Mount Charles, Ireland’s leading independent foodservice and support services company, has announced signing new contracts worth a combined contract value of £75 million pounds in the last 12 months This latest tranche of wins contributed to a boost for 2017/8 turnover by 20% to £40m, marking over a decade of growth for the company. The new contracts in Northern Ireland ...

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Irish consumer sentiment falls rapidly

Irish consumer sentiment fell sharply in February on a notably poorer outlook for the Irish economy and jobs that translated into poorer household income prospects. The KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index fell to 86.5 in February from 98.8 in January. While some pull-back in sentiment in February was not entirely surprising, the scale of decline was unexpected. The 12.3 point ...

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Electric car sales rise by 542% in Ireland

Electric car sales rise by 542% in first two months of 2019, according to new research Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new electric car registrations for the month of February have shown a significant increase with 330 registered in comparison to just 72 in the same month last ...

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Gala Retail

Lucky Gala car winners all ‘geared’ up for a great 2019

It’s been a prosperous start to 2019 for three lucky Gala customers, who won the top prizes of three 181 Toyota Aygo cars, courtesy of Gala Retail. The cars were the top prizes in Gala Retail’s biggest ever ‘Gala Gifts’ promotion, which gave Gala customers the chance to win one of three Toyota Aygo cars and 150,000 instant prizes when they spent ...

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Top Oil

Heading for success in 2019 with Top Oil, a trusted fuel partner

Dealer Johnny Brady tells IF&CR why Top Oil switching to Top Oil was the best move he could have made. 2018 has been a year of various challenges for many forecourt and convenience retailers across the island of Ireland, with uncertainties over Brexit and how it will affect trade creating concern. However, for Johnny Brady, the future looks bright following ...

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Irish grocery market off to a strong start in 2019

The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 January.  Despite shoppers tightening the purse strings, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show a strong start to 2019 as New Year’s resolutions shaped shopping baskets. Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “While families ...

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Centra to open 25 new stores and create 375 jobs

One of Ireland’s leading convenience retailers, Centra, has registered a new record after hitting sales of €1.63 billion in 2018. The convenience retailer plans to build on this momentum by opening 25 new stores across the country this year, as well as refreshing 80 stores, as part of a €35 million investment, which will see 375 jobs added to the Centra ...

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Maxol customers raise €62,000 for charity Aware

€62,000 has been raised by Maxol’s customers on the run up to Christmas for charity Aware. The latest figure brings the total funds raised by Maxol to €120,000 for 2018. Getting onboard with Maxol’s ROSA coffee charity campaign meant that a 10-cent donation was made for every purchase of Maxol’s exclusive ROSA coffee, as well as tea and other hot drinks, ...

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