Esso has joined the Association of Convenience Stores with its On the Run convenience format. Since launching On the Run in the UK Esso will have over 90 stores by the end of 2007. James Lowman, chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Esso has joined ACS with its On the Run format.

"Convenience retailing within the forecourt sector is expanding hugely, with the convenience and food service offers being the most commercially productive and innovative areas. This is another step forward for ACS and Esso’s membership will strengthen our work representing the convenience sector.”