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’s ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, proudly announced today that they have raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, predominantly through its ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign.

The ‘Small Change for Big Change’ fundraising campaign is part of an ongoing, three-year charity partnership that will see €400,000 in vital funding raised for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. To date, the provision of 6,250 hours of vital home nursing care to families has been provided through the support of both Topaz staff and customers.

Topaz and Re.Store customers can continue to pledge their support to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation by donating their unwanted, loose Lego bricks in-store, with the ‘LEGO® Exchange’ fundraising drive. Customers can also support the fundraising efforts and be in with a chance to win their local GAA county shirt by donating €2 at their local Topaz or Re.Store throughout the next 4 weeks as part of local fundraising efforts.

Speaking at today’s (27 Jul 2016) announcement, Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation welcomed the fundraising partnership saying:
“I am delighted to be at the Topaz City Avenue site today to celebrate this landmark occasion. The €100,000 that has been raised across the Topaz network already has made a big change in reminding families who have children with severe neurological issues, that they’re not alone and that others care across the country.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the Topaz staff and customers that have given their invaluable support to those in need of a helping hand. Thank you to everyone involved and we are overwhelmed by the significant difference you continue to make’’.

Also speaking at the announcement, MJ Tierney, Brand Manager, Topaz said: “We are delighted to reach this crucial fundraising milestone and lend our ongoing support to a fantastic organisation. Through thousands of euros’ worth of small change, we in fact have made a big change to the families who need it.
Topaz is committed to continuing to do all we can to give our support to families who face incomprehensible challenges. I would sincerely like to thank our staff and our generous customers for their support to date and we ask customers to continue to help us in our efforts for this fantastic organisation.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which was founded in 1997, provides direct funding to families of children up to the age of four years old suffering from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result of brain damage, enabling them to purchase home nursing and respite care.

While parenting for most is about feeding, changing, teething, and wishing for a good night’s sleep, parenting for the families supported by Jack & Jill involves coping with seizures, feeding tubes and pain, alongside medication, physio appointments and hospital visits.

Contact:

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's ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
Topaz’s ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

 

Source: Topaz

Ireland: Competition and Consumer Protection Commission approved Topaz’s purchase of Esso Ireland’s fuels and convenience business in Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Emmet O’Neill, Chief Executive of Topaz Energy Limited (Topaz), has welcomed today’s decision by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to approve the purchase of Esso Ireland’s fuels and convenience business in Ireland.

The deal will see the Esso businesses [Esso Ireland Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ireland ROC Ltd and Esso Ireland Manufacturing Company Ltd] acquired by Topaz Investments Ltd. the parent company of Topaz Energy Limited.

Following the acquisition the Topaz network will extend to 425 service stations; 162 of which will be company owned.  The business will have a presence in every county on the island of Ireland.  Topaz also has market leading home heating and commercial and aviation fuel supply businesses.

Topaz Esso Total
Employee Numbers 1,600 400 2,000
Company Owned Service Stations 127 35 162
Dealer Owned Service Stations 203 60 263
Total 330 95 425

Following the transaction Topaz will have a turnover of approximately €3.5 billion and will employ approximately 2,000 staff.  The company will be one of the top 10 largest companies in Ireland.

Topaz Chief Executive, Emmet O’Neill, said the deal cemented the position of the company in the Irish market; “in just 10 years Topaz has successfully taken on and bought out the Irish retail businesses of three of the largest oil companies in the world (Shell, Statoil and now Esso) to create a truly significant and innovative Irish business and a major Irish employer.  This deal adds real substance to our operations here.  It will bring our employee numbers in Ireland to 2,000 and we believe there is real scope to develop this business further through innovations like our Re.Store convenience stores and our partnership with Rockets in the years ahead.“

The deal will close formally on December 1st.

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

SOURCE: Topaz Energy Group Limited