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Forecourt Trader is the major source of information for the petrol-retailing sector. Targeted at independent retailers, all those connected to the industry seek it out for its strong mix of news, industry and retailer profiles, as well as scheduled features and regular columns that cover all categories of a service station operation at length, on both the forecourt and shop side of the business.

Projects such as the annual Fuel Market Review, Top 50 Independents, and the prestigious Forecourt Trader Awards are major landmarks throughout the year. In addition The Forecourt Show runs every alternate year.

Three email newsletters each week keep registered readers up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry, as well as providing the latest news on products, promotions, equipment and business services. 

Key Contacts

Merril Boulton Editor Tel: +44 (0)1293 610219 Email: 

Tim Shepley Commercial Manager Tel: +44 (0)1293 610337 Email: 

Customer Enquiries For general enquiries, please contact Tel: +44 (0) 800 276 1313 Email: 

Latest industry news from Forecourt Trader


Maxol’s Newbridge site wins Best of Best store award at European event

Maxol Newbridge in the irish Republic has been awarded the inaugural Best of the Best Store award at the 2021 NACS European Convenience Retail Awards.


NFRN warns increasing national minimum wage will harm smaller retailers

The Federation of Independent retailers (NFRN) says increasing the national minimum wage will seriously harm smaller businesses looking to recover from financial difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Essar Oil (UK) appoints Tim Bullock as independent non-executive director

Essar Oil (UK) Limited (EOUK), which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port, has appointed Tim Bullock as independent non-executive director.


Burglars steal £4,000 worth of cigarettes from Leicestershire service station

Officers from Leicestershire Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a service station on the A1.


CMA gives green light to takeover of Asda by Issa brothers and TDR Capital

The takeover of Asda by EG Group founders and joint CEOs Mohsin and Zuber Issa, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital, has been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).


EV battery maker takes step closer to developing manfacturing facility in UK

A British EV battery company aiming to develop a gigaplant to manufacture batteries in Northumberland has signed a deal to develop technology with multinational battery component-maker Entek.


Essar invests in ‘landmark development’ site close to major road project in Preston

Essar has exchanged contracts with Valley House Properties Limited (VHPL) to acquire a long-term interest in the redevelopment of Lea Gate Service Station.


BP confirms 292-site rollout of food-waste app Too Good to Go

BP has become the latest forecourt operator to complete a nationwide rollout with food waste app, Too Good To Go.


​Texaco launches fuel-saving app

Texaco has launched an app to help its customers make savings on fuel purchases. Plus the addition of a digital Star Rewards card to customers’ phone wallets means they will never miss out on their Star Rewards Points.


Maxol completes £80k site refurb in Co Derry

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has completed an extensive refurbishment of its Eglinton Service Station in Co Derry/Londonderry with a total investment of £80,000.

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