Snax 24 has become the UK's biggest independent forecourt operator after Rontec Investments completed its acquisition of Total UK's retail network this week.

Snax 24, which had about 80 sites prior to the deal, now has nearly 300 after taking on 238 Total UK forecourts. As part of the deal, Rontect acquired 810 Total UK sites but agreed to sell 251 forecourts to Shell UK and 318 sites to DCC. Last month it also agreed to sell a site in Haverfordwest to avoid competition concerns.

The operator now plans to hold a conference within the next few months.