An exclusive contract will see Card Connection supply Irish fuel and convenience brand, Topaz, with its range of greeting cards.

Card Connections’ four Republic of Ireland-based franchise owners will deliver and merchandise the company’s quality range of greeting cards to 120 Topaz forecourts throughout the country.

Andrew Cutler, Sales and Franchise Director at Card Connection, said: “Topaz has redefined the service station experience for Irish consumers in recent years. Topaz is much more than just a fuel retailer and offering Card Connection’s range of almost 1,500 greeting cards will now help to extend the company’s offering within its convenience stores even further.

“Our franchise owners first began the roll-out of Card Connection seasonal stock in time for last Christmas. This was a challenge given the unprecedented weather conditions, but our franchise owners delivered. Despite the difficult economic situation in the region, the greeting card market remains buoyant and we are looking forward to continuing to supply Topaz stores through our strong franchise network and helping the forecourt managers to add new revenue streams through the sale of our products.”

As well as many independent stores, Card Connection franchise owners throughout the UK and Ireland also supply other key national accounts including BP, Costcutter, Londis, Netto, Budgens, Spar and Haldanes.

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