Steve Fox

MFG’s retail managing director Steve Fox

The Scottish Grocers Federation has announced that Motor Fuel Group, the UK’s largest independent forecourt retailer, has become its latest member.

MGF has around 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, Jet and Murco fuel brands. MFG will also take a place on the federation’s national executive.

MFG’s retail managing director Steve Fox said: “We are delighted to become a member of the SGF and we are looking forward to taking a seat on the board. It’s a real privilege to be invited to join an organisation which does such valuable work in supporting local retailers and communities.”

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema commented: “This is a new and exciting partnership for both SGF and MFG which will enable us to more fully represent the forecourt retailing sector in Scotland.

“Having MFG on board will undoubtedly strengthen and add to the work of the national executive and increase the influence it has across the industry.”

This month Motor Fuel Group has been placed 8th in the league table of Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales in the 19th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100.