Let’s get back together! Register now for the Forecourt Show, Britain’s biggest event for the forecourt channel which roars back from the 25th – 27th April at the NEC, Birmingham.

The Forecourt Show is packed with exciting ideas and concepts for both existing forecourt retailers in convenience and operators looking to expand their offering and make more profit every day. 

Make a date to source the forecourt-specific products and services to give your site the retail edge. Get expert know-how on making more profit through smarter store layouts, clever up-selling and next-level customer service. Explore the latest products, and get the tools to speed up your business in 2022. And while you’re at the NEC, catch our sister events, all under one roof. 


With the show fast approaching, here's a glimpse of some of the highlights you can expect to see:

#1. Lessons from the Pit lane with Formula One manager Marc Priestley (13:00, 25th April 2022)
No one understands the power of teamwork like Marc Priestley! As an F1 team manager for McLaren Racing he learned how to inspire people to work together under pressure and keep drivers in pole position. Here Marc will talk about strengthening your team whatever your role to keep everything on-track.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#2. Premiumisation: the inside story  (13:50, 25th April 2022)
With financial insecurity looming, cash-squeezed consumers are looking for premium treats that won't break the bank, providing an opportunity for retailers. Take your seat for actionable insights into balancing an upscale offer with affordable value, and tips on customer communications. Plus we’ll look at what products will get the premium treatment next.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#3. On the road with Forecourt Trader  (12:00, 26th April 2022)
Join Merril Boulton, Forecourt Trader’s Editor and other industry experts to catch up with the latest insights and developments in the sector, with news and views covering all aspects of the business, from EVs to car washing, as well as exclusive forecourt research from Flora Zwolinksi, consumer insights specialist with Lumina Intelligence.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#4. Don’t just throw it away: Giving Surplus Purpose (14:20, 26th April 2022)
The race is on for businesses, including forecourts, to find sustainable and cost-neutral ways to reduce waste against a backdrop of climate change challenges and Sustainable Development Goals. We look at how businesses are working with FareShare to reduce waste while supporting their local communities.
(The Grocer Talking Shop Live)


#5. Cash-in on clicks: tech to get tills ringing (14:50, 26th April 2022)
Social media, online delivery services, store-based apps. There’s a lot of cool tech out there – but what tools will really put cash in your tills? Former The Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury and Lumina Intelligence’s Blonnie Whist cut through the hype to focus on practical techniques to get customers on their phones and in your store.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#6. Creating an online community that will drive up sales (12:10, 27th April 2022)
Whether it's rewarding loyal customers with exclusive offers and access to new products, or reaching into the local community to bring new business through your doors, there are a wealth of opportunities to be exploited on social media for as little as 20  minutes a day. Learn how you can be smart with your time and develop meaningful online relationships that turn into paying customers. Plus we offer tips on paid Facebook ads to drive promotions and make sure everyone in your local area knows who you are.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#7. Beyond food to go: from sandwiches to foodservice (11:10, 27th April 2022)
With the category hit hard by COVID, forecourts with convenience outlets have to look beyond packaged snacks and sandwiches to embrace a broader foodservice and on-premise offer. Hear how to navigate new customer opportunities and recoup lost category sales with essential info including on-premise alcohol sales, recruiting staff – and more.
(Venue: The Retailer Hub)


#8. Future products showcase (14:10, 27th April 2022)
Which convenience products will shape the next decade? From whole new categories like CBD to emerging essentials including plant-based and vegan food, and c-store-friendly packaging innovations, we’ll find the best way forward. Also, discover how niche products can make your store a local destination.


#9. Innovation, Innovation, Innovation! 
The Forecourt Show floor will be buzzing with a host of brand-new equipment and service launches, with exhibitors including Adriatech, Dover Fuelling Solutions, Eurotech, Gilbarco Veeder Root, PRA, and Volumatic. Catch up on the latest developments, and connect with new and existing suppliers. Your time’s important, so make every minute at the NEC count – visit the 'Innovation' product category at www.forecourtshow.co.uk, and browse what’s new for 2022.


#10.  Don’t just take our word for it...

This is what our visitors told us about the last Forecourt Show:

“The Forecourt Show offers a really good networking opportunity plus it’s good to see all the innovation and what’s new.”
Joanne Freeman, Senior Trading Manager Petrol Filling Station, Morrisons

“If you come to the show, it’s basically insuring yourself for the future. To get a gist of what products are coming onto the market, especially pumps and suppliers. You can’t afford not to, because if you don’t come and you don’t see what’s new, you’re not going to be moving forward in your business.”
Paul Lockley, Partner, Fairway Service Station


The UK Food & Drink Shows are an opportunity to celebrate the return of our exhibitions across food development, grocery, manufacturing, specialist retail, wholesale and foodservice at the NEC Birmingham from 25-27April 2022. The Forecourt Show will run alongside Food & Drink Expo, The Farm Shop & Deli Show and National Convenience Show.


The UK Food & Drink Shows are a product of the award-winning team at William Reed. Now more than ever, you can trust us to bring the whole industry back together and furnish you with the information, insight and connections you need to navigate the future in the best way possible.









Press Office Contact Details:

Nick Clancy and Clare Freeman | Jellybean Creative Solutions

Tel: 01372 227950 | Email: nick@jellybeancreative.co.uk or clare@jellybeancreative.co.uk