The 2016 Forecourt Report has shown that UK consumers are increasingly flocking to their local petrol station to refuel themselves and their families, not just their cars. Hundreds of stores now provide full food service solutions, from coffee and sandwiches to meals for the rest of the week.
Some of the key findings from the report include:
- Coffee is a major part of a modern forecourt. 70% of stores have a coffee machine in store, from standalone vending machines to full barista services to refresh weary consumers
- Forecourts are a major source of investment in the UK. On average, each store invests over £16,000 a year on developing their business
- The forecourt sector creates over 117,000 jobs in the UK, with over 8,700 stores serving customers across every community, town and city.
- Excluding sales of petrol, the forecourt sector generates over £4bn annually in sales.
The Report is available for download here.