Just like always, it'll be up to the rest of us to pull together divided we fall! and get on with the day-to-day business of making the best of whatever happens in the future. And you in the service station sector are well practised at that. It's not like you've not experienced uncertainty before. As Susie Tew of the Simon Smith Group says (see News, p4), uncertainty in the markets will create a challenge as the fuel prices will be affected by the exchange rates "but we've had volatility over pricing before, and we'll deal with it again".
She adds that it's important to be on top of your game and keep an eye on what's going on. Well said! Elsewhere there is a generally pragmatic reaction from retailers it's very much business as usual. After all, forecourts are at the heart of daily life, whether it's fuelling the nation's vehicles, feeding motorists, or providing a much-needed range of services for the local community such as the Hockmeyers (see Retail Focus, page 28). Service stations seem better placed than many sectors to ride the storm.
Meanwhile, I'm sure you're probably done with the whole voting thing, but please