Latest Intelligence on Convenience Stores, Neighborhood Stores and Gas Stations in Europe

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The rise of the international fuel card

International fuel cards are the future, and are already eating into the domestic share of the market. To remain competitive, companies that only have domestic fuel cards should look to partner with similar firms or join up with an existing major player.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Nov 2012
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Morrisons must pick up the pace as like-for-like trading drops back

Morrisons has been left behind in the race for food & grocery market share with its continued relaxed approach to both multi-channel and convenience expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2012
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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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Mobile payments in Russia take another step forward but hurdles remain

Smart card manufacturer Giesecke & Devrient and Sitronics Smart Technologies are partnering with Russia's largest mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems, and Russia's second largest oil company, Lukoil, to launch contactless mobile payments systems at petrol stations, highlighting the growing inroads the sector is making in the Russian market.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2011
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Europe: unmanned service station numbers are set to increase out to 2013

A decline in petrol and diesel sales coupled with a desire to reduce costs is forcing Europe's fuel retailers to convert more service stations into unmanned sites. By 2013, one in 10 service stations across Europe will have no staff at the forecourt, leaving motorists to pay for their fuel using automated payment technology.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2011
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Ahold: AH To Go will need to differentiate itself to succeed in its new German market

Dutch grocer Ahold plans to open its AH To Go format in Germany in 2012. The retailer is targeting busy transport hubs and will compete with other emerging food-to-go players, including Rewe. However, the extremely saturated market will give Ahold little room for maneuver, and it will therefore have to prove that it has the innovative edge required to thrive in such a competitive market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2011
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Tesco: attracting more small business motorists through KeyFuels tie up

Tesco is to accept KeyFuels fuel cards across its UK network of service stations. The partnership will help KeyFuels attract company cars and van fleets, while Tesco will benefit from an increase in custom at its forecourts. It could also pave the way for oil company fuel cards to partner with supermarkets in order to grow their acceptance and fuel volume share of the lucrative fuel cards market.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2011
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BP: tackling inconsistency across its dealer network

BP is offering a new convenience store fascia to its independent dealers in a bid to develop a consistent brand and shop offer across its entire company-branded retail network in the UK. The new dealer offer, BP Essentials, should help the company raise the profile of its overall convenience retail business while also strengthening its relationship with its dealers.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2011
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Ecotricity attempts to boost electric vehicles by providing "range anxiety" cure

Ecotricity and Welcome Break Services have installed the first electric vehicle charging points at a UK motorway rest stop. Within the next 18 months all 27 Welcome Break service stations will be equipped with both slow and fast chargers, free of use to those who register. The extension of charging points beyond urban areas could propel electric vehicles into the mainstream.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2011
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Carlsberg: new PET pack targets impulse sales

Carlsberg UK is to re-package Carlsberg Export in 500ml PET bottles in an exclusive launch for Sainsbury's Local stores. The company has identified untapped potential in chilled beer and is looking to build impulse sales. With technical problems relating to the packaging now having been addressed, Carlsberg is seeking to attract more casual buyers while retaining its premium status.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2011

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