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Ciara Foxton appointed Managing Director of Circle K Ireland

The US forecourt and convenience retailer has grown to 420 sites across the island of Ireland  since entering the market in April 2018

Ciara Foxton will assume the role of Managing Director on 1 January 2024 | Photo credit: Circle K Ireland


Ciara Foxton has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Circle K Ireland, effective 1 January 2024. 

Foxton joined the forecourt and convenience retailer in 2018 and most recently served as Director of Finance & Real Estate. She succeeds Gordon Lawlor who is taking on the role of Managing Director of Circle K Norway. 

Circle K entered Ireland in April 2018 after parent company Alimentation Couche-Tard acquired Irish service station chain Topaz. Circle K Ireland currently operates 420 sites across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Alongside petrol stations, Circle K has an extensive food and coffee range, including bean-to-cup self-serve coffee machines in all stores. 

“We are in a really strong position, and I am eager to build on the progress made in recent years, and further elevate Circle K’s standing as Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer. It is important that we continue to bring innovation to what we do and evolve our offerings across food, coffee, convenience, and fuel, with additional focus on progressing critical areas such as EV charging facilities, and sustainable and alternative fuel initiatives such as HVO and CNG,” Foxton said. 

Founded in Texas in 1951, Alimentation Couche-Tard operates more than 16,000 Circle K stores across 26 markets globally. Alongside Ireland, Circle K has stores in Norway, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. 

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