Forecourt retailing accounts for a large slice of business in the Uk, find out what they are doing & how they are innovating to keep the sector alive
Independent petrol forecourt and convenience retail operator Euro Garages (United Kingdom) and EFR (Benelux and France) have joined forces to become a European leader in the petrol forecourt retail sector. The combination of both companies is perfectly placed for further
FreshStop, the fastest growing convenience retail brand in South Africa with 227 stores in its national network, has introduced three new lines to its in-house fast food brands and uptake has been extremely positive. The new concepts, Hooked On Fish,
FreshStop, the fastest growing 24-hour convenience store retail brand in South Africa, is shaking things up for Eastern Cape community residents with the opening of its 230th national store on Thursday, 18 August 2016 at Durban Road, Northcrest in Mthatha.
Fuel brand JET has signed long-term supply contracts with two sites owned by Blakemore Retail, the largest independent convenience store operator in the UK.
With more than 5,000 employees and 295 Spar stores located across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail forms
MPK Garages, a leading independent operator of UK forecourts, has received a £14m funding package to pursue its ambitious growth plans. With the investment, the business plans to acquire additional forecourts and refresh parts of its existing estate to capitalise
After some serious negotiations and a well-executed pilot, Welcome Break has signed a three-year contract to adopt the Fairbanks service.
Helen Rounce, the forecourt operations manager for Welcome Break, had previously been using an alternative wetstock management provider, however, having sampled
The Bristol office of leading specialist business agents, Christie & Co has sold Farleigh Service Station in Bath on behalf of Anthony Ball and his sister Suzanne Rawlinson.
Ball’s grandfather, Gordon Ball originally bought the forecourt in 1927 and the family
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
Independent petrol station owner and operators, HKS Holdings, has completed the acquisition of Leicestershire based Brobot Group. This, after the recent purchase of seven Shell sites, means the group has acquired 30 filling stations in three months, taking the total
BrightSign, LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced that its players are powering a network of nearly 400 screens in Shell garage forecourts throughout Turkey, and are being rolled out to over 1000 locations
Motorway services group Westmorland has rolled out BCP’s market leading Accord Momentum EPoS solution to its newly acquired Cairn Lodge motorway services operation in Scotland in order to gain the cost and efficiency benefits the system is already delivering in other areas of
Paying for your fuel is about to get faster and easier with a UK market-first partnership between Shell and PayPal. They have today announced an innovative new service that plans to let customers pay for their fuel using just their
Blakemore Trade Partners reports it is going from strength to strength with retailer recruitment and has welcomed three new multiple-site forecourt retailers to its estate since August. Between them, forecourt retailers Raj Odedra, Lawrence Wells and Christian Watts have re-launched nine stores
Eight out of 10 retailers say they would consider a standalone shop-within-a-shop approach to drive footfall for their business, according to a poll carried out by Retail’s Best, the new concept in events that took place on 26 November at
Blakemore Retail has opened a new, purpose-built petrol forecourt store in Louth, Lincolnshire. The store, situated on the Fairfield Industrial Estate, is the first of Blakemore Retail’s sites to combine a Spar convenience offer with both Greggs and Subway franchises,
Sainsbury’s has announced the UK’s first supermarket forecourt hydrogen dispenser will be located at its Hendon store by the end of the year. Working with a global leader in hydrogen infrastructure, Air Products, the new dispenser will join a network
Maverik, an innovative US convenience store chain with over 250 locations across 10 Western states, has signed an agreement to license software from Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) to improve its data-driven decision-making across merchandising, pricing, marketing, operations, and capital investments. Maverik will
HKS Retail, a leading operator of filling stations and convenience stores nationally, has embarked on a joint venture with Spar and Blakemore Trade Partners. On 8 August 2014 HKS Retail launched its first Spar forecourt store on Ashby Road in Ibstock,
Fairbanks, a global provider of wetstock management solutions, and Tokheim, a leading supplier of fuel retail solutions, have entered into a partnership with Inform Information Systems (IIS), a global provider of fuels pricing software solutions. The collaboration is intended to
North West forecourt operator The Kay Group has agreed a roll-out programme with food retail energy reduction specialists, Enviroglow. After a successful three month trial at one of its sites in Blackburn, Lancashire, the forecourt group has committed to running
Rutter’s, the central Pennsylvania convenience store chain, has launched the holiday gift-giving season by offering cents-off-per-gallon rewards on other retailer gift cards purchased at any of the chain’s 58 locations. According to the retailer, the fuel savings will add up quickly
South African retail giants, Food Lover’s Market and FreshStop, are leveraging their retail sales success with the national roll-out of digital signage in their stores. In line with international trends and the proven increase in sales turnover for retailers who
Fairbanks, an industry leader in world class wetstock management, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new website this summer, fairbanksglobal.com A key feature of the website is an innovative customer web portal. Gareth Jenkins, business account manager,
Spar UK has opened its first branded forecourt store, in Pickering, North Yorkshire. Spar UK and Harvest Energy revealed the branded forecourt concept, which is designed to help convenience retailers compete against the multiples and major oil companies, in April
Fairbanks, an industry leader in world class wetstock management, has launched a new website, fairbanksglobal.com. The new website is claimed to be completely customer focused, enabling new and existing customers to access useful resources, articles and guides on everything from