Co-op filling stations join UK Fuels network
UK Fuel card holders can now use their cards to purchase fuel at 133 Co-op filling stations nationwide under a new agreement between the two firms.
The addition of the Co-op sites to the UK Fuels network means it now has more than 2,950 sites, covering some 75% of the UK’s independently owned filling stations.
The Co-op has signed the deal as it looks to increase its presence in fuel filling stations, including through opportunities across the UK to acquire and redevelop both existing and new to industry filling station locations. This has seen it invest more than £40m into forecourt shop and fuel projects since 2015 the Co-op.
“The Co-op has ambitious plans to increase our forecourt business and we see the agreement with UK Fuels as a key development,” commented Eddie Jenkinson, national fuels manager, Co-op. “It will enable UK Fuels card holders to use the Co-op operated forecourts at 133 locations across the UK. This will boost the numbers of people filling up with fuel and it will enable us to showcase food for now and food to go offers in forecourt convenience shops to new customers.”
For UK Fuels, the agreement with Co-op is one of the largest contracts signed in the independently owned sector and comes on the back of a 24% growth in the UK Fuels network last year.
“Long respected as the group behind the local grocery store, the Co-op is perfectly placed to meet the needs of the growing demand for convenience stores at filling stations. Many of our customers shop at the Co-op and with this milestone agreement, UK Fuels’ card holders will be able to fill up and shop at the same time,” said James Higgins, head of UK networks, UK Fuels.