Applegreen is set to expand further in the US after agreeing a deal to lease a network of 43 sites in Florida from CrossAmerica Partners (CAP). This transaction is expected to complete, subject to a number of conditions, in the third quarter of this year.

Applegreen chairman Daniel Kitchen said: "We are delighted to build on our existing relationship with CAP given our continued focus on expanding our operations in the US. We believe this transaction provides us with the ability to leverage our operational expertise and enhance the retail offering at these locations.

"It also increases our footprint in the South East following our acquisition of the Brandi Group in South Carolina last October."