ACS: Forecourt Conference 2019

Taking place today (11th July) this year’s Forecourt Conference heard from a number of industry experts about fuel retailing, changing consumer demand, policy developments and the future of the sector.

The first session, Future of Fuels, discussed the technological developments happening in the sector globally, exploring the move towards electric and alternative fuels and the implications that this has on forecourts and fuel retailing.

Each session included a panel, chaired by ACS chief executive James Lowman, which saw retailers and suppliers ask the experts about the future of the fuel market and what the changing landscape means for fuel retailers.

The second session, Forecourt Shopper, focused on how customers shopping in forecourts are changing and the ways in which retailers can take practical steps to meet consumer demand in their stores. This session looked at how demand for different products and services, such as food to go, has increased and

how retailers can adapt their offer to stay relevant and attuned to shoppers.

Speakers from the day include:

  • Dale France, Strategy Analyst, BP Retail
  • Tom Callow, Director of Comms and Strategy, BP Chargemaster
  • James Spencer, Managing Director, Portland Group
  • Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, ACS
  • Val Kirillovs, Research and Insights Director, HIM
  • Gary Pothecary, Commercial Controller, Urban Eat
  • Paul Dobson, Head of Wholesale and Convenience and Franchise, Morrisons
  • An exclusive film with David Charman, Director, Parkfoot Garage Ltd.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Fantastic to see such a great turn out at our Forecourt Conference with a mix of retailers and suppliers wanting to know more about the sector as it is now and in the future.”

Below is an exclusive video from David Charman, Director, Parkfoot Garage Ltd.

ACS’ Forecourt Conference 2019 was sponsored by Pulsin, Suresite and UrbanEat.

This entry was posted by Chris on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:36
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