Retailers turned out in force to attend last month's PRA Live & Local event in the grand setting of Wrest Park Mansion in Bedfordshire, where the headline speaker was Andrew Bonnington, the editorial director for strategic oil markets development at S&P Global Platts.
The reasons shoppers are visiting forecourts have significantly changed over the years, according to Molly Wilmot, new business director at shopper research specialist HIM. She told an audience of forecourt retailers and suppliers at the annual ACS/PRA Forecourt Forum last month, that the company had recently conducted 10,819 interviews with nationally representative samples across eight countries Australia, Russia, Poland, France, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and the UK in order to discover the latest trends that are impacting shopper behaviour in some of the world's leading convenience markets.
As news of the American Dover corporation's third acquisition in a month the purchase of Tokheim ProGauge by its subsidiary OPW was being announced, the second UNITI expo was opening its doors in Stuttgart (June 14-16). According to the organisers, up to 15,000 attendees from 110 countries made their way to this growing, biennial exhibition, which featured some 420 exhibitors from 37 countries, and an increase in floor space from the inaugural event in 2014 of 40%.
The forecourt sector has not been forgotten at this year's National Convenience Show as the Retailer Hub will feature one session dedicated to the industry. Called Taste of the Forecourt, it takes place on Tuesday April 19 at 12.10.
If you're looking for inspiration to pep up your business, then the National Convenience Show (NCS) 2016 is the place for you. From Monday April 18 to Wednesday April 20, halls at Birmingham NEC will be packed with exhibitors showcasing products and services that can help make a convenience business a success.
Three pillars of the retail petroleum industry came together on stage at last month's international IDAC conference in London's Tower Hotel a scenic position alongside Tower Bridge and the River Thames, at which to welcome 250-plus fuel-retailing industry delegates from around the globe. Organised by McClean Communications Ltd, the event dovetailed with ERPEC, the bi-annual gathering of business leaders from Europe's retail petroleum and fuel marketing industries.
Forecourt Trader will be holding a new networking event on the evening of June 2, 2015, to complement the well-established annual Forecourt Forum, organised by the ACS and the PRA, which will be held at the same venue the following day.
Abusy time was had by all at The Forecourt Show 2015, held last month at the NEC Birmingham, and one of the busiest places was the Retailer Hub, where a broad exchange of information took place.
We're just weeks away from one of the biggest events on the forecourt industry's calendar The Forecourt Show 2015. There, you can catch up with the likes of BOSS, Car Wash UK, CFG Nationwide Site Services; CPL Distribution; Fairbanks Environmental, Fast Trak; Gadjet; Glasdon UK; Greenergy; Harvest Retail; Istobal UK; Jet; K9 Clean; Karcher UK; OPW; Pongo UK; Prax Petroleum; RMIF/PRA; Tate Business Group; Tokheim UK; Washtec (UK); and Wayne Fuelling Systems UK.
IDAC 15, a one-off international conference for the retail fuel industry, focusing on forecourt design, construction and technology, is coming to London next month. The two-day event will run alongside ERPEC, the well-established bi-annual gathering of business leaders from Europe's retail petroleum and fuel marketing industries.
You really should try and make time to visit the Forecourt Show at Birmingham's NEC from Monday April 20 to Wednesday 22. That's because it will be full of exhibitors keen to talk to you face-to-face, about your business and how their products and services can help you. You'll be able to have in-depth conversations about the issues that matter to you and give your honest feedback to suppliers.
Got a question about the National Lottery or a query about the impending tobacco display ban? Want to extend your food-to-go offer or start selling e-cigs? The answers to all these queries and many more will be available at the National Convenience Show (NCS), which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from Monday March 24 to Wednesday March 26.
Forecourt and convenience retailers will be welcomed to the NEC, Birmingham this month as both The Forecourt Show and the National Convenience Show open their doors to reveal a comprehensive display of the latest, equipment, products and services in the market.
It's now time to plan your visit to the Forecourt & Fuel Equipment Show 2012 (FFE) so you can fit as much as possible into your day. The show takes place at the Birmingham NEC later this month from March 25-27.
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National convenience show Exhibitors 2012