Maxol model store opens in Derry

Derry model Ashleigh Coyle was on hand to help open Maxol’s new Eglinton service station, the first in NI to carry the company’s Moreish offering.

Moreish involves a new deli and café setting offering speciality sandwiches and freshly ground barista coffee.

Located within the Maxol Spar forecourt store, it includes a contemporary seating area, state-of-the-art washrooms, and WiFi.

Maxol plans to bring the Moreish concept to Townparks, Antrim and Scarva Road, Banbridge service stations in the next three months.

Commenting at the official opening, Brian Donaldson, Maxol group general manager said: “With our new service station in Eglinton, we have supported the employment of more than 20 local people and created a key destination point in the North West.

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Alan and Val Rodden, our independent licensees, who are well known and highly regarded in the local area.

“It’s an exciting time in the business as we introduce ‘Moreish – Fresh Food by Maxol’ to Northern Ireland, which we believe will really appeal to consumers offering fresh, high quality food on the go, sourced from local suppliers.”

Mr Donaldson said that by continuing its alliance with the Henderson Group under  the SPAR franchise, Maxol will continue to develop its convenience offering and best meet the needs of consumers who are moving away from the bigger weekly shop.

Val Rodden, licensee of Maxol Eglinton added: “Alan and I are thrilled to be the new licensees. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of such a recognised brand.

“Since opening, we have received great support from the local community and there has been a really positive reaction from customers. The Moreish café has made Maxol Eglinton a real destination point.”

The opening of Maxol Eglinton is part of a £40m investment from Maxol over the last 24 months.