LBM produces the annual PRA Market Review and year-planner, and a digital fortnightly newsletter for petrol retailers, Petrol Heads-Up. These products are owned by the trade body, The Petrol Retailers Association and produced on contract by LBM.
John has 20 years’ experience of publishing in this sector and therefore knows this industry extremely well.
There are currently 8588 sites (Experian Catalist 2014) selling petrol in the UK. These sites are an essential part of the UK’s infrastructure. 5378 of the sites are independently owned (i.e. not owned by an oil company or Supermarket) and the PRA represents the interests of these retailers.
The sector boasts a turnover of fuel in excess of £30 bn p.a. and a shop turnover in excess of £4bn. It includes some of the most innovative and enterprising retail businesses in the UK.