The Grocer Top 50 chain Margram plans to develop 10 new forecourt sites this year, mainly to house Somerfield c-stores, said chairman David Davis. He added that Margram had built a successful relationship with Somerfield after selling eight of its 22 company owned forecourts to the multiple in July.

Margram has developed 200 forecourts over the last 20 years to lease to major oil companies.