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    Investing to grow

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s biggest independent fuel retailers were out in force last month at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield at the official dinner to launch the publication of Forecourt Trader’s latest listing of the UK’s biggest independent dealers. Highlights from the listing were revealed by managing director of Forecourt Trader, ...

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    Major brands fuel growth

    2019-06-07T00:00:00Z

    It has been a good 12 months for the dealer sector in the UK. All the fuel suppliers are fighting for dealer business with even the major brands seemingly happy to brand the small- to medium-size dealer sites they have largely ignored in the past. Oil companies have also been ...

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    Change for the better

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    This year the top-level numbers would suggest that the forecourt sector has been fairly quiet over the past 12 months with the number of open sites being only three fewer than last year. However, you only need to scratch the surface to see that there have been a lot of ...

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    Essential roadside services

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    New research from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has shown the essential contribution that the UK’s petrol forecourts make to the economy, to working people and to communities. The 2017 Forecourt Report highlights the continuing evolution of forecourts as both retailers and service providers, with stores often leading ...

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    FUEL MARKET REVIEW: Dealers taking over

    2015-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Continuing on from last year’s Fuel Market Review all the signs continue to be positive for the retail forecourt sector in the UK. There are more vehicles on the UK’s roads, retail fuel volumes have grown, there has been a lot of investment over the past 12 months and ...

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    New fuel for growth

    2014-07-12T00:00:00Z

    One of the most striking trends highlighted by HIM’s report is the decline in the importance of fuel to forecourts, with the proportion of customers who buy only fuel falling from 52% in 2011 to 37% in 2014, and 13% of shoppers at forecourt stores don’t even have a car. ...

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    Reversing the trend

    2014-06-09T00:00:00Z

    In 1966 when England last won the World Cup there were close to 40,000 open forecourts in the UK. The numbers have declined every single year since then and the question a few years ago was "how low will we go?" Experian Catalist has been actively monitoring the numbers ...