INNOVATIVE CHINA FUEL RETAILERS LOOK TO CONVENIENCE STORES AND FAST FOOD TO DRAW CUSTOMERS

BY MARK GODFREY

A GAP in service between foreign-invested and domestically owned fuel retailers in China appears to have widened as multinational firms roll out convenience stores on their forecourts. Motorists using stores opened by France's Total in its joint ventures with China chemical company Sinochem can avail themselves of food refreshments, toiletries and bathroom facilities. The presentation - including tables for drivers to eat on - contrasts sharply with the bare offerings of filling stations operated by state-owned PetroChina and Sinopec, ...


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