Service centred


People want much more from a forecourt than fuel and a good convenience offer. They want services too

Londis targets forecourt growth


Earlier this year as Londis announced the celebration of its 60th birthday, we heard how the symbol brand was doing better than ever, following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment. The success had followed its acquisition by the Booker Group in 2015, along with sister brand Budgens.

Pump up your profits


Top 50 Indie the Kay Group has pump-top promotions at every one of its 20 sites. The company’s retail convenience manager, Jacob Francis, says they provide a great opportunity to achieve incremental purchases from customers. DSL supplies the products and has done for around 20 years. Jacob says the range ...

The best of both


A recent visit to the Hammond Group’s stunning Three Elm site in Tonbridge, Kent, filled with Co-op-branded products, prompted further investigation into the Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise.

Symbols of success


While talking about the Londis brand’s 60th birthday earlier this year, Martin Swadling, Londis brand director, revealed that 49% of its retail stores are in the forecourt sector. The estate is a mixture of independent retailers and groups, but a huge chunk belongs to number one Top 50 Indie, MFG.

Nisa launches World Food promotional event

2019-04-12T00:00:00+01:00By John Wood

A new promotional event is being launched for Nisa retailers to help them tap into the popularity of the world food category.

The cable guys


The size of the prize when it comes to the gadgets and gizmos category for forecourt retailers is huge, according to Craig Walker, operations director at Fifo. "Our top stores can turn over up to £1,000 per month in accessories alone," he says.

Pet potential


Today in the UK, 13 million households have a pet. Our pet population includes nine million dogs, eight million cats, 900,000 rabbits, 400,000 snakes and lizards, and 100,000 rats. Most owners will no doubt shop at specialist stores such as Pets at Home or buy their petcare items along with ...

Brand leaders


You’re on a long journey on the motorway, with one eye on the fuel gauge and another on the clock to see whether it’s time for a break. A sign comes up saying ’Services ahead’ but it says M&S Simply Food and McDonald’s and you wanted Waitrose, while the kids ...

product news: new Walkers van sales operation planned

2017-12-15T00:00:00+00:00By John Wood

PepsiCo UK will establish a new van sales operation to deliver Walkers snack products direct to independent retailers, foodservice operators and the licensed trade.