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100 more Mace stores

IRISH-OWNED convenience brand Mace plans to add 100 new stores to its network over the next three years. The company is eyeing up a 20pc increase in retail turnover at the group.

Managing director of BWG Foods – operators of Mace – Willie O'Byrne said Mace is now the fastest growing brand in Irish convenience retailing – opening 28 new stores in 2012.

"Our partnership with Maxol has seen the Mace group establish itself as Ireland's largest forecourt symbol brand, and our next phase of growth will focus on working with both partners and suppliers to firmly cement Mace in a leadership position in Irish retailing," Mr O'Byrne said.

Mace is Ireland's oldest convenience brand, having opened its first store in 1960. It currently has 240 stores in the country.