The wholesaler signed separate contracts with two unnamed forecourt groups earlier this year. One was completed in April, while the other was agreed in May.  

Commenting on the agreements, Epicurium managing director Ben McKechnie told RN: “We’ve recently started working with two of the biggest forecourt groups in the country. 

“They want to offer the latest impulse snacks. Customers who visit forecourts want a protein snack or vegan snack when they’re driving. These partnerships with the forecourt groups enable us to offer these customers more of the products.” 

The County Durham-based company specialises in supplying convenience and specialist food stores with new products following the latest trends such as protein and free-from. 

These latest forecourt deals come as Epicurium last year signed an agreement to supply 600 Booker stores, adding to existing contracts with Nisa and Costcutter.