All Applegreen articles – Page 2

  • Applegreen issues challenge on motorway fuel prices
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    Applegreen issues challenge on motorway fuel prices

    2019-08-09T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen appears to be extending its low fuel price proposition to its Welcome Break estate with the introduction of a fuel brand from its Irish operation and a pledge to offer the “lowest motorway fuel prices”. Welcome Break has launched the fuel brand called Fuelgood, which is currently only ...

  • Applegreen buys a stake in 23 US service stations
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    Applegreen buys a stake in 23 US service stations

    2019-08-07T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has struck a deal to acquire a 40% holding in 23 service stations in Connecticut, in the US. The company is part of a consortium that has agreed to takeover CT Service Plazas, the owner of the sites, which are located on three high-traffic routes that are the ...

  • Applegreen moves into US mid-west with 46 new sites
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    Applegreen moves into US mid-west with 46 new sites

    2019-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has made its first major acquisition in the mid-west of the US. The company has agreed a 10-year lease for 46 petrol filling stations with convenience stores in the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, with a significant number of the sites concentrated in and close to the ...

  • Applegreen exploring new opportunities in the US
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    Applegreen exploring new opportunities in the US

    2019-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen is continuing to explore new opportunities in the US, its chairman, Daniel Kitchen, has told shareholders at its AGM. Giving an update for the first five months of 2019, he said: “The US business is performing well and we continue to explore new opportunities in this market.” Last year ...

  • Gang of robbers raid Applegreen site in Hampshire
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    Gang of robbers raid Applegreen site in Hampshire

    2019-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Officers from Hampshire Police are investigating after a gang robbed a forecourt in West End, east of Southampton. At about 4.30am on Monday 20 May a group of around five or six men carrying metal objects forced entry to the Applegreen Service Station on Swaythling Road. A member of staff ...

  • Applegreen UK wins award for online recruitment
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    Applegreen UK wins award for online recruitment

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen UK and Blue Octopus, an online recruitment specialist, have won an award at the 15th annual Onrec Annual Online Recruitment Awards. The ceremony celebrates innovation and achievements within the online sector of the recruitment industry. Applegreen, along with partners Blue Octopus received the win for “Innovative Use of Social ...

  • Applegreen increases turnover to €2.0bn
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    Applegreen increases turnover to €2.0bn

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen plc has announced group revenue increased by 41% to €2.0bn for the year ended 31 December 2018. Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) increased by 46% to €58.1m in 2018, compared with €39.8m in 2017. Excluding the Welcome Break acquisition, Applegreen’s adjusted EBITDA increased by ...

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    Applegreen completes Welcome Break deal

    2018-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has completed the transaction which makes it the second largest motorway service area operator in the UK. In a Stock Exchange announcement on November 1, it confirmed it had completed the deal which gives it a 50.01% controlling stake in Welcome Break. The current Welcome Break CEO, Robbie ...

  • Applegreen launches festive promotion
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    Applegreen launches festive promotion

    2018-11-30T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has launched an innovative Christmas promotion in Eire and Northern Ireland, centred on its seasonal hot beverage cups. The company is asking customers to post a selfie of them with the Christmas cup for a chance to win a €50/£50 gift card, always welcome at this time of ...

  • Applegreen completes takeover of Welcome Break
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    Applegreen completes takeover of Welcome Break

    2018-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has completed the transaction which makes it the second largest motorway service area (MSA) operator in the UK. In a Stock Exchange announcement it confirmed it had completed the deal it agreed at the beginning of August, which means it has a 50.01% controlling stake in Welcome Break. The ...

  • Applegreen shareholders give go ahead for Welcome Break deal
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    Applegreen shareholders give go ahead for Welcome Break deal

    2018-10-26T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen’s shareholders have approved its acquisition of a controlling stake in motorway service area (MSA) operator Welcome Break, and the company anticipates the transaction will complete on or around 31 October. The deal was approved at an EGM which also gave the green light to a share placing to part ...

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    Applegreen share offer

    2018-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has raised 175m (£156m) through a share placing with existing and new institutions to part-fund the acquisition of a majority stake in Welcome Break. In the announcement revealing the new funding, the company said the share offer was "significantly oversubscribed". The new shares represent 23.9% of the company’s share ...

  • Applegreen share placing raises £156m for Welcome Break deal
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    Applegreen share placing raises £156m for Welcome Break deal

    2018-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen has raised €175m (£156m) through a share placing with existing and new institutions to part fund the acquisition of a majority stake in the motorway service area operator Welcome Break. In the announcement revealing the new funding the company said the share offer was “significantly oversubscribed”. The ...

  • Applegreen gearing up for “transformational” growth in UK
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    Applegreen gearing up for “transformational” growth in UK

    2018-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen achieved sharply increased turnover and profits in the six months ended 30 June 2018, and is gearing up for major expansion in the UK. Its interim results show group revenue increased by 27% to €854.9m, compared with the same period a year earlier, and adjusted ...

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    Applegreen ups UK stake with Welcome Break bid

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen is set to increase its stake in the UK market with the acquisition of a majority stake in motorway service area (MSA) operator Welcome Break, in a 361.8m (£321m) deal. The deal will make Applegreen one of the big three MSA operators in Britain, and ...

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    Applegreen switches to full recyclable coffee cups

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environmental credentials by switching to using fully recyclable paper cups across its estate. Applegreen is using the reCUP, which is made by CupPrint. These cups use EarthCoating, a fully recyclable lining engineered to be processed easily through traditional paper recycling equipment, which ...

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    Applegreen switches to fully recyclable paper cup across estate

    2018-08-22T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environment credentials by switching to using a fully recyclable paper cup across its estate. Applegreen is using the reCUP recyclable paper cup, which is made by cup manufacturer CupPrint. The new recylable cups use EarthCoating, a fully recyclable lining engineered to be processed ...

  • Applegreen adds to estate in US with acquisition of seven sites
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    Applegreen adds to estate in US with acquisition of seven sites

    2018-08-15T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen’s US arm has bought seven forecourt sites with S-Mart branded convenience stores in South Carolina, and a wholesale fuels distribution business, from Carolina Convenience Corporation. The S-Mart stores offer BP- and Exxon-branded fuel as well as a full array of convenience merchandise, and one of the stores is ...

  • Applegreen agrees deal to take over Welcome Break
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    Applegreen agrees deal to take over Welcome Break

    2018-08-02T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen is set to increase its stake in the UK market with the acquisition of a majority stake in motorway service area (MSA) operator Welcome Break, in a €361.8m (£321m) deal. The deal will make Applegreen one of the big three MSA operators in Britain, and ...

  • Applegreen UK joins BOSS’s Payment Watch service
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    Applegreen UK joins BOSS’s Payment Watch service

    2018-07-27T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen UK, which has more than 100 sites in the UK, has joined BOSS, The British Oil Security Syndicate. Adrian Grimes, head of UK operations at Applegreen, said: “We’ve looked carefully at various options and decided to join BOSS to take advantage of its Payment Watch ...