Applegreen to sell M&S food products in five Irish forecourts

Mountgorry in Swords, Co Dublin, will be the first location to stock the products from November

Irish service station chain Applegreen will stock M&S food products at locations across the country in a new partnership with the UK retail giant.

The fuel forecourt retailer said the arrangement will “complement” its current offering and bring M&S food, including salads, sandwiches and dinners, to “a broader Irish customer base”.

Mountgorry in Swords, Co Dublin, will be the first Applegreen location to stock the products from November, followed by Booterstown in South Co Dublin. Three more locations — Celbridge, Co Kildare; Kinsealy, Co Dublin; and the M11 service station in Cullenmore, Co Wicklow — will follow in the first three months of 2023, the companies said in a statement on Wednesday.

Eddie Murphy, M&S trading director for Ireland, said the partnership will expand the retailer’s footprint in Ireland.

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“Applegreen is a fantastic Irish brand, and we are hugely excited to be partnering with them in this market,” he said.

Earlier this week, M&S announced that it has completed its acquisition of UK-based Gist, a temperature-controlled transport firm that has acted as the principal contractor for M&S food for decades, for an initial £145 million (€166 million) consideration.

Ian Curran

Ian Curran is a Business reporter with The Irish Times