Latest Intelligence on Gas Stations and Forecourt Retailers in Europe

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Autogrill and Elior: driving into Germany

Italian retailer Autogrill and French-owned Elior have both announced new tenancy arrangements with the German motorway services provider Tank & Rast. Given that Tank & Rast holds 90% of all German motorway concessions, the partnership will strengthen Autogrill's and Elior's expansion potential in Europe's largest motorway services market.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2009
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Tesco and Comet: plugging the electric fuel gap

Supermarket giant Tesco and UK electricals retailer Comet plan to establish a network of electric car charging points on their London retail sites. Although the current supply of electric vehicles is limited, sector investment and government backing mean that retailers will eventually pose a viable threat to 'big oil' in city locations.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2009
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St1: shaking up the Scandinavian service station market

St1 has revived competition in the Scandinavian service station market with the acquisition of 198 sites. By the end of 2009 Datamonitor predicts that St1 will have a 6% volume share in Sweden and a 4% volume share in Norway, but making further inroads will be tough.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2009
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Rewe: renewed focus on convenience

There have been several recent developments at the convenience arm of German retail group Rewe. The company plans to reposition its neighborhood chain Nahkauf through a new and improved concept and store design. Meanwhile, in Austria, Rewe will expand its chain of Billa stop & shop convenience stores into every Jet petrol station in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2009
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Waitrose: expanding its convenience offer

Waitrose has announced plans to open up to 300 new convenience stores and strengthen its ties with the health and beauty retailer Boots. The two retailers will trial selling each other's ranges, with Waitrose supplying food to Boots and Boots providing Waitrose with a health and wellbeing range. With the convenience market consolidating, the time is right for Waitrose to expand.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009
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Metro Group and BP: Polish launch for loyalty card lends a competitive edge

European retail giant Metro Group has launched its multi-brand Payback loyalty card in Poland. The card will be accepted at Metro's hypermarket chain Real and BP service stations, as well as by other companies. The move is expected to be a success: the loyalty card is attractive to consumers and provides companies with additional insight not available from a single-brand loyalty scheme.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2009
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Billa: grabbing a share of the food-to-go market

Billa, the Rewe-owned supermarket chain, has opened its first Billa Box convenience store in Vienna, Austria, which will offer food and drink to go. The concept will compete directly with existing food-to-go operators, allowing the retailer to capture a new demographic of customers. The originality of the format places Billa at the forefront of the small convenience store market in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2009
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fuelGenie: Tesco and Morrison sites compete for UK fuel card business

Atos Origin's newly launched business fuel card, fuelGenie, will be accepted at Tesco and Morrison-branded stations, which combined represent 8% of the UK's service station network. While the card serves to highlight supermarkets' price competitiveness, it is unlikely to appeal to larger fleets that rely on major transit routes.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2009
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Shell and Waitrose: the beginning of the end for oil-company-branded shops?

Shell is to trial a number of Waitrose 'food-to-go' and convenience products at three of its sites in the UK. While this collaboration may prove to be a success for both companies, it may also serve to devalue both brands. In addition, the emergence of another oil company and supermarket partnership again raises the question about the ability of fuel retailers to compete with their own shop brand.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2009
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Carrefour: consolidating its Italian fascias

As part of its strategy to unite its brands across its entire European network and boost flagging sales in Italy, Carrefour plans to reformat all GS and DiperDi stores in Italy to Carrefour Market and Carrefour Express outlets, respectively. The retailer hopes that the outperformance of the convenience sector and its strong brand will help to lead Carrefour Express to success.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2009

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