High Noon

One of High Noon Stores’ former outlets

Motor Fuel Group has bought a service station from collapsed independent retailer High Noon Stores.

The forecourt operator has acquired Symonds Yat service station for an undisclosed fee from the stricken group, which ceased trading at the end of 2016.

The deal takes MFG’s portfolio to 406 properties.

“This site has great potential due to its location, size and range of services offered,” said MFG chief operating officer Jeremy Clarke.

“We are going to rebrand the station to Shell and look forward to growing the potential of this valuable asset to our network.”

High Noon Stores had operated 15 convenience stores and forecourts across the South West of England and South Wales, but fell into administration at the end of 2016.

Euro Garages bought eight sites last month, with administrators at High Noon Stores, Smith & Williamson, saying five were handed back to lease owners Brecon Properties One.