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...

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

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

Independents' turnover boosted by almost 40% as One Stop franchise builds momentum

Six months since it was officially launched, the One Stop...

News and features

Spar International re-enters India in renewed Max Hypermarkets deal

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

Spar targets younger shoppers with Shop & Win mobile marketing campaign

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

Convenience stores driving growth on Britain's high streets, research by Southampton University finds

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed new research from...

Tech solutions

Liquid Barcodes drives c-store traffic with mobile marketing

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

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

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

Tesco-owned One Stop issues digital vouchers with Eagle Eye

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

Industry events

Essential Insight and NACS diary dates, 2014-5

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

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