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Forecourt Trader (Magazine)

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. 

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James Bush Commercial Manager Tel: +44 (0)1293 610337 Email: 

Latest industry news from Forecourt Trader (Magazine)


Maxol announces £1m roll-out of 'Freshly Chopped' healthy food franchise

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced it is to roll out Freshly Chopped, the rapidly growing healthy fast-food franchise across more of its service stations in Northern Ireland, following its successful launch at Maxol A26 Tannaghmore in May. The roll-out represents a £1 million investment.


PRA calls for clarity on definition of 'large retailers', following Queen's speech

The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement during yesterday's Queen's speech, that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charging points, in order to drive the development of electric cars.


Applegreen promotes internal candidate to finance chief

Applegreen has announced the promotion of Niall Dolan to chief financial officer effective from July 1.


£9,000 in cash stolen from Northumberland service station

Northumbria Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Blyth on Monday, June 12.


Sewell on the go donates water to local half marathon

Top 50 Indie and Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go has donated thousands of pounds worth of bottled water to ensure runners remain hydrated during the Humber Bridge Half Marathon.


Staff member hurt during robbery in Bristol

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of staff was hurt during a robbery at a service station in Hotwells, in Bristol.


New service station opens after investment in Ballymena

A new petrol station and convenience store has opened outside Ballymena, in Northern Ireland, creating 16 jobs. The six figure investment was part supported by Danske Bank.


Euro Garages buys pub site in Birmingham for redevelopment

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has bought a pub in Birmingham in a deal brokered by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.


Euro Garages parent in deal to buy 1,176 Italian service stations

Euro Garages’ parent company, Intervias Group, has reached an agreement with Esso Italiana – an ExxonMobil company – for the purchase of 1,176 Esso-branded service stations, located in several Italian regions.


Big four supermarkets cut up to 2ppl off petrol and diesel

The big four supermarkets have all announced cuts of up to 2ppl in the price of unleaded petrol and diesel.

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