Applegreen continues estate expansion & announces new food offer

Major petrol forecourt retailer in the Ireland, Applegreen will report today at its AGM that the firm has had a positive start to the year with trading volumes up in all categories of the business, particularly food.

Applegreen continues to enjoy good growth in UK food sales amid a tough competitive landscape. Overall the trading performance of the business for the first four months of the year has been in line with the Board's expectations.

Since 31 December 2015, the group has added 17 sites to the estate. In Ireland, three new Petrol Filling Stations (PFS) and two new Service Areas were added, including one which was converted from a former PFS site. It also added six dealer sites.

In the UK, four new PFS were opened so far in 2016 and two Service Areas. This includes the latest Motorway Service Area in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on the M1, seven miles south of Belfast. The pipeline of new PFS continues to be strong in both the Republic of Ireland and particularly in the UK.

Applegreen has also announced an addition to the suite of food offers in the form of Freshii, a Canadian concept, which provides fresh and nutritious meal choices that appeals to people on the go. The first Applegreen Freshii outlet will open in June in our Lusk MSA heading north on the M1 out of Dublin.