• Who is your forecourt idol? Get your nominations in for this year’s Special Recognition Award

  • Forecourt operators warn Labour’s pledge to restore 2030 ICE ban ‘simply won’t work’

  • Green light for forecourts to access DVLA electronic files to tackle drive-off thefts

  • The Kay Group switches 13 more sites to Shell and BP

  • Deadline looms for grant bids to improve lorry driver services

  • Utilities company launches study into expanding hydrogen fuel network

  • EV fire at MFG site

  • RETAILER PROFILE: The Frasers prepare for future without petrol

  • Zuber Issa returns to his roots with £228m acquisition of 34 forecourts

  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BP’s new senior dealer manager on her mission to build resilient businesses



UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 Questions for Wayne Harrand from MPK Garages


Wayne Harrand says that working with his team, who have helped navigate MPK Garages through a period of transition, is the most rewarding part of his job. But they had better not copy him into too many emails, and he might be tempted away if he was offered the top role at Lego!

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FOCUS ON SOFT DRINKS: Finding flavour


When Lilt transitioned into Fanta Pineapple & Grapefruit last year, taking its famous ‘totally tropical taste’ with it, who knew it would be such a hit.


SERVICE CENTRE: PayPoint finally gets the point

2024-06-10T13:16:00+01:00By Jac Roper

In this month’s instalment of Service Centre I contact PayPoint for a Northern Ireland forecourt needing SSE gas cards, and come across a garage in Kirby being threatened with a customer boycott if it continued selling The Sun. 


RETAILER PROFILE: The Frasers prepare for future without petrol


Cousins Nick and Jonathan Fraser are investing in their forecourt shops and valeting, and are on the look out for ‘dry’ locations, as well as acquiring neighbouring land to expand exisiting sites. This is their medium-term plan to futureproof their third generation family business, celebrating its 70th anniversary this September.

Natalie Cattermole

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BP’s new senior dealer manager on her mission to build resilient businesses


Building customer loyalty will be one of the main areas of focus forecourt operators can expect from the leadership of BP’s newly-appointed senior dealer manager, Natalie Cattermole.


MONEY TALK: Who is to say how much profit a retailer should be making on any product and that includes fuel?

2024-06-03T09:30:00+01:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

Another day, another claim about the petrol retailing industry ‘ripping off’ consumers. It’s especially annoying when it comes from an organisation whose own customers, or former customers, have repeatedly bemoaned ever rising prices and falling standards of service over the past 20 or more years, but that’s another story.

  • How can harnessing retail technology enhance the shopper experience?

  • Why forecourt operators need to transition to EV charging without delay

  • How one dynamic pizza company is embracing the forecourt opportunity

  • Soft drinks: the power of stocking the right range

  • How to prepare for EV power complexities

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