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Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit to reveal speakers

The world-class roster of speakers featuring in the most exciting retailing conference of the year will soon be revealed, according to the event’s organisers. Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit will inspire and motivate the local industry when it takes place in the Clayton on Burlington Road, Dublin, on September 6. The day-long event follows on from the successful Ireland’s Forecourt & ...

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Business to benefit from LCC acquisition

Cheaper bills could be on the way for local businesses after Cookstown-based energy firm, LCC, acquired the Cloghan Point oil terminal near Carrickfergus. The multi-million pound acquisition will see LCC, which owns the GO forecourt brand, invest £15 million in the facility to accommodate larger tankers of up to 120,000 tonnes’ capacity. Currently, most tankers docking in Irish ports are ...

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Musgrave MarketPlace raise over €43k for Simon Community

Musgrave MarketPlace stores across Ireland raised over €43,000 last year for their charity partner, the Simon Community. The Simon Community provides much-needed services to over 8,300 people across the country, such as providing housing with support, specialist health services, emergency accommodation and rough sleeper outreach teams. In 2016, all ten Musgrave MarketPlace stores participated in national fundraising initiatives, including coffee ...

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State aid package needed to mitigate Brexit – Ibec

The CEO of a major Irish business group has called for a state aid package for Irish business to mitigate the “risk of a divisive, damaging Brexit divorce”. Responding to the triggering of Article 50 by the UK on Wednesday, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said the UK was “crashing out of the EU without a new trade deal or transitional ...

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€100k Cantina opens at Thomond Park

Cantina, the authentic Mexican street food experience by Topaz, has opened just opposite Thomond Park in Co Limerick. The store involved a €100,000 investment and the creation of six new jobs, and the opening was attended by Alan Quinlan, Munster Rugby legend and Cantina brand ambassador. Cantina Thomond Park is the fourth outlet to open and the first outside Dublin. The ...

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Applegreen ambition still strong

As Applegreen opened its latest motorway monolith on the way to Lisburn, Joe Barrett told Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer the company is not short on ambition Applegreen’s 2016 was huge. Along with adding a wealth of new dealerships, strengthening its hold in England and developing its presence in the US, the company managed to stop the traffic on opening ...

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Suresite added as latest Awards sponsor

Card services specialist Suresite has joined as one of the official sponsors of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards. The high-profile company is sponsoring the Training Initiative of the Year category at this year’s awards, which take place on September 6, 2017. Suresite is a UK-based card services and risk management company with over 20 years of experience. The Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards is a ...

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Irish grocery spending among best in Europe

Irish grocery spending has increased year-on-year for the seventh consecutive quarter, making it one of the most improved in Europe. The level of spend on Irish grocery increased 2.1% in the last three months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. The 2.1% rise was based on a 1.5% increase in the volume of groceries purchased and a 0.6% ...

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Applegreen ‘success story’ continues in Mullingar and Irishtown

Two leading independent retailers have switched to the Applegreen brand, and tell Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer of their pride in joining an ‘Irish success story’ Two popular forecourt owners believe the Applegreen success story continues in Mullingar and Irishtown, and speak with warmth about their new relationship with the innovative forecourt retail brand. Noel McIntyre, owner of McIntyre’s Spar Service ...

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Freshii enjoying healthy growth

Freshii Ireland master franchise holder Dave O’Donoghue speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer about the exciting new concept that’s energising the market Freshii is one of the fastest-growing food-to-go brands in the world, serving a healthy and customizable menu built around fresh ingredients. Since opening its first store in the US in 2005, Freshii has grown to over 300 ...

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Smooch added as 2017 awards sponsor

Popular Irish ice-cream brand Smooch is now official sponsor of the Forecourt of the Year Category 2 Award at the 2017 Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards. Smooch, an ice-cream brand owned and operated by the Dairyglen company, has become a firm favourite throughout Ireland, and has proven to be a big hit on forecourts and convenience stores. The Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards ...

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Top Oil unveiled as 2017/18 fuel sponsors of Sligo Rovers FC

Irish fuel supplier Top Oil is continuing its sponsorship of Sligo Rovers FC as official fuel sponsor. The two-year sponsorship agreement was announced at a launch event attended by Sligo Rovers FC team stars Raffaelle Cretaro and Michael Schlingermann. The partnership will see Top Oil get behind the ‘Bit O’Red’ team as they battle it out in the SSE Airtricity ...

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