Maxol investment to create ten new jobs
Forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced a £1.25million investment to upgrade shop facilities in eight of its company-owned service stations across Northern Ireland.
The investment will see Maxol extend its fresh chilled food and convenience offering in conjunction with its symbol partner Spar at each of the stores, while creating ten jobs in the process.
Maxol is also planning to introduce its new Moreish café/deli in two stores along with two Spar Tasty Delis and two Subways.
These will offer customers a wide range of sandwiches, salads, hot & cold meals, and coffee as well as free WiFi.
The eight stores to benefit from the investment will be Scarva Road in Banbridge, Bryansburn in Bangor, Hightrees in Donaghadee, Rosepark in Dondonald, Cherryvalley, Ballyholme in Bangor, Belvoir in Belfast and Tates Avenue in Belfast.
Maxol Group General Manager and CEO in waiting, Brian Donaldson said, “Creating a first class consumer experience has always been a top priority for Maxol. We strive to bring choice, value and freshness to our consumers and this investment will help us and our independent licensees who operate our sites to deliver this.
“Whether shoppers want the convenience of picking up quality ingredients on their way home so they can make a freshly prepared meal or whether they want to stop for refreshments in one of our Moreish cafes, Tasty Delis or Subways, we can provide both and give customers what they want and need in the most modern and welcoming environments.”
Terry Mulkerns, Independent licensee of Scarva Road station added: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Maxol selected our business for investment and for a Moreish cafe. It’s an undertaking that will not only benefit the local community and our much appreciated customers but the local suppliers and stakeholders as well.”
The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of around €650m in 2015.