This issue published September 2014.

Retail Vision: Retailer Roundtable episode 3: leading forecourt operators discuss fuel and the future of transportation

Fuel is always going to be an important category for Applegreen because it's a footfall driver, says Michael O'Loughlin, managing director Petrogas Group UK. However, the category is continuing to come under pressure and fuel margins will decline, he says. In the UK, supermarket activity will push margins down. "To build our house on the fuel margin is probably not a very stable place to be. We need to diversify our offer," he maintains. READ MORE

DCC Energy to acquire Esso SAF's unmanned and motorway retail petrol stations in France

DCC, the international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, has reached agreement in principle with Esso Société Anonyme... READ MORE

Alimentation Couche-Tard has no plans to buy minority stake in Sinopec

Canadian retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard says it has no plans to buy a minority stake in China's Sinopec Sales. In a... READ MORE

Applegreen expands network in existing markets and opens first service station in USA

Applegreen, Ireland's largest independent forecourt retailer, part of Petrogas Global, is expanding its network in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the... READ MORE

Spar South Africa to take majority stake in Ireland's BWG Group

Spar South Africa is buying an 80% stake in BWG...READ MORE

Investment in IT and increased productivity drives sales for Scottish c-store operator

Continued investment in technology, increased productivity and improving operating cost...READ MORE

News and features

Spar International re-enters India in renewed Max Hypermarkets deal

Spar International and Max Hypermarkets have announced a new partnership...READ MORE

Spar targets younger shoppers with Shop & Win mobile marketing campaign

Spar, the UK's leading symbol store group, is launching its...READ MORE

Tech solutions

Liquid Barcodes drives c-store traffic with mobile marketing

Liquid Barcodes (//, a company focusing on mobile marketing which...READ MORE

To centralise or not to centralise pricing: that is the question

By Ian Thompson, senior vice president of strategy at Kalibrate...READ MORE

Tesco-owned One Stop issues digital vouchers with Eagle Eye

Tesco-owned convenience chain, One Stop, is introducing Eagle Eye Solution's...READ MORE

Industry events

Essential Insight and NACS diary dates, 2014-5

Pre-NACS Show study tour 1-4 October 2014 Pennsylvania For...READ MORE

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