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Forecourt Trader continues to maintain its market-leading position as the major source of information for the petrol-retailing sector.

Targeted at independent retailers and all those connected to the industry, seek it out 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 by allowing them all a regular column on a three-four month rotational basis.

Meanwhile, major projects such as the annual Fuel Market Review, Top 50 Independents, and the Forecourt Trader Awards provide a great source of interest not just for readers, but also many interested parties beyond the industry.

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The Top 50 Indies

The Top 50 Indies has proved exceptionally successful in capturing the interest of the petrol-retailing sector. It is a listing of the biggest independent dealers in terms of network size, fuel volume and turnover, which is published as a supplement within Forecourt Trader. Its publication coincides with The Top Indies Dinner, which has proved a strong magnet for the most influential retailers who enjoy the networking opportunities, as well as being part of an exclusive gathering.

Indie 5000

The Indie 5000 initiative acknowledges the dealers with a handful of sites or fewer who make the up the majority of the independent fuel retailing network.

Fuel Market Review

The always eagerly anticipated Forecourt Trader annual Fuel Market Review features a report, including comprehensive tables, on the UK fuel retailing market, compiled by network specialist Arthur Renshaw of Experian Catalist. It also includes a listing, in site number order, of the main fuel suppliers and distributors in the petrol retailing market, as well as the key supermarket players.