Shop Talk LIVE:The future of roadside retail – with EG Group

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Posted on 28 February 2022 in ; ;

You are invited to join the latest episode of Shop Talk Live brought to you by Global Convenience Store Focus featuring EG Group and Lion Place. There is an exclusive pre-watch video of EG Group’s first LEON DriveThru, available only for Shop Talk Live registered attendees.

Host Dan Munford will be joined by Joe Bona, Principal & Founder of Bona Design Lab to catch up and look at the global industry outlook; top trends and issues. This episode of ShopTalk LIVE will feature two of the most exciting food destination formats for roadside retail, EG’s LEON DriveThru in the UK and FGC’s Lion Place in Argentina.

Claudio Reboredo, Partner at FGC Fuels Marketing has extensive experience in the convenience industry and joins Dan and Joe to talk about the future of roadside convenience retail. Claudio explains how the Lion Place concept and offer is performing, the next steps in growing the brand and how this large site format can translate across entire networks.

The episode continues with a panel discussion featuring EG Group Commercial Director Ilyas Munshi and Shopworks MD Craig Phillipson as we switch the focus from South America to Europe where multi-brand roadside retail is more established (Lion Place took many learnings from EG Group). EG Group acquired LEON in April 2021 and promptly announced plans to open a minimum of 20 restaurants. However, after the strong success of newly opened restaurants LEON will upscale its UK expansion. New restaurants will include both traditional and new formats such as DriveThrus; smaller restaurants on petrol forecourts and Asda premises; and LEON To Go coffee concessions.

Thursday 3rd March 2022, 2pm UK time – register now!

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