Esso and Nectar to launch new loyalty partnership

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey – Esso and Nectar today announce that from June 2019, customers filling up at participating Esso-branded service stations will be able to earn Nectar points on their purchases.
  • From June 2019 Esso will launch a new loyalty offering with Nectar allowing customers to collect Nectar points on purchases at Esso service stations*
  • Nectar is the UK’s largest loyalty programme with nearly 20 million collectors, rewarding 36 swipes a second

Nectar is the UK’s leading loyalty programme with nearly 20 million members and hundreds of brands to choose from, bringing members highly digital and personalised rewards.

The new partnership is a further step forward in the evolution of the Esso offer, which has already brought improved forecourts, quality Esso Synergy fuels and payment for fuel using the Esso App for a smoother onsite experience.

“Our customers are our number one priority, so we’re very excited to be launching the Esso Nectar partnership, which will allow us to increase the ways in which we can reward their trips to Esso sites,” comments David Chilton, Esso Global Loyalty Programmes Manager. “The launch of Esso Nectar will enable us to continue to develop our loyalty offer in step with our customer’s needs.”

James Moir, Managing Director of Nectar, added: “We’re pleased to be welcoming Esso on board the Nectar scheme as of next year. Nectar cardholders will be able to turn their fuel into money off their weekly shop, as well as enjoying hundreds of other rewards that Nectar has to offer.”

Patrick Rutherford, Esso UK Retail Sales Manager, explains: “A key benefit of the new partnership will be the provision of new and varied loyalty incentives for Esso consumers on the forecourts and convenience stores of their local Esso Sites. The flexibility of the Esso Nectar programme will give our Esso-Branded Wholesalers the chance to better understand and engage with customers, giving them more reasons to choose Esso.”

Esso Nectar will offer customers the ability to collect Nectar points at Esso-branded sites when making purchases in store, or through the new Esso App. Customers can use the Nectar app to easily access their points balance and explore up to date, personalised offers. Full details of the Esso Nectar offer will form part of a separate announcement.

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About Esso

Esso is one of the leading retail fuel brands in the UK, with more than 1,200 Esso-branded filling stations serving around 800,000 customers each day.

About Nectar

Nectar, the United Kingdom’s leading coalition loyalty programme, is owned by Sainsbury’s.

In 2018, Nectar celebrates 16 years of rewarding British shoppers and has given back £3billion of rewards to collectors, including money off shopping, travel, days out and cinema tickets.

20 million collectors earn Nectar points when shopping for groceries, booking a holiday and buying petrol. Collectors also earn Nectar points every time they shop online via at around 500 leading online retailers. For more information about Nectar, please visit

About J Sainsbury plc

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services – whenever and wherever they want to shop.

As our customers’ lives change, so will our business. Sainsbury's acquired Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Habitat, on 2 September 2016, creating one of the UK’s leading food, general merchandise and clothing retailers - a multi-product, multi-channel business with fast delivery networks. J Sainsbury plc operates over 600 Sainsbury’s supermarkets and more than 800 Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores, as well as over 800 Argos locations – more than 2,200 locations in total. In addition, we have major online channels for food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services. We sell over 90,000 products and employ over 185,000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland. The iconic Habitat furniture and home furnishings brand operates out of four stand-alone stores in London, Leeds and Edinburgh as well as 11 Mini Habitats in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Sainsbury’s Bank offers accessible financial services products such as credit cards, insurance, travel money and personal loans that reward customers. Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop. Our colleagues, strong culture and values are integral to achieving this vision and driving our success – now and in the future.