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    Lumina Intelligence highlights share of food to go in foodservice sales

    2021-10-13T14:38:00Z

    Food to go is still a substantial part of the out-o- home market, despite a decline as more consumers have moved to on premise drinking and dining, according to the latest quarterly update to the Lumina Intelligence UK Food To Go Market Report 2021.

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    New analysis reinforces CMA warning over postcode lottery for EV charging

    2021-08-23T13:41:00Z

    Analysis from Cornwall Insight has backed up concerns raised last month by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that electric vehicle (EV) charging can be a “postcode lottery” and that some areas are at risk of being left behind.

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    Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey finds impact of Brexit a major concern

    2021-08-11T15:20:00Z

    Staff shortages and challenges around importing/exporting have been the biggest impacts of Brexit to businesses within the grocery retail and hospitality sectors, according to the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey.

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    Convenience shoppers that use delivery spend far more reports Lumina

    2021-08-04T13:57:00Z

    Convenience shoppers who use delivery buy and spend far more than shoppers in store, according to the Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2021.

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    Decarbonising road transport by 2050 is possible, say experts, but policy revamp needed

    2021-07-21T14:24:00Z

    Experts believe decarbonising road transport by 2050 is possible, but current policies do not go far enough to achieve it.

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    Growth in UK convenience retail market forecast to slow this year after surge during pandemic

    2021-07-21T14:23:00Z

    The UK convenience retail market is forecast to grow 0.3% in 2021, to a value of £43.2bn, according to the Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2021.

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    Average weekly value of convenience store shoppers falls sharply during May

    2021-07-12T13:48:00Z

    The average weekly value of convenience store shoppers decreased by 25% during the four weeks ending May 30 this year, according to the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Convenience Tracking Programme.

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    Fewer than one-in-ten forecourt shoppers cite fuel as the main reason for their visit

    2021-04-28T14:13:00Z

    Fewer than one-in-ten forecourt shoppers cite fuel as the main reason for their visit, as the coronavirus pandemic reinforces the importance of the convenience store offering within a forecourt, according to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Forecourt Market Report 2021.

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    Lumina Intelligence report predicts resurgence in food-to-go market in 2021

    2021-04-08T10:59:00Z

    The food-to-go market will see a strong resurgence in 2021, but won’t fully recover to pre-Covid levels until 2024, according to a new report by Lumina Intelligence.

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    ​ COMMENT: Green ambitions – the future of forecourts in the race to 2030

    2021-03-01T15:38:00Z

    As Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pandemic Budget edges closer (March 3) there is considerable debate over how the government will proceed with its mantra to ‘build back better and greener’.

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    COMMENT: The dawn for EVs is near, the time to prepare is now

    2021-02-22T10:37:00Z

    In November, the UK government announced it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030 as part of its 10-point plan for a green ‘industrial revolution’.

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    Fuelling the front-line services

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Petrol filling stations up and down the country have helped to keep the nation’s emergency services working during the coronavirus lockdown, despite facing some major challenges. Keeping sites open has been vital to provide the fuel for emergency service staff to get to work, and to maintain deliveries to hospitals, ...

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    Protection is on hand

    2020-04-07T00:00:00Z

    In just one week, more than 1,000 forecourts globally have taken up Devon-based GripHero’s offer of providing free hand-protection dispensers to protect their customers from the transmission of coronavirus at the fuel pump. GripHero is a hand-protection dispenser which sits on top of each hand pump on the forecourt, so ...

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    Essential service in virus panic

    2020-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Fuel retailers have been identified by the government as one of the keys to keeping emergency personnel mobile, and making the transportation of vital supplies possible, during the coronavirus lockdown. But while the fuel retailing industry has been working flat out to ensure it can operate safely for customers and ...

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    Powering into future mobility

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Fuel cell electric vehicles will be the mainstay of vehicles going forward, according to Jon Hunt, manager of alternative fuels at Toyota. During an enthralling presentation at Forecourt Trader’s inaugural Summit at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield last month, he told delegates that Toyota believes "pure electrification is not ...

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    Moving the goalposts

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    The announcement that the government may bring forward the end of sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2035, or even earlier, has alarmed many stakeholders involved in the automotive industry. The sector has been working towards a target date of 2040 since it was first set ...

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    Riding crest of the wave into 2020

    2020-01-13T00:00:00Z

    After MFG got approval for its huge takeover of MRH in 2018, the market was bracing itself for an even bigger deal in 2019, with Sainsbury bidding to take over Asda to become the UK’s biggest fuel retailer by volume. But while the Competition and Markets Authority was willing to ...

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    Zeroing in with fuels

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    The government made its commitment to electrification of transport clear in its Road to Zero strategy, which it published in July 2018. The document claimed the government remains ’technology neutral’ but then devoted the majority of its pages to highlighting its support for the development of electric vehicles (EVs) and ...

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    EVolving the network

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Shell is planning to be the first fuel retailer in the UK to take out traditional fuels from an operating service station and replace them with an electric vehicle-only charging hub. An application for planning permission for the development on the company’s site in Fulham, west London, was made at ...

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    Speeding ahead

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Sales of electric cars in the UK are currently minuscule compared with their internal combustion engine (ICE) cousins, but the country’s biggest-selling car maker is gearing up for a rapid change in this state of affairs. At the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, Ford announced that it expects the majority ...