Q&A: BP's Joanne Hayward on why food is the future of forecourt retail

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As news emerges that BP is rolling out a fresh, made-to-order food pilot across its stores, vice president of convenience Europe Joanne Hayward talks to Retail Week about these new Wild Bean Cafe pilots, the transition to electric vehicles, and how BP is growing its convenience offer.

Having rolled out two pilots of its new Wild Bean Cafe made-to-order, food-to-go offering last year, BP is rolling out a further 10 pilots across the UK in the coming weeks as it aims to bolster its convenience offering. The forecourt giant is planning to invest around $15bn (£11.8bn) globally in convenience and EV charging in the next seven years.


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