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Forecourt Trader

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


PRA urges Chancellor to ensure all ATMs are free to use

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to ensure all ATMs operate as free to use, in a collaborative letter involving the Petrol Retailers' Association.


Texaco boosts funding to frontline charities during Covid-19 outbreak

Valero is donating additional funding to support frontline charities during the current Covid-19 outbreak as part of its commitment to supporting the communities in which it works.


Vital retail role recognised by Secretary of State

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a letter from Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in retail during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.


Shopper loyalty growing as frequency rises, says new research

Shoppers visited fewer different grocery retailers last week, but visited them more frequently, according to Channel Pulse, HIM and MCA Insight’s new weekly measure of shopper and consumer behaviour,


Free webinar on the future of the tobacco category

Forecourt Trader - and its sister brands Convenience Store and The Grocer - is hosting a webinar on the future of the tobacco category, which retailers can watch for free from their own mobile phone or computer.


Police release CCTV after assault at Slough forecourt

Thames Valley Police has this week released a CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to after a man was punched to the ground on a forecourt in Slough.


FTA welcomes decision to postpone clean air zones

The trade body for the logistics industry has welcomed a decision by the government to postpone introduction of Clean Air Zone (CAZs) until 2021.


Spar partners with RVS for NHS Volunteer Responders

Spar in England is to be the first convenience retailer to partner with Royal Voluntary Service on its NHS Volunteer Responders programme.


ACS urges retailers to report unfair price hikes

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched a new campaign this week, calling on convenience store retailers to report those who are attempting to raise prices unfairly and take advantage of consumers during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Sales of new cars crash by 44.4% due to coronavirus lockdown

The UK new car market declined by 44.4% in March, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

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