Latest Intelligence on Convenience Stores, Neighborhood Stores and Gas Stations in United Kingdom

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A tough Christmas beckons for retailers, but the worst may already be over

There is no doubt that 2005 has been a dreadful year on the high street and as the festive season approaches, most retailers are extremely cautious about their prospects. However, while the economic news has been highly discouraging for those retailers awaiting an upturn in their fortunes, according to retail specialists Verdict there may soon be light at the end of the tunnel ...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2005
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Alpha Airports: takeover heralds further consolidation

Alpha Airports has approved a GBP193.6 million takeover by Italy's Autogrill. Autogrill's proposed purchase of Alpha Airports follows a week of activity, which has seen fast-food operator Autogrill building up its stake in the UK-based airline services firm. The move will provide Alpha with necessary scale on a global level to compete in the fast-growing and consolidating airport services market.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2007
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Are UK consumers fully convinced by forecourt shops?

Given the rising top-up shopping trend, the UK's convenience retail industry is expanding rapidly. However, fuel retailers have not been able to fully exploit the opportunity, and their efforts thus far have been inadequate in changing consumers' unfavorable perceptions of forecourt shops.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2011
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Asda: casting a wider Netto

Asda's GBP778 million acquisition of Netto's UK chain has the potential to provide an essential boost to the supermarket, which has shown the weakest performance of the Big Four grocers in 2010 thus far. In particular, this acquisition will help Asda to significantly expand its portfolio of smaller stores in an effort to exploit the rapidly growing convenience market.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jun 2010
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Boots: going back for seconds in the convenience food sector?

Following the announcement of its partnership with Walgreens earlier in June, it has been confirmed that Boots has been in talks with Irish retail and wholesale group Musgrave, which runs the Budgens and Londis symbol groups in the UK. This news comes after Boots and Waitrose decided to end their partnership earlier this year, which is currently being phased out.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2012
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BP and Marks & Spencer: trialing the format for dealers

Oil company BP is to test its Marks and Spencer franchise format with selected independent dealers. Given the success of Marks and Spencer in BP's Connect stations and the importance of brand image to dealers, this development should be seen as positive for BP.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Oct 2008
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BP and Texaco: payment card deal offers greater coverage to fleet customers

BP has struck a deal with Texaco that will allow all BP Plus card holders to refuel at 1,061 Texaco branded sites in the UK. Similarly, Texaco's fuel card will now be accepted at all 1,200 BP branded sites. The deal represents an 11% and 12% increase in network coverage for BP and Texaco, respectively, and highlights an attempt by both companies to offer better value to their card holders.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

BP forecourt concepts: food and drinks go healthy

UK oil major BP has re-launched its Wild Bean Cafe food and drink range. BP's move is in response to the evolving trends of consumers, who increasingly do not want to sacrifice health for convenience and indulgence. BP is attempting to adapt to these trends and, given the extent to which consumer tastes are changing, it is likely that more oil companies will follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2007
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BP/Marks & Spencer: forecourt tie-up lucrative, but niche

M&S has announced that it is accelerating the development of its Simply Food store format in the UK and it is likely that further expansion on BP petrol stations sites will be part of this. The two have launched a unique forecourt joint venture model which, while suitable when dealing with a niche food retailer such as M&S, is unlikely to appeal to other convenience retailers and oil companies.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2006
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BP/Marks & Spencer: top marks

BP has announced plans to join forces with Marks & Spencer to pilot eight Simply Food stores on the forecourt from Autumn 2005. While at first glance M&S's upscale food proposition may seem an unlikely fit with fuel sales, Simply Food has been a major success in the UK c-store space, and its arrival on the forecourt is a logical move.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2005

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