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27 September, 2016

Award-winner Sewell becomes ACS chair

Forecourt Trader of the Year winner Patrick Sewell is to become chair of the Association of Convenience Stores. He will take on the chairmanship of ACS from November 1, 2016, having served as deputy chair since 2014. and will replace Palmer and Harvey group strategy and development director Paul Hagon, who remains on the ACS board.

Fuel brand Jet is celebrating the success of its ‘Treat Yourself’ summer promotion, which saw its customers given the chance to win gift cards every time they spent a minimum of £10 on fuel. More than £21,000 worth of prizes were given away during the promotion.

Gulf site's ATM blown up

23 September, 2016

An ATM at the Gulf Service Station on Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge was blown up in the early hours of September 22.

Police are investigating after a Nottingham forecourt was burgled twice in two nights – just four days after the site opened.



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LOCATION: My target is located just to the north of the 'railway town' of Crewe, close to Bradfield Green on the B5076. It is the first MFG- owned garage to trial the Morrisons c-store concept 'Morrisons Daily'.

A question of integration and co-operation: This one was a really very different case for me involving as it does, some fast-moving technology and two big organisations. Imran Khan runs St Giles Filling Station with a Costcutter convenience store in Durham.

In every business there comes a time when major expenditure is required just to be able to keep that business going. In the world of petrol retailing that could be new tanks and underground plumbing (maybe every 20-25 years); new pumps or rollover washes (maybe every 15 years); new canopy, fascias and lighting (maybe every 10 years or sooner if the site changes supply or branding); or new POS and EFT equipment (again, perhaps every 10 years).

Day in the Life: Hemant Tandon

08 September, 2016

I start most days at 6.30am with a spinning class at my local gym. I often question why I allow myself to be screamed at by my spinning instructor but, by the end of the 45-minute class, the exhilarating feeling convinces me otherwise. Spinning is definitely the best way to start my day.

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