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WE'VE BEEN BUSY...

 

 

..With roots back to 1881 when the Fox's Cigar Shop was opened on Grafton Street

 

to the start-up of our distribution company and all the various successful

divisions and agencies we have added over the years...

 

Scroll down to discover how Ampersand has evolved...

 

Time flies!


2020

Ampersand add Wild West & Speyside Jerky to their portfolio

Ampersand add Wild West & Speyside Jerky to their portfolio

 

2019

Ampersand appointed exclusive Irish distributor for McWilliams Australian wine agency

Ampersand appointed exclusive Irish distributor for McWilliams Australian wine agency

 

2018

Ampersand add Cleeve's to their growing confectionery portfolio

Ampersand add Cleeve's to their growing confectionery portfolio

 

2018

Ampersand launch Sonas Sweets

Ampersand launch Sonas Sweets

 

2017

The Good Snack Co brand is added to the portfolio

The Good Snack Co brand is added to the portfolio

 

2017

Ampersand add Irish Biltong to their portfolio

Ampersand add Irish Biltong to their portfolio

 

2016

Ampersand score a Golden Hat Trick at the Irish Wine Show Awards 2016-2017

Ampersand score a Golden Hat Trick at the Irish Wine Show Awards 2016-2017

 

2016

Ampersand given the exclusive distribution rights of Love Sweet Confectionery

Ampersand given the exclusive distribution rights of Love Sweet Confectionery

 

2016

Appointed exclusive distributor of Corny Big Cereal Bars

Appointed exclusive distributor of Corny Big Cereal Bars

 

2016

Ampersand add Scratch My Pork to their snack portfolio

Ampersand add Scratch My Pork to their snack portfolio

 

2016

Ampersand become a member of ESMA, Europe's leading distributor organisation for consumer goods

Ampersand become a member of ESMA, Europe's leading distributor organisation for consumer goods

 

2015

Appointed Irish agent for Rioja Vega wines

Appointed Irish agent for Rioja Vega wines

 

2015

Ampersand take home two Gold Star winners at the NOffLa Irish Wine Awards

Ampersand take home two Gold Star winners at the NOffLa Irish Wine Awards

 

2014

Appointed convenience channel partner for P & G brands

Appointed convenience channel partner for P & G brands

 

2015

Ampersand obtain nationwide listings for NJOY electronic cigarette

Ampersand obtain nationwide listings for NJOY electronic cigarette

 

2013

Appointed agent for Republic Technologies brands; Swan Papers, Zig-Zag and OCB

Appointed agent for Republic Technologies brands; Swan Papers, Zig-Zag and OCB

 

2013

Ampersand wins 7 awards at the Irish Wine Show with 2 Gold Star Best of Category Awards

Ampersand wins 7 awards at the Irish Wine Show with 2 Gold Star Best of Category Awards

 

2013

Appointed official distributor of SKYCIG electronic cigarettes now re-branded to BLU by Skycig

Appointed official distributor of SKYCIG electronic cigarettes now re-branded to BLU by Skycig

 

2012

Obtained IMB licence enabling distribution of OTC products

Obtained IMB licence enabling distribution of OTC products

 

2012

First company to launch electronic cigarettes onto the convenience market with Jasper & Jasper

First company to launch electronic cigarettes onto the convenience market with Jasper & Jasper

 

2011

Ampersand were appointed Convenience Channel partner by Beiersdorf for Nivea

Ampersand were appointed Convenience Channel partner by Beiersdorf for Nivea

 

2010

New Consumer Division within Ampersand set-up

New Consumer Division within Ampersand set-up

 

2009

Acquired Villiger Cigar agency

Acquired Villiger Cigar agency

 

2009

Zig Zag Rolling Papers agency added to portfolio

Zig Zag Rolling Papers agency added to portfolio

 

2006

Appointed distributor for Clipper range of lighters

Appointed distributor for Clipper range of lighters

 

2006

New Corporate Image for TDL launched, now known as Ampersand

New Corporate Image for TDL launched, now known as Ampersand

 

1994

Wine Business Unit established in Dublin

Wine Business Unit established in Dublin

 

1970

Premium Cigar Market Leaders in Ireland

Premium Cigar Market Leaders in Ireland

 

1954

Duty Free Market Leaders in Ireland

Duty Free Market Leaders in Ireland

 

1947

Tobacco Distributors Limited (TDL) established in Dublin

Tobacco Distributors Limited (TDL) established in Dublin

 

1881

JJ Fox & Co, specialist retailer of handmade cigars opens on Grafton St in Dublin

JJ Fox & Co, specialist retailer of handmade cigars opens on Grafton St in Dublin

 

 

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