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Saturday 7 December 2019

Circle K Express garage opens its doors on Ross ring road

Owner Donal Kelly with staff members Denise O’Leary, Marie O’Neill and Jane Fitzpatrick
Owner Donal Kelly with staff members Denise O’Leary, Marie O’Neill and Jane Fitzpatrick

Circle K (formerly Topaz Energy) has announced that Knockavilla Service Station, New Ross, has re-branded to Circle K Express, as the roll-out of the new brand in Ireland continues.

The newly re-branded service station hosted a grand opening on Thursday, February 21.

Circle K officially launched in Ireland in 2018, announcing significant investment and job creation in the Irish market as over 420 service stations are being re-branded with all Topaz canopies and Re.Store convenience stores changing to Circle K.

The contract for work on many of the service stations went to Fitzharris Construction Ltd based in New Ross.

Jonathan Diver, Senior Director Retail Sales & Operations Dealers, Circle K Ireland said: 'We are delighted to be launching our newest Circle K location in Ireland. As we continue the roll-out of brand across the country, we want to emphasise that, while we have a new name, it is the same great people working under the Circle K brand. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hard-working staff and management at our newest Wexford Circle K Express service stations, and indeed all our Circle K staff for making our re-brand come to life in local communities.'

Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian company Couche-Tard.

Circle K employs over 125,000 employees globally and has 15,700 stores in over 20 countries worldwide. Part of the global fuel and convenience store brand Circle K, is the leading fuel and convenience retailer in Ireland. With 2,300 employees, its retail network is made up of over 420 stations across the island of Ireland. Of these stations, over 160 are owned by Circle K and over 260 are owned by independent retail partners. The company also operates a large commercial fuels business, with over 20 depots.

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