Dunnes Stores, main competitor to Tesco in the IR£6bn Irish grocery market, seems to be gearing up for expansion into the c-store sector. The company has dropped a broad hint of its future intentions by registering a new entity, called Better Value Conveniently Yours Ltd. Trade sources believe it plans to convert a number of existing stores, especially older and smaller premises, into convenience outlets, as well as establishing new ones under the Conveniently Yours' logo. Dunnes already operates two c-stores in Dublin. They remain open later than regular supermarkets and are reported to be very successful. {{NEWS }}

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