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BP buys Woolworths Petrol Stations

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by zero_tolerance, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. zero_tolerance

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    I didn't know the mearkats did more then insurance.
     
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    Sweet. We have a Woolies servo not far from home. Much more convenient then the nearest BP.
     
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    Same here. I have a woolies just around the corner whereas the nearest bp is a 15 minute drive.
     
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    found it by ass
     
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    not good if BP has 39 percent of the market.

    In Adelaide on of the bigger platers OTR (on the run) is BP supplied so even worse for us
     
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    Don`t we know.
     
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    Not good for Mackay region, BP are the dearest petrol stations in the area.
    Before woolworths discounts, Caltex Woolworths Servo's are at least 4 cents cheaper than BP for ULP, and I think about 10 cents for Diesel.
     
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    There is a new BP on either side of the highway heading south on the freeway, 7 c/L dearer than Bunbury. I can't see it being good for consumers, only BP and Woolies.
     
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    I don't necessarily see them rebranding or doing anything else, especially as there are plenty of servos close to each other. For example our woollies and BP are about 300m apart, would be funny seeing them both as BP
    Wouldn't be surprised if all they do is keep it going as is.
    Probably means they can use their already large distribution channels and reap in more profits.

    plenty of companies are out there that own multiple businesses in the same industry and people wouldn't be any the wiser of it.
     
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    Are yes they will have to rebrand the sites, can't be Caltex Woolworths Servo's if neither Woolworths or Caltex are involved.
    But by the news report, BP will have about 12 months to figure out how they will rebrand the sites.
    BP them selves may sell off, rebrand, or even close some of the servo's, I guess we will see after the ACCC, & co, finish their review of the deal.
     
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    We have Caltex and BP about 1.5km apart.
    I'll bet they close down/sell the busy Caltex site so that people use the usually dead Jack & Co BP servo instead.
     
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    Probably didn't explain myself too well.
    I doubt they would want to rebrand them away from saying Woolworths, obviously Caltex being a competitor they would remove that part, but why wouldn't they want to have it so that it looks like 2 different places?
    Cannot see anywhere (have been through a fair few articles) it says that Woolworths isn't still going to be the "naming rights" of the stations. Basically what I read is that it will change from Caltex to now BP supplying the fuel. Which funnily enough, generally comes from the same refineries anyway. And when you read deeper, if they don't have the supply network, then they may as well just end up using Caltex and their supply networks to deliver the fuels.

    and then there is the next part, what can you do on an ex fuels site?
    worked at one place next to an empty site in absolute prime location. turns out the empty site used to be a refinery, and because they pulled it down they now cannot do anything there. Simply put, it isn't easy to put anything where a fuel station used to be located.
     
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    Some of the sites will be rebranded Woolworth metro, a new concept they are going to try before they roll it out everywhere
     

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