Topaz’s Re.Store wins best ‘Grab and Go Breakfast’ at the 2017 Irish Quality Food Awards for its Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast

Topaz’s Re.Store wins best ‘Grab and Go Breakfast’ at the 2017 Irish Quality Food Awards for its Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast

 

Re.Store Scoops Quality Food Award for its Delicious Breakfast Toast

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Re.store, Topaz (Circle K Ireland)’s healthy ‘food on the go’ concept, has won the award for best ‘Grab and Go Breakfast’ at the 2017 Irish Quality Food Awards for its Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast. The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards are open each year to all retailers, producers and manufacturers that sell product within the Irish market. These awards cast a spotlight on products that offer fine ingredients, great tastes and aromas, beautiful packaging, and amazing value for money.

Re.store offers a wide range of wholesome, artisan food products for its loyal customers to enjoy – everything from the ultimate club sandwiches to pizzas to delicious donuts – catering to all meal times. Their breakfast range reflects this – a delicious range of healthy, wholesome products easily consumed on the go – and includes the winning Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast.

This wholesome breakfast sandwich was created to move the traditional on-the-go Irish breakfast offering closer to current tastes and trends, while keeping Clonakilty Black Pudding at the heart of the ingredients. It is an alternative breakfast option for customers who are looking for an indulgent but convenient breakfast – with high quality ingredients and a brave combination of flavours.
The toasted open sandwich features Clonakilty Black Pudding, streaky bacon, roast mushrooms, scallions and goats cheese with spicy Cajun sauce, all on hearty sourdough loaf. The price point is a reasonable €5.50.

Speaking of the win, Judy Glover, Market Director, Topaz (Circle K Ireland) said ‘Winning an award in the Irish Quality Food Awards for our Clonakilty Black Pudding & Bacon Granary Toast is invaluable for the team here. Since the launch of Re.Store to the Irish market, our retail offering has continued to grow and improve – as a result of our commitment to innovation and superior customer service. We have endeavoured to source the freshest and best ingredients for our food offering, and create exciting and delicious recipes for customers to enjoy on-the-go, so winning big in this category today is very rewarding for all here at Topaz.”

Source: Topaz

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Topaz opens its newest Re.Store in Ballincollig, Co Cork

€25million investment in Ireland’s newest retail convenience concept

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ireland’s leading fuel and convenience retailer, Topaz, has launched its newest Re.Store retail offering in Ballincollig, Co Cork, marking the 100th store opening for Ireland’s most dynamic convenience concept. Cork County footballer and local man Daniel Goulding was guest of honour at the official opening in advance of his upcoming game against Monaghan.

Since its launch in April 2015, the Re.Store concept has truly transformed the landscape of service stations across the country. Offering unprecedented choices in food and coffee to people on the move, Re.Store has brewed 4 million cups of coffee and served over a million sandwiches and wraps to motorists throughout Ireland. At Re.Store coffee is a passion taken very seriously. At sites like Ballincollig expertly-trained baristas hand craft the finest aromatic blends of coffee from freshly ground beans every day to serve the perfect cup of coffee. Customers can relax and recharge with their hot brews and favourite pastry of choice in store where there is complementary Wi-Fi and seating.

Sean Moriarty, Topaz’s Retail Director, was delighted to celebrate the occasion with the local team in Ballincollig: “Almost one year ago, we announced our ambition to revolutionise the forecourt experience and completely redefine our Food & Coffee offer in keeping with the changing dietary habits and needs of our customers. Following an investment of €25 million, today we offer an unparalleled selection of healthy and wholesome food using Irish sourced ingredients combined with an exceptional range of quality coffees across 100 forecourts in Ireland, with plans to continue the rollout over 2016.”

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 opens its newest Re.Store in Ballincollig, Co Cork

Topaz opens its newest Re.Store in Ballincollig, Co Cork

Topaz Re.Store concept won the NACS Insight 2015 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award

​LONDON, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz has won the NACS Insight 2015 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Re.Store convenience forecourt concept. The award, sponsored by Imperial Tobacco Group, was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 11.

With more than 330 locations across the country, Topaz is Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience brand. Topaz opened its Re.Store concept at its Manor Stone Ballacolla forecourt, located at junction 3 on the M8 Dublin to Cork Motorway, in January 2015.

“In an increasing number of markets, convenience and fuel retail stores are our main link to consumers and they play a vital role in helping us build brand equity,” said Ramon Kuijpers, international key accounts manager at Imperial Tobacco Group. “We want to recognize these stores for their professional support and for putting the shopper at the heart of their business in a challenging and competitive environment. Simply put, at the end of the day it all happens on the shop floor and that is why we feel passionately about this award and have sponsored it for the last seven years.”

Competition for this year’s Convenience Retailer of the Year Award was incredibly strong, with nine extraordinary companies – four from Ireland, two from the United Kingdom, and one each from Norway, Switzerland and Argentina – selected by convenience and fuel retailing industry peers as finalists.

“Judging the winner this year was very challenging in such a competitive field. Topaz is looking to redefine convenience retailing with this new format and I genuinely feel it deserves the accolade ‘next generation.’ Thanks to the scale of its recent capital investments, Topaz has not simply built one stunning flagship store; it is rolling it out at considerable pace,” said Dan Munford, managing director of Insight.

Since opening its doors six months ago, food accounts for a significant portion of Re.Store’s sales. Customers can choose from a variety of fresh options such as salads and sandwiches, as well as gluten-free foods and protein-rich porridge pots. The store’s coffee program, complete with trained baristas, is also a key contributor to Re.Store’s bottom line, accounting for one third of coffee sales.

Henry Armour, president and CEO at NACS, said: “Topaz demonstrates that great, nutritious and healthy foods are meeting today’s shopper needs along with traditional convenience store offers. This is a movement taking shape across the globe and we are thrilled that companies such as Topaz are leading the way.”

Since 2009, the NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award has recognized excellence in convenience and forecourt retailing on an international stage and celebrates the best convenience retail formats from around the world. Retailers are judged across key criteria including format innovation, range, people development, customer service initiatives, corporate social responsibility, technology and results.

Now in its second year, the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe (conveniencesummit.com) brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from around the world to discuss new ideas and gain new commercial connections. This year’s event kicked off in Berlin on June 7 and ends on June 12 in London.

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Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,700 stores across the country, posted $696.1 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $482.6 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.