Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

Euro Garages buys 4 sites from stricken Top 50 Indie

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages has snapped up four sites from its stricken fellow Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores.

Greg Palfrey, who was appointed joint administrator for High Noon Stores on January 27, confirmed the deal with Euro Garages and said there was strong interest in the remaining sites.

High Noon Stores is a convenience store chain and forecourt operator and had 15 sites including 10 forecourts across west and south Wales and Cornwall, and was ranked 32nd in last year’s Top 50 Indies.

Palfrey said the company ran out of cash over the new year period and had therefore had to stop trading.

Local newspaper reports said the company’s stores in Wales had closed suddenly on December 30, although the Spar store and Post Office at the Gulf-branded Kew Service Station in Cornwall limped on until its closure on January 26, despite having no fuel or newspapers since before Christmas.

The Welsh newspapers quoted customers as saying the store and forecourt at Whitemill on the A40 had stopped selling fuel a couple of weeks before its final closure, and that it had closed a few times at very short notice because of a problem with the power supply.

Pictures that were published showed hand-written notices in the doors saying “we are closed until further notice”.

Keywords:

My Account

You are not logged in.
  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 October 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.5363.90127.17119.00
East Midlands120.03127.76118.80
London120.3757.90128.81118.85
North East119.80129.71118.46
North West120.19127.87118.63
Northern Ireland119.22125.23117.53
Scotland120.2463.80126.78118.50
South East120.7259.90129.39119.48
South West120.39128.00119.02
Wales120.0459.90126.47118.61
West Midlands120.0865.90128.12118.84
Yorkshire & Humber119.73127.02118.57

Most read

As many forecourt operators continue their quest for expansion - driving up forecourt prices - could you be tempted to sell your business?