Petrol forecourt stores have become retail destinations in their own right, with 30 per cent of customers not buying fuel.
Market research from Key Note reveals non-fuel sales at the pumps continue to climb year on year, despite falling numbers of petrol stations. Non-fuel shopping accounted for 14.7 per cent of forecourt sales last year and was worth an estimated£3.6 billion.
Key Note reports increasing numbers of sites operated by grocers. They are using forecourts as small-store alternatives, and these accounted for 28 per cent of sales last year.
- Symbol group Londis is looking to recruit new forecourt retailers to trade under the Londis Express fascia.