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    Fuel Market Review 2023 – resilience despite intense pressures


    Hard work and adaptability are continuing to pay off for the fuel retailing sector, according to Forecourt Trader’s latest Fuel Market Review.

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    HGV drivers deserve better, says Logistics UK, following national parking survey


    Commercial drivers are being ignored when it comes to their right to use proper hygiene and rest facilities while working, according to business group Logistics UK. 

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    Positive outlook for Top 50 Indies as latest listing revealed


    The Top 50 Indies continue to expand and thrive, as the challenges of the past two years and the emerging transition to electric vehicles has failed to dent their positive outlook, according to the latest listing of the UK’s biggest independent retailers.

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    More shoppers visit c-stores as spend increases, says latest Lumina data


    The proportion of shoppers visiting convenience stores has increased, with planned top-up being the main mission, according to the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Convenience Tracking Programme.

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    Top indie retailers reveal positive outlook despite uncertainty over alternative fuels


    The majority of the biggest independent forecourt operators describe the current trading environment as positive, despite being uncertain about the future of alternative fuels, according to the latest research by Lumina Intelligence, revealed at this week’s Top 50 Indies dinner.

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    A decade to recoup cost of EV purchase is putting motorists off making the switch, says Which?


    Motorists are being put off switching from petrol to electric vehicles by the upfront costs, according to Which? research, as new analysis from the consumer champion reveals it could take drivers up to a decade to recoup their extra initial outlay.

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    One-in-five convenience purchases made in HFSS-restricted locations


    Nearly 20% of products purchased within convenience stores are picked up from areas that face HFSS restrictions, according to the Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2021. 

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    Delivery service potential for convenience stores, revealed by HIM & MCA Insight report


    Seven in 10 consumers plan on using convenience store delivery services more in the future, however over half admit that they are unaware of its availability to them, according to the new HIM & MCA Insight UK On Demand Convenience Market Report 2020.

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    Investing to grow


    The UK’s biggest independent fuel retailers were out in force last month at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield at the official dinner to launch the publication of Forecourt Trader’s latest listing of the UK’s biggest independent dealers. Highlights from the listing were revealed by managing director of Forecourt Trader, ...

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    Major brands fuel growth


    It has been a good 12 months for the dealer sector in the UK. All the fuel suppliers are fighting for dealer business with even the major brands seemingly happy to brand the small- to medium-size dealer sites they have largely ignored in the past. Oil companies have also been ...

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    Change for the better


    This year the top-level numbers would suggest that the forecourt sector has been fairly quiet over the past 12 months with the number of open sites being only three fewer than last year. However, you only need to scratch the surface to see that there have been a lot of ...

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    Essential roadside services


    New research from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has shown the essential contribution that the UK’s petrol forecourts make to the economy, to working people and to communities. The 2017 Forecourt Report highlights the continuing evolution of forecourts as both retailers and service providers, with stores often leading the ...

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    FUEL MARKET REVIEW: Dealers taking over


    Continuing on from last year’s Fuel Market Review all the signs continue to be positive for the retail forecourt sector in the UK. There are more vehicles on the UK’s roads, retail fuel volumes have grown, there has been a lot of investment over the past 12 months and the ...

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    New fuel for growth


    One of the most striking trends highlighted by HIM’s report is the decline in the importance of fuel to forecourts, with the proportion of customers who buy only fuel falling from 52% in 2011 to 37% in 2014, and 13% of shoppers at forecourt stores don’t even have a car.Blake ...

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    Reversing the trend


    In 1966 when England last won the World Cup there were close to 40,000 open forecourts in the UK. The numbers have declined every single year since then and the question a few years ago was "how low will we go?" Experian Catalist has been actively monitoring the numbers since ...