Coffee Republic, the coffee shop chain that last year was acquired by Arab Investments, is to sell its coffee via machines in Shell petrol stations. The agreement will see the machines installed at 450 forecourts within the next 12 months. The development comes after the operator has unveiled a new look store and just over a year since it was bought out of administration. It hopes that the automated machines will bring Coffee Republic’s coffee, which is roasted in Italy before being imported, to a wider audience.