Jet used the Forecourt Show 2015 as a platform to launch its new convenience initiative, a concept that will give Jet’s 350-plus dealers access to four bespoke levels of retail support.

To deliver this long-term programme, Jet has entered into a five-year agreement with Spar UK.

Existing Jet dealers and any new sites joining the network will have the choice of four options and can select the support package that best meets their shop needs.

These are:

Symbol Partnership: aimed at larger convenience stores that would like to be part of the Spar brand with multiple retail formats. Dealers can choose from various branding options for both their forecourt and shop. In addition there will be Jet exclusive benefits, savings, and promotions.

Wholesale Convenience: aimed at dealers who would like to be part of the ’Lifestyle Express’ symbol group. As well as benefiting from Jet exclusive rebates, dealers choosing this option will be offered support via retail consultancy from Make More Margin and receive industry updates via Jet’s membership of ACS.

Wholesale: for those dealers that wish to retain their own shop brand but would benefit from a wholesale supply service. Dealers will benefit from Jet exclusive quarterly rebates, along with Jet’s extensive support options via Make More Margin and ACS.

Independent: for dealers that wish to operate their shops independently but could benefit from additional support, such as Make More Margin retail consultancy services, ACS updates and access to Jet exclusive deals, preferred suppliers and industry experts.

Stuart Cufflin, Jet’s transport and retail contracts manager, commented: "Jet’s new convenience initiative has been over a year in development. The retail element of a forecourt has never been more important so we wanted to develop a programme that encompassed a range of retail support packages."