Forecourt Trader is the leading media brand in the forecourt sector and continues to maintain its market-leading position as the primary source of information for fuel retailers.

The brand is targeted at independent retailers and all those connected to the industry who can access Forecourt Trader online via its comprehensive website, newsletters and social media. The brand is recognised for its strong mix of news, industry and retailer profiles, as well as scheduled features that cover all categories of a service station operation at length, on both the forecourt and shop side of the business. Links with key trade associations are maintained through regular comments and columns.

Meanwhile, major projects such as the annual Forecourt Trader Awards, Fuel Market Review, and Top 50 Indies and Summit, provide a great source of interest for readers and many interested parties beyond the industry. Other events include the biennial Forecourt Show.


Delivered three times a week direct to your inbox, the Forecourt Trader newsletters keep readers regularly updated with the latest industry news, views and comments, via keynote interviews and retailer site visits. Monthly newsletters Tech Talk and Shop Talk focus on forecourt equipment, services and product updates. Sign up to receive newsletters.

Forecourt Trader Awards

The most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s fuel retailing calendar. The annual competition seeks out the brightest and best in the industry – those pushing the boundaries of hard work and innovation in the pursuit of excellence. Forecourt Trader has been recognising, rewarding and celebrating forecourt retailer’s outstanding achievements for more than 25 years.

The Top 50 Indies

The Top 50 Indies is a listing of the biggest independent dealers in terms of network size, fuel volume, and turnover. Its publication coincides with the annual The Top Indies Dinner, which has proved a strong magnet for the most influential retailers who enjoy networking opportunities and being part of an exclusive gathering.

Fuel Market Review

The long-established and respected annual Forecourt Trader Fuel Market Review features a comprehensive insight into the UK fuel retailing market, including extensive forecourts stats and tables compiled by network specialist Experian Catalist. It also includes a listing, in site number order, of the leading fuel suppliers and distributors in the petrol retailing market and the key supermarket players.