Applegreen to invest €117m in New Jersey HQ and highway plazas

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy (right) and Applegreen CEO Bob Etchingham

First two facilities to be revamped are due to be finished before US Independence Day on 4th July

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Irish forecourt retailer Applegreen is set to invest $126 million (€117 million) in the renovation of 21 highway service plazas in New Jersey.

The corporate headquarters for all of Applegreen’s US plazas will also move to the Glen Rock area, north of New York City.

The headquarters move will bring 100 administration and back-office roles to New Jersey, while the renovation of the highway facilities will also lead to the employment of 800 staff “in coming years”.

Applegreen, which operates more than 200 forecourts in its Irish home market, won the concession last summer to operate the New Jersey state highway retail and fuel plaza network.

The first two facilities to be revamped, the Woodrow Wilson and Molly Pitcher sites on the New Jersey Turnpike, are due to be finished before US Independence Day on July 4th.

Applegreen has invested significantly in expanding its US operations in recent years, which include more than 90 major plaza facilities in the northeast.

When ordinary filling stations are included, Applegreen operates 250 separate sites across 18 US states, employing more than 5,000 staff there. It also operates more than 160 sites in the UK.

 

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