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    FOCUS ON CAR WASH AND VALETING: Polished performance

    2024-06-19T09:17:00Z

    Stories abound across the industry about the resurgence in the popularity of car washing and valeting. Dealers have been investing in new kit and reaping the rewards.

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    FOCUS ON SOFT DRINKS: Finding flavour

    2024-06-11T12:16:00Z

    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.

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    FOCUS ON IN-STORE SERVICES: Added extras

    2024-06-05T09:12:00Z

    The services available from forecourts nowadays are ever growing. There is fuel obviously (petrol/diesel/electricity), air and water, a car wash, ATM, a decent convenience store, food to go, customer toilets… and much more.

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    FOCUS ON CRISPS AND SNACKS: Game on

    2024-05-29T09:25:00Z

    If Thierry Henry knocked on your door and asked if you had any Walkers Crisps, what are the chances of you saying yes? Obviously you’d have them in your forecourt shop but what about at home?

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    FOCUS ON RETAIL TECHNOLOGY: Action stations

    2024-05-22T09:59:00Z

    If you want to see retail technology in action, look no further than Madigans Court Spar forecourt on Antrim Road, Belfast, which has invested in technology in a big way, offering customers the option of self-checkouts, using electronic shelf-edge labels and also the Glory cash management closed-loop system.

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    FOCUS ON PUMPS: In full flow?

    2024-05-15T08:56:00Z

    Pumps that are slow to deliver fuel are a pain for punters but they can also be a pain for retailers, as this may well indicate that the pump is coming to the end of its lifespan.

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    FOCUS ON SUMMER SPORT & BARBECUE: It’s all kicking off

    2024-05-08T09:53:00Z

    With UEFA’s Euros ’24 in Germany followed by the Olympic Games in Paris, we can expect some serious sales uplifts as armchair fans cheer their nations on this summer.

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    FOCUS ON PUMPTOP PROMOTIONS: Pump action

    2024-05-01T09:04:00Z

    We all know the value of impulse purchases; eye-catching items that can push spend up and increase your bottom line. But would you ever have imagined that a ‘cat radiator bed’ would be a good impulse seller?

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    FOCUS ON SUMMER ALCOHOL: Are you ready?

    2024-04-24T09:33:00Z

    There was a time when some people sniffed at RTDs (ready to drinks) but they’ve come a long way from their cheap and cheerful beginnings.

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    FOCUS ON INSURANCE: Terms and conditions apply

    2024-04-17T09:14:00Z

    Nobody likes reading pages and pages of Terms and Conditions but when it comes to insurance they can be the difference between being paid out for a claim – or not!

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    FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: Environmental action

    2024-04-10T03:17:00Z

    The word sustainability means different things to different people. One dictionary definition for it is: “The avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance”.

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    FOCUS ON SOFT DRINKS: Thirst class

    2024-04-03T08:33:00Z

    Soft drinks is a massive category for forecourt stores and especially for Forecourt Trader of the Year Best Soft Drinks Outlet 2023 winner, Lynch’s EuroSpar Greysteel in Londonderry.

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    FOCUS ON CHOCOLATE: Loco for cocoa

    2024-03-27T09:53:00Z

    The national press loves a story about ‘shrinkflation’ – you know, products getting smaller but prices going up. The latest, earlier this week, was a story in both the Sun and the Mirror about Wispa bars being ‘half the size, but twice the price’. Cadbury brand owner Mondelez responded by saying reducing the size of its chocolate bars was a last resort in combating rising costs.

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    FOCUS ON VAPING: Forecourt retailers face up to vaping uncertainties and opportunities

    2024-03-25T10:02:00Z

    From April 2025 – Parliamentary approval and a change of government notwithstanding – vaping, one of the most lucrative retail categories for forecourts in recent years, will be subject to a barrage of new regulations. It will mean retailers having to completely rethink how they stock and merchandise the category, not unlike when the ban on displaying tobacco products took effect some years back.

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    FOCUS ON CAR CARE: Artic action

    2024-03-20T08:52:00Z

    A focus on car care has paid off handsomely for Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group (PGG).

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    FOCUS ON FORECOURT MAINTENANCE: Keeping costs under control

    2024-03-13T08:53:00Z

    Despite the presence of a great convenience store or super-fast EV chargers, for many people the main reason they go to a service station is to fill up with petrol or diesel. And for them, nothing is more of a headache than seeing those brightly coloured plastic, out-of-service signs.

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    FOCUS ON FORECOURT SHOW 2024

    2024-03-06T09:16:00Z

    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.

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    FOCUS ON FASCIAS: Group effort

    2024-02-28T08:08:00Z

    Whether it’s because they want a well-known name above their door or the buying power that comes from that name, or the own label that’s offered or the regular promotions – thousands of forecourt retailers choose to be part of a symbol group.

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    FOCUS ON EV CHARGING: Weighing up the options

    2024-02-21T11:35:00Z

    To invest or not to invest in EV charging? That’s the big question for a lot of you at the moment. But what if a third party does the investing for you?

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    FOCUS ON FOOD TO GO: Changing the menu

    2024-02-14T09:55:00Z

    Many of you have been doing food to go for a long, long time. It’s been a big success story that has really put a lot of sites on the map – whether that’s because you’ve got a Greggs and/or a Subway, you’ve decided to do your own thing or you do a really popular meal deal.