Market Research Logo

Service Station Retailing in France 2017: Market and competitor data and insights into fuel, c-store and car wash offerings

Service Station Retailing in France 2017: Market and competitor data and insights into fuel, c-store and car wash offerings

Summary

The report Service Station Retailing in France 2017, provides an executive-level overview of the French service station market today, with values and volumes up to 2017. It delivers quantitative and qualitative insight into the fuel market, based on in depth interviews with major fuel operators across Europe and proprietary data from ourservice station retail databases. It provides: National Fuel Volumes (2012 to 2022e) and Values. Breakdown of the top five fuel retailers shop, car wash, company owned motorway and unmanned sites.

The total number of service stations in France marginally declined by 0.2% about 11,380 sites in 2016. TOTAL has the largest service station network, at 3,700 sites, amounting to 32.5% of the national network. In 2016, four of the top five fuel retailers, all expand their service station networks. The top five fuel retailers -TOTAL, Intermarché, Carrefour, Système U and Leclerc accounted for 67.2% of service stations in France in 2016.

As of 2016, 30.0% of service stations in France featured a shop. The total number of service stations with a shop marginally declined by 0.1% about 3,417 sites. TOTAL is the leading player in the service station shop market, with 68.0% of its 3,700 sites featuring a shop. 73.6% of all service station sites with a shop are TOTAL branded.

Of the top five players,, TOTAL was the only top five retailer that divested sites with a car wash at its network in 2016. Only three of the top five players in the French market have car wash installations within their network in France.

Companies mentioned in this report: TOTAL, intermarche, Auchan, BP.

Scope

  • Total fuel consumption in France increased by 11.3% in 2016 compared to the previous year.
  • TOTAL has the largest service station network, at 3,700 sites, amounting to 32.5% of the national network.
  • The total number of service stations with a car wash in France decreased by 2.0% to 2,199 sites.
  • TOTAL is the leading player in the service station shop market, with 68.0% of its 3,700 sites featuring a shop. 73.6% of all service station sites with a shop are TOTAL branded.
Reasons to buy
  • Identify who are the top five players in France and how many fuel outlets, motorway & unmanned sites, shops & car wash they have.
  • Plan effect market strategies by uncovering market share and average fuel throughput per site of the top five players in the market.
  • Understand how the service station network evolving and which players are opening new outlets as well as incresing forecourt shops and car washes.
  • Identify what strategies the key players have across their fuel and non- fuel offerings in terms of products sold, branding, promotions, partnerships and suppliers used.


  • Service station competitor overview
  • Service station market overview
    • TOTAL accounts for nearly a third of all service stations in France
    • All top five supermarket retailers have increased their market shares since 2012 as they entice motorists with low fuel prices
    • The top five fuel retailers account for 39% of motorway sites
    • Competitor ranking in 2015 compared to 2016
  • Market Size - Intermarché
    • Table Intermarché added 30 new service stations in 2017
  • Market Size - TOTAL
    • Table TOTAL continued to lose market share to supermarket operators in 2016
  • Market Size - Carrefour
    • Table Carrefour offers a range of alternative fuels at its service stations
  • Market Size - Système U
    • Table Système U expanded its unmanned network of sites in 2016
  • Market Size - Leclerc
    • Table Leclerc offers electric recharging points at a number of its sites in France
  • Service station shop network
    • Table Service station shop network
    • Service station shop sites marginally declined in 2016 as retailers closed low revenue sites
    • Nearly three quarters of all service station shops are operated by TOTAL
  • Service station shops- TOTAL
    • Table TOTAL shops and network penetration
  • Service station car wash network
    • Table Service station car wash network
    • The top five fuel retailers accounted for 77.0% of car washes in France
  • Service station car wash- TOTAL
    • Table TOTAL sites with a car wash and network penetration
  • Service station car wash- Système U
    • Table Système U sites with a car wash and network penetration
  • Service station car wash - Leclerc
    • Table Leclerc sites with a car wash and network penetration
    • The number of car washes in France declined 6.1% between 2012 and 2016 as retailers closed low volume sites
    • Service station market overview
    • The number of service stations in France will continue to decline in 2017
    • Vehicle Parc has increased annually between 2013 and 2016
    • Diesel vehicles have grown increasingly popular with motorists over the last five years
    • Total fuel volumes in France rose significantly in 2016 as vehicle parc levels rose and low fuel prices
    • Total fuel volumes will continue to rise from 2019 to 2022 as vehicle parc levels rise over this period
    • Diesel accounts for 78.2% of fuel value in France
    • Average fuel prices will rise in 2017 as wholesale costs continue to increase
    • The number of motorway sites will remain stable in 2017
    • Unmanned sites only account for 9.3% of service stations in France
  • Appendix
  • Methodology

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report