There are not 46,000 buyers in the forecourt and c-store sector
Feb05

There are not 46,000 buyers in the forecourt and c-store sector

      It’s incredible that some suppliers still refer to this market as the “independent sector” when in reality it’s now far from independent and the future looks even less likely to warrant this classification.   No supplier should have an independent strategy for sales, trade marketing or communication instead they need a targeted approach in recognition of the massive shift in decision making and the...

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What’s happening to our nation of shopkeepers?
Jan29

What’s happening to our nation of shopkeepers?

What’s happening to our nation of shopkeepers? A FACS Report ©   Just how high street retailers are struggling seems to be in the news on a daily basis, more liquidations, more job losses, rents and rates too high, online retailers winning share!  All of which has served to overshadow the revolution in the convenience market and the number of small format retailers that have been lost.    There is growth in “Convenience...

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FACS launches the SHOP-Check report:
Nov30

FACS launches the SHOP-Check report:

Nearly all shop development advice comes from the wholesale supply chain but they are limited to the programmes that they can offer. Just where do retailers get truly independent and impartial advice from?    “FACS Marketing Services has been providing support for both retailers and suppliers in the Forecourt & Convenience store sector since 1994, we are not affiliated to any wholesale service or symbol brand” explains Managing...

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