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


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.


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


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

2021-03-01T15:38:00+00:00By Daniel Cook, partner and Mark Frostick, senior associate, Rapleys

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

2021-02-22T10:37:00+00:00By Oliver Shaw, CEO, Kalibrate

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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SHOP TALK: Share the love… you know you want to

2021-02-08T13:03:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

With the lockdown still underway, and many people on furlough or working from home, everyone seems to be looking for some reason for a little cheer. This month, we have Valentine’s Day, and even the die-hard non-romantics among us might well get their heads turned for a chance of a little extra love in their lives.

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ANALYSIS: Electric shock - how will the ban on new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 affect the forecourt sector, and can it be achieved?


In one sense it came as no surprise when the UK government finally confirmed its decision to ban the sale of new cars and vans with internal combustion engines (ICEs) from 2030 (although some hybrids have until 2035). 

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Three cheers for forecourt retailers: Tracy West, retail commentator

2020-11-23T15:54:00+00:00By Tracy West

Three cheers for the forecourt retailers who have really gone out of their way to help customers during the lockdowns. Of course, many are simply doing the things that they’ve always done but have found a whole new audience thanks to more people shopping locally.

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PRA safety warning over EV charger plan


As pressure grows to ban sales of new internal combustion engine and hybrid cars by 2030, the PRA has injected a note of realism about EV chargers on forecourts. 

Fuelling the front-line services


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, ...

Protection is on hand


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.