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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


Panic buying and queues develop at forecourts after reports of shortages

There has been panic buying and queues of traffic at forecourts after reports that a number of sites across the country ran out of fuel due to a shortage of tanker drivers.


MPs claim drive to phase out new ICE cars by 2030 is a cause of energy crisis

A group of MP is claiming it predicted the current energy crisis in a recent report, and says one of the contributory factors is the drive to phase out new diesel and petrol cars by 2030.


Chancellor urged to take urgent action to protect consumers access to cash

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has signed an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak alongside a group of organisations collectively representing hundreds of thousands of small businesses and millions of consumers urging him to take urgent action to protect access to cash.


ACS welcomes government consultation on flexible working

A new consultation launched by the government on enhancing flexible working rights and making the right to request flexible working a right from the first day of employment, has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).


Independently owned forecourt in Cheshire sold to a first-time buyer

An independently owned forecourt site in Cheshire has been sold to a first-time buyer by specialist business property advisor Christie & Co.


Strictly star Anton du Beke to host the Forecourt Trader Awards

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke has been announced as the host for next week’s glittering Forecourt Trader Awards night.


Responsible Car Wash Scheme given coverage at prime time on BBC Crimewatch

The Responsible Car Wash Scheme (RCWS), which aims to combat labour exploitation and ensure that hand car washes are law-abiding, was featured in the latest episode of Crimewatch, on BBC One on Monday September 20.


PRA arranges face-to-face Business Breakout event in Newmarket

The PRA has announced plans for a face-to-face Business Breakout event, which will be on Wednesday October 6 in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.


Sewell on the go joins with Hull KR to support local foodbanks

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go and local rugby league team Hull KR are building on their support for local foodbanks with a new initiative at its stores.


Convenience sector feeling squeeze as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

The convenience sector has been feeling the squeeze as consumers have returned to spending more at bigger supermarkets and in the hospitality sector following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Alistair de Kare-Silver 16.00 ...

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