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Topaz is a forecourt operator formed after a takeover of Shell and Statoil's operations in Ireland, which followed the Corrib gas controversy.
They privately developed one service area at Cashel, and have now won the contract to operate three more - however this has been contested by rival firms.
For the former Roadchef brand, see reStore (Roadchef).
Their largest filling stations have the forecourt shop branded Re.Store. This doubles up as both the filling station pay point, and a deli and café. It usually has a separate entrance for customers not purchasing fuel. It is currently being phased out in favour of Circle K.
In 2016, Topaz was purchased by Couche-Tard, the owner of Circle K, an American convenience store and fuel brand. The CEO of the brand has confirmed that by the end of 2017, all coffee machines at all Topaz sites will be rebranded as own-branded Simply Great Coffee, and that by the end of 2018, the Miles fuel brand and Circle K convenience store offer will hold a significant portion of the Irish forecourt sector. Overall, all 430 sites will be branded.
LocationsTopaz operate at the following motorway services:
- Ballacolla (M8) - which they own outright
- Cashel (M8) - which they own outright
- Kill (N7)
- Moneygall (M7)
The following services are likely to be operated entirely by Topaz:
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