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The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

How SPAR Parkfoot offers more than fuel

David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world.

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Global trends in convenience retail 2021

Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

A guide to Southeast Asia convenience landscape

We provide an overview of Southeast Asia convenience landscape, identify leading retailers and markets in the region and what this means for suppliers.

UK convenience market 2021

We put the numbers on sector performance in the first half and share our projections for the full-year out-turn plus our five-year forecast to 2026.

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The planned purchase of Asda fuel forecourts by its sister business, forecourt specialist, Euro Garages (EG) has been abandoned, with a formal announcement ending the process made on 18 October. The proposed deal, worth £750m was launched back in February 2021 just as the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, owners of EG completed their acquisition of the Asda supermarket business in partnership with TDR Capital.

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Tesco has opened its first checkout-free store in Central London allowing customers to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout. The rollout of the technology to Tesco High Holborn Express follows a successful trial at Tesco’s Welwyn Garden City Express store which has been in place since 2019.  High Holborn Express has been a cashless store since it opened in 2018. ...
Circle K has retrofitted a store with Standard AI’s autonomous checkout technology in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. The launch follows a successful pilot last year. Our view One of the major benefits of Standard AI’s platform is that it is designed to work without using facial recognition. This will widen the scope of customer adoption, especially those that have data privacy concerns. Biometric a...
7–Eleven has signed a master franchise agreement with Electra Consumer Products Ltd. to develop and operate 7-Eleven stores in Israel.  7-Eleven confirms Israel market entry Speculation first emerged in November 2020, but the retailer has now signed an official agreement. 7-Eleven will support Electra to implement and localise the offer. The shopping experience, food-to-go and variety o...

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