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The Forecourt Show, at the Birmingham NEC from April 29 to May 1, is the industry’s ‘must-attend’ event

If you’re looking for a new fuel supplier or want advice on investing in valeting equipment. If you’re looking for a cutting-edge security solution or help on extending the lifespan of your forecourt assets. Or if you want advice regarding the thorny issue of fuel pricing, then the Forecourt Show is the place to go.

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from April 29 to May 1, this is the industry’s ‘must-attend’ event for anyone who is serious about forecourt retailing.

Oil companies and fuel suppliers at the Show include BP, Essar, Greenergy, Harvest Energy, Jet, Murco and Shell.

Essar (stand J40) says that with direct access to its parent company EET Fuels’ Stanlow refinery, it can offer conventional fuel supply agreements, unique lease operating deals and guaranteed fixed incomes for its contract managers.

With more than 25 supply locations nationwide, Greenergy International (J20) says it is uniquely placed to meet the needs of independent dealerships. Greenergy’s supply offer combines reliable fuel supply with the strength of the Esso brand including Synergy fuel grades, the Nectar loyalty programme and a range of support services. Visit the stand at The Forecourt Show to find out about Greenergy’s in-house haulage operation, Greenergy Flexigrid, which operates 24/7 across the UK as well as its 24/7 customer care team and dedicated territory managers.

Murco (M30) says its fuel supply offer – price-matching, margin or Platts based, strong brand image and delivery flexibility have always been recognised in the forecourt sector. Plus it has the support and fuel buying power of MFG, the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator.

Meanwhile, Harvest Energy (K161) has a growing number of company-owned fuel stations with value-added services, including convenience retail and fast food. It also holds the branded UK licencing agreement for TotalEnergies.

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Fuel pricing is always in the news, especially with the spotlight on improved transparency for drivers. Edge Petrol (M60) says it is reimagining fuel pricing, bringing real-time data to forecourt operators’ fingertips and helping them to set the optimal price for their fuel.

Obviously there is a major energy transition taking place whether that’s electric, HVO or hydrogen. Adler & Allan (K60) says all these new energy solutions come with their own environmental risks but it can help forecourts retailers manage those risks as their strategic energy transition partner.

Adler & Allen says its help organisations maintain and transform their energy infrastructure by designing, installing, inspecting, maintaining, certifying, decommissioning and future-proofing, so that they can comply, maintain operational capability, protect revenue, innovate and build the energy future, while hitting their ESG capabilities.

Crime is a big issue across the whole retail sector so if it’s a security solution you’re after then BigBrother International BV (G60) can help via its Watch-it system. BigBrother claims it is the world’s smartest security technology platform and it is used on a daily basis in more than 7,500 locations across Europe.

Meanwhile Vars Technology (E31) offers forecourts a state-of-the-art drive-off reduction tool. The company says it has so far saved its clients in excess of £5m in both prevented drive offs and recovered fuel.

Petroassist UK (J29) is a forecourt specialist contractor with more than 50 years ‘experience in the oil industry. It supplies, installs and maintains a broad range of forecourt equipment including fuel pumps, payment and control solutions, tank gauges, car wash and other ancillary equipment. With more than 68 multi-skilled field service engineers, it offers a broad range of services nationwide.

With more forecourts investing in valeting equipment, the Washtec stand (L20) should be worth a visit. Payment solutions are key to a good car wash service and PSD Codax (J30) says its mission is to help car wash operators build successful businesses through advanced control, payment and management solutions.

Drivers are obviously keen to keep their cars clean but keeping their hands clean is important to which is why GripHero (M08) has had such great success with its ATEX Safety-Glove system. The patented anti-static safety-glove dispensers eliminate both benzene contamination and the static risks for fuel customers at the pumps, which in turn protects the forecourt’s insurance cover. GripHero says forecourts that use its glove system also report increases in follow-on shop sales – by as much as 10% – as a direct result of drivers keeping their hands clean while they refuel.

For more information go to https://www.forecourtshow.co.uk/exhibitors-2024#/exhibitors/NCS logo

National Convenience Show

Your ticket to The Forecourt Show also gives you access to William Reed’s other co-located shows: the National Convenience Show, Food & Drink Expo, The Restaurant Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show.

This means you have access to hundreds of shop suppliers and FMCG brands too. Big names across the Shows include Areon Scents (M39), Barista Bar (P40), Booker Wholesale (M100), Boost Drinks (N101), Britvic (M130, K119, S118, S40), CBE Software (G91), Christie & Co (N69), Diageo (Q141), DSL Group (Q30), Elf Bar/Lost Mary (C70), Ferrero (J110), Gadjet (N119), Grenade (Q41), Henderson Technology (N21), Hovis (M71), Innocent (Q18), InPost (G70), Kind Snacks (S140), Madic UK (M20), Mondelēz (S41), Müller (S149), Nisa (S120), Republic Technologies (D60), Rollover (Q121), Spar (Q40), Stone Willy’s Kitchen (J111), and Morrisons Daily (M90).

In a first for this year, National Convenience Show will host the Retailers’ Den, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their product to a panel of convenience store experts in the ultimate convenience test. You can try the products for yourself on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday May 1 at 2.15pm.

For more information go to https://www.nationalconvenienceshow.co.uk/exhibitors-2024#/exhibitors/

The future of forecourt convenience

Across the three days of the shows, the Convenience Store and Forecourt Trader Stage will play host to some of the most respected professionals across the sector, including Jo Hayward, vice president convenience Europe of BP; Ian Taylor, retail director Spar UK; Toddington Harper, CEO of Gridserve; and Andy Perry, vice president of convenience, Asda. Dissecting and debating the industry’s most pressing questions, expect insight and guidance from our expert panellists.

Key highlights of the schedule’s programme include:

• The Convenience Shopper: Who, what, where, when, why… Monday April 29, 11am

• Asda Express: Expanding in convenience, Monday April 29, 22.30pm

• BP: The future of forecourt convenience, Tuesday April 30, 11.30am

• Making the most of the forecourt opportunity, Tuesday April 30, 12.15pm

• Crime in convenience: A £125m issue, Wednesday May 1, 10.30am

• Innovation in convenience: The retailers causing a stir, Wednesday May 1, 12.30pm

See the full line up of sessions and speakers here: https://www.forecourtshow.co.uk/sessions-2024#/seminars/

Register for your free pass today: https://the-forecourt-show-2024.reg.buzz/