Topaz (Circle K Ireland) unveils next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives

Topaz (Circle K Ireland) unveils next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz (Circle K Ireland), Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has unveiled its new miles fuel brand in Ireland at an official launch event at its flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road, Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow. In doing so, Topaz also announced an investment of €26m across its network of over 430 service stations over the next four years as part of the continued rollout of its new, superior fuel offering.

The €26m investment will cover implementation of the new miles brand with substantial investment in new pumps, forecourt renovation, and the upgrade and replacement of fuel tanks across the Topaz network in Ireland. The introduction of miles to the Irish market and overall level of investment will serve to build upon Topaz’s position as market leaders and ensure it stays ahead of its competitors.

In Ireland, miles has already been introduced in 90% of service stations, and is on target to be available at all service stations by August 2017.

miles is a next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives designed to take motorists up to 3% further – which can potentially save motorists up to €600 per year at the pump.

With miles, Topaz is currently the only retailer in the Republic of Ireland delivering quality additised fuel across all of its service stations. Its performance has been tested and verified by a third party independent research and development centre. All miles fuels are quality approved by AA Ireland which further confirms miles as a superior quality fuel.

Launched in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2013 by Circle K, the miles fuel brand has enjoyed tremendous success across Europe. It has been introduced in a total of seven countries so far – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland and will soon be available across a total of 2,374 stations Europe-wide.

Niall Anderton, Managing Director, Topaz (Circle K Ireland) spoke at the launch: “The official launch of our miles fuel brand represents a significant milestone in both our own development and expansion, and our integration with Circle K. miles is one of the core offerings of Circle K and we are very confident it will be successful in Ireland. We are very proud of the fact that miles is the only fuel brand in the country offering quality additised fuel to Irish motorists across all our service stations and we expect it to have significant benefits for consumers at the pump”.

“This overall investment of €26 million represents our commitment to delivering the very best quality products, and level of service for the benefit of our customers, in addition to building upon our established position of market leaders.”

Also present at today’s launch in Carlow was Jacob Schram, Group President, European Operations, Circle K who commented, “We are delighted to be here today to celebrate the arrival of miles in the Irish market. miles has enjoyed unprecedented success in other markets across Europe and Irish consumers can rest assured of the quality of this product. In addition to fuel, there is a range of further exciting offerings to come from Circle K across our other core areas of food, coffee and car wash which consumers in Ireland can look forward to and expect the very best from. Overall, we are very much enjoying imparting the expertise of Circle K on the business here in Ireland and coupling this with the exceptional level of industry knowledge in existence here already.”

Topaz recently opened its new flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9, Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow. The opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 resulted in the creation of 115 jobs along with the introduction of three new food court offerings on the busy Dublin to Waterford road.

The innovative forecourt features a robust and varied retail and food court offering, including Topaz’s renowned healthy ‘food on the go’ offer – Re.Store, its latest Mexican street-food concept Cantina and a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as extensive self-service customer refreshment and coffee facilities

About Topaz (Circle K Ireland): 
Topaz, part of the global fuel and convenience store brand Circle K, is the leading fuel and convenience retailer in Ireland. Its retail network is made up of over 430 stations across the island of Ireland. Of these stations, over 160 are owned by Topaz and over 270 are owned by dealers. The company also operates a large commercial fuels business, with over 30 depots and three owned terminals across the country.
About miles

miles is a next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives designed to take motorists up to 3% further. Its performance has been tested and verified by a third party independent research and development centre. All miles fuels are Quality Approved by AA Ireland – which further confirms miles as a superior quality fuel.
The main innovation with miles is a powerful new fuel additive, which can provide better economy on a tank of miles fuel when compared to standard fuels. This innovation comes with direct benefits to motorists; miles can clean and protect engines, enhance engine efficiency and improve reliability, and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

For further information, please contact: 
Dan O’Neill
Teneo PSG
dan.oneill@teneopsg.com
00353 87123 2182

Rachel McFaul
Teneo PSG
rachel.mcfaul@teneopsg.com
00353 85 782 7230

Source: Topaz

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Topaz rolls out Photo-Me ID compliant photobooths across its network

Topaz rolls out Photo-Me ID compliant photobooths across its network

 

Topaz and Photo-Me invest €1m in the rollout of ID compliant photobooths across its network

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-May-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has partnered with Photo-Me to facilitate the rollout of their ID compliant photobooths in Topaz service stations nationwide. The photobooths will allow applicants capture and transfer their Photo-ID straight to the Irish passport office to accompany their online passport renewal application.

With a combined investment of €1m, installation has already been completed in 15 service stations – with plans to increase this to 50 by the end of 2017. Topaz is the first forecourt retailer to partner with Photo-Me and offer this service to its customers.

Photo-Me Ireland has itself invested over €6m in technology and equipment, to become the first company licenced by the Department of Foreign Affairs to capture and handover digital photos as part of the online passport application.

Photo-Me booths provide an unrivalled service to customers who wish to renew their passports with ease – the process in the photobooth takes only three minutes as the user is guided through the simple step-by-step process. The process is the most secure way to ensure the photo is fully compliant and that the image cannot be tampered with in any way.

Once photos are captured and transferred to the passport office, applicants will receive a print out with four images they can use for future ID requirements. Users will also receive a unique code which will allow them to attach their photo to their online passport renewal application. The full list of locations is available on www.topaz.ie

Niall Anderton, Managing Director, Topaz, said of the partnership: “The introduction of Photo-Me booths in Topaz service stations adds yet another dimension to the many services we offer our customers. Topaz is committed to providing the best customer experience for all of those who choose to visit our service stations, and this is just another exciting development for Topaz nationwide.The services provided by Photo-Me booths greatly simplify the process of applying for passport renewal, and we are delighted to provide this convenience for consumers across Ireland.”

Patrick Brennan, Managing Director Photo-Me, said “Photo-Me Ireland is delighted to have agreed a five year licence with Topaz for the placement of our latest technology photobooths that will enable Topaz customers renew their passports as well as print traditional photo IDs. The Topaz network throughout Ireland will ensure we have a photobooth within 5km of 95% of the population at convenient and easy to access locations. We are delighted to be associated with such a trusted brand for this new service.”

Source: Topaz

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Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer opens its new flagship service station in Co. Carlow

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer opens its new flagship service station in Co. Carlow

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has officially opened its new flagship service station at  Junction 5 on the M9, Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow.

The opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 sees 115 jobs created along with the introduction of three new food court offerings on the busy Dublin to Waterford road.

The innovative forecourt features a robust and varied retail and food court offering, including Topaz’s renowned healthy ‘food on the go’ offer – Re.Store, its latest Mexican street-food concept Cantina and a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as extensive self-service customer refreshment and coffee facilities.

Carlow footballer Brendan Murphy and local councillors were on hand to help cut the ribbon and open the new forecourt as well as meet with local Topaz customers as they joined the Easter Family Fun day on site.

Niall Anderton, Managing Director at Topaz commented that “Today marks the official opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 and we are delighted to welcome customers through the doors to experience the broad range of services and quality food offerings available at the state-of-the-art foodcourt. Dublin to Waterford is one of the busiest routes in Ireland and we are excited to launch this full-service station to serve the needs of Irish Motorists as well as the local community of Rathcrogue and its surrounding areas.”

Adrian Crean, Managing Director, McDonald’s: “At McDonald’s we continue to follow a progressive expansion programme and our partnership with Topaz in Carlow, and later this year in Cork, are part of this programme.  I would like to wish Bernard Byrne, our owner-operator in Carlow, and his team the best of luck in their new venture; and to welcome the newest members of the McDonald’s crew aboard.”
The service areas operate 24 hours a day, providing a full range of services to all road users day and night. There are in excess of 140 parking spaces, generous truck parking, charging points for electric vehicles, coach parking, carwash, wifi access, showering and toilet facilities.

There is a large indoor seating area, as well as external picnic and seating areas planned for the summer months.

Source: Topaz

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Ireland: Topaz announces new Motorway Service Areas in Carlow and Fermoy both will feature McDonald’s restaurants; will create 230 new jobs

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has today (20 Feb 2017) announced it will be creating a total of 230 jobs in conjunction with McDonald’s, across two Motorway Service Areas strategically located on the M8 Cork/Dublin Road in Fermoy and the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road at Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow.  Additionally, during the construction phase of both developments a total of 100 jobs will be created across both sites. The Fermoy development will be in direct conjunction with local developer JR Oronco and is due to open in Autumn 2017. Topaz Junction 5, M9, Co. Carlow is due to open in March 2017.

The overall investment in the construction of both of the new state-of-the-art Service Stations will be €14 million which will both feature McDonald’s restaurants, representing a €2 million investment by the restaurant chain and bringing the total investment to €16 million.

The service area will be in well-positioned Motorway locations on the Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Waterford routes, to best serve motorists making the long journey between cities.

The state-of-the-art service areas will feature a robust and varied retail and food court offering, to include Topaz’s renowned healthy ‘food on the go’ offer – Re.Store, its latest Mexican offering Cantina, a McDonald’s restaurant, and extensive self-service customer refreshment facilities. There will be a large indoor seating area, as well as external picnic and seating areas for the summer months.

Once opened, the service areas will be in operation 24 hours a day, providing a full range of services to all road users day and night. There will be in excess of 140 parking spaces at each station, to include generous truck parking, coach parking, and additional facilities such as secure ADR parking.

Niall Anderton MD of Topaz commented: “The Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Waterford routes are two of the busiest routes in Ireland, and we are excited to announce this development of two new full-service stations to serve Irish motorists. The development represents a very significant investment by Topaz, and we are also delighted to be able to bring a large number of jobs to both Cork and Carlow. Featuring our game-changing Re.Store shop and Deli concept along with our Mexican taqueria Cantina, we are continuing to bring an unparalleled customer experience to Irish motorists. Today’s announcement is a key milestone in the continued expansion of our retail network and we have no doubt it will be a tremendous benefit and service to commuters, tourists, locals, and passers-by.”

Nigel McGuire, Director of Property and Supply Chain, McDonald’s: “At McDonald’s we are delighted to be bringing our world-class food offering to drivers along Ireland’s busy motorway network. Our focus is on retail expansion, to meet customer demand in new locations. We are committed to delivering a great experience in every McDonald’s;  our new restaurants will demonstrate our continued innovation to meet changing customer needs and desires, through our menu, dining facilities and our people. ”

This latest investment announcement by Topaz follows a €1.2 million investment in a major site redevelopment at Dublin Port in partnership with Dublin Port Company late last year. In the past 24 months, Topaz has invested €36.1 million in its retail network with investment going towards the development of its Re.Store brand, the upgrade and rebrand of the recently acquired Esso network, and the development of major Topaz sites at City Avenue in Dublin and Ballysimon in Limerick.

Contact:

Topaz Head Office Tel: +353 (0)1 202 8888
Topaz Home Heat: Tel: 1850 250 650
Topaz Fax: +353 (0) 1 282 8320

Source: Topaz

Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz Energy Group Ltd. (“Topaz”) confirms that it has today joined with Alimentation Couche-Tard (“Couche-Tard”). The transaction, which was announced on 2nd December 2015, has been approved by the EU Commission and all final closing requirements have now been completed.

Niall Anderton, formerly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Topaz, has been appointed Managing Director in succession to Emmet O’Neil.  O’Neill stepped down on the completion of the transaction, as was previously announced.

Anderton joined Topaz as CFO a year ago. He has a strong retail background, having held senior executive positions in Primark, O2 and Brown Thomas.

Speaking today, Jørn Madsen, Couche-Tard’s EVP for Central & Eastern Europe and responsible for their business in Ireland said “We are very pleased to have closed the transaction in such a timely manner and are ready to shift our focus to fully integrating Topaz into the Couche-Tard family.  We are particularly pleased that Niall will take over as the leader of our business in Ireland.” He adds “We have been working closely with Niall over the last few months and we are certain that he is the right person to lead Topaz through the next phase of its development.”

Niall Anderton said he was looking forward to an exciting program in the months and years ahead. “It’s a tremendous honor to be given this responsibility. We have a really exciting and ambitious agenda ahead, completing the integration of the Esso business here in Ireland and our integration into the wider Couche-Tard family, while always maintaining our focus on our customers and partners. Couche-Tard is an exceptional company which is committed to becoming the world’s preferred convenience and fuel retailer. I believe its presence in Ireland will bring significant benefits to consumers.  I’m really looking forward to leading this business over the coming years and to meeting all our partners and dealers and, most importantly, our customers.”

About Topaz 
Topaz is the leading convenience and fuel retailer in Ireland, made up of 444 stations across the island of Ireland, including its recently acquired Esso station network. Of these stations, 158 are owned by Topaz and 286 by dealers. The agreement also encompasses a commercial fuels operation, with over 30 depots and two owned terminals.

About Couche-Tard
Couche-Tard is one of the world’s leading convenience and fuel retail businesses. The company has approximately 15,000 sites across its network in North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Baltics and Russia), Asia and the Middle East. Approximately 100,000 people are employed in its network across the world.

Topaz Energy Group Limited,
Topaz House,
Beech Hill,
Clonskeagh,
Dublin 4.

Topaz Head Office Tel: +353 (0)1 202 8888
Topaz Home Heat: Tel: 1850 250 650
Topaz Fax: +353 (0) 1 282 8320

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Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director