Applegreen’s journey from Ballyfermot to Long Island

Real change happened when the brand focused on fresh food rather than fuel

20th March, 2016
Applegreen is on the rise say chief executive Bob Etchingham Pic: Feargal Ward

“Twenty years ago if you had told me we would have 200 plus sites I would not have believed you,” said the Applegreen chief executive last week, following annual results that showed its inexorable rise in three countries continues apace.

Revenue rose 15 per cent to €1.08 billion in 2015, a year during which the company’s IPO in June raised €66.3 million. More and more of the company’s gross margin now comes from food,...

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