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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


Welcome Break applies for consent to develop Applegreen PFS into trunk road service area

Welcome Break has applied for planning permission to redevelop a filling station as a trunk road service area on the A1 near Pontefract.


Spar retailers open filling station in Belfast following £3m investment

Spar retailers Gavan and Helen Wall have opened Landscape Filling Station on the Crumlin Road in Belfast, after a £3m investment.


Sales recover some of volume lost since Covid advice to work at home if possible

Average daily fuel sales picked up last week, increasing by 12% compared with the previous week, but have not made up all the volume lost since the most recent Covid recommendation to work at home if possible, which was cancelled yesterday.


Government pledges significant funding to support development of EV battery gigafactory

The government has pledged substantial funding to support Britishvolt, the company planning to build a manufacturing plant for electric vehicle (EV) batteries in Blyth, Northumberland.


Organised crime gang used car wash business as cover for smuggling cocaine

Five members of an organised crime gang who used a car wash business as cover for smuggling cocaine into the South West have been jailed for a combined total of 40 years and 11 months.


CBE makes key management appointments following the retirement of CEO Sean Kenna

Retail IT company CBE had made key management appointments following the retirement of Sean Kenna from the position of CEO.


Andrews Garage in Notting Hill Gate is the latest recruit for Murco

Andrews Garage in Ladbroke Grove, West London, is the latest dealer to sign a five-year fuel supply deal with Murco.


PRA criticises proposals to increase charges for motorists using London’s roads

Proposals to increase charges for motorists using London’s roads have been criticised by the PRA.


BP appoints Tracey Clements to lead mobility and convenience in Europe

BP has announced the appointment of Tracey Clements to senior vice president, mobility & convenience Europe from 1 March.


ACS launches campaign to promote awareness of Challenge25

A campaign to boost awareness of Challenge25 among consumers and support colleagues in local shops selling age restricted products has been launched by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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