Subscribe now to Forecourt Trader Magazine
  • Forecourt Trader

Retail » Exhibitions & events

Making a power point
06 August, 2019

Top 50 Indie Patrick Sewell, managing director of Yorkshire-based Sewell on the go, echoed the feelings of many retailers when he expressed confusion about implementing a future fuels plan at last month's ACS Forecourt Conference in Leicester.

Exhibiting great success
06 May, 2019

Visitors and exhibitors alike were full of praise for this year's Forecourt Show, which took place last month at the Birmingham NEC.

The main attraction
08 April, 2019

With the motor vehicle industry in transition, particularly with the fast-pace development of electric vehicle technology, the Fuelling the Future: On the Road to Zero session at The Forecourt Show should be attended by all forecourt retailer visitors to the event.

Displays that pay
11 March, 2019

If you're looking to make changes to your forecourt perhaps by investing in new equipment or are considering a move to a different fuel brand, then a trip to The Forecourt Show 2019 is a must.

Seismic change ahead
12 November, 2018

The automotive sector is facing a global seismic change, warned Philippa Oldham, head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), at last month's Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum on the next steps for low emissions vehicles. Against the backdrop of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning that we've got just 12 years to get serious about limiting the global temperature rise of 1.5C; and the 'Road to Zero' setting the expectation that at least 50% ideally 70% of UK car sales being zero emission capable by 2030, she said the shift from our traditional internal combustion engines needs to be addressed. The APC was formed in 2013 through a partnership between industry and government, with a target to match-fund £1bn over the course of 10 years to the UK in low-carbon propulsion R&D technology. Its achievement is measured in C02 targets. It's estimated that 26% of UK greenhouse gas emissions come from transport.

On track for the future
08 October, 2018

BP customers in the UK can expect to access BP Chargemaster chargers rolling out at scale on forecourts over the next 12 months, on both company owned and dealer channels. David Newton, chief operating officer at BP Chargemaster told delegates at last month's Forecourt Trader Electric Track Day that the company's aim was to manage the energy transition and changing customer demand by supporting opportunities for customers to reduce their emissions.

Pitching ideas
03 August, 2018

How relevant would forecourt shops be if the site didn't also sell fuel, is one of those questions being pondered by fuel retailers nationwide as the industry stands on the brink of radical change in demand for its core product petrol and diesel.

A show of UNITI
07 June, 2018

Fuels of the future were a key topic at last month's UNITI expo in Stuttgart where exhibitors covering all elements of the forecourt and car wash sector were out in force.

Showing you the way
12 April, 2018

We all know that today's shoppers are savvier than ever keen to shop around for the best price or product so it is imperative that retailers are up to date with all the latest trends to meet those shoppers' needs.

Industry showcase
15 May, 2017

A s the doors closed on last month's Forecourt Show, National Convenience Show, and Farm Shop & Deli Show 2017, it had been another busy year packed full of inspiration, advice and support all under one roof. Both visitor and exhibitor numbers were up on previous years as the industry came together to learn, share and develop all aspects of their businesses across the diverse range of product and services on offer.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?