Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has acquired a site from former Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores, which ceased trading in January this year.

A new paperless system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go to achieve a fuel cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment.

Euro Garages has opened its first drive-thru KFC restaurant, and says it is aiming for 30-plus by 2020.

Top 50 Indie Applegreen UK has agreed to take a lease on a new-to-industry petrol station and convenience store that is due to be developed in Ludlow.

Top 50 Indie Rontec is extending its partnership with Morrisons with plans for a further 40 convenience stores across its sites, but Morrisons’ trial with a second Top 50 Indie, MFG, has been terminated.

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has acquired Circle Garage on Kingstanding Road in Birmingham.

Residents of Winterbourne Abbas in Dorset, together with local commuters and passing drivers have been celebrating the re-opening of the village forecourt and shop by Top 50 indie Chartman Retail.

The companies that make up Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies now account for 26% of the forecourts in the entire UK market.

Euro Garages has bought four more forecourt sites from the stricken former Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores, which went into administration in January.

Greenergy has signed agreements to supply a further three sites owned by Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum, taking the number of Penny Petroleum sites supplied by Greenergy to seven. All of these sites are Esso-branded.

Top 50 Indie Westmorland has announced it has recruited a new chief executive as it unveiled strong growth in turnover and profits in its annual results.

Pyjamas, onesies and cake bakes were the order of the day for Chartman Retail’s annual charity fun day on Friday January 27.

Applegreen has announced that its chief financial officer, Paul Lynch, has decided to leave the company.

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has recruited Paul Deary from fellow Top 50 Indie Applegreen to be its new head of food services.

Top 50 Indie MPK Garages has bought Riverside Service Station in Belper, Derbyshire. It was sold by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, on behalf of its owner Nick Webster for an undisclosed sum.

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has just started work on its largest development to date on a brownfield site at Irlam in Greater Manchester.

Euro Garages has declined to comment on reports in The Sun that it is in advanced talks to buy the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants.

Business advisers to the stricken Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores are trying to find buyers for the company’s assets, but have said reports that the company has gone into administration are not strictly accurate.

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has introduced a new partnership with WH Smith at the opening of its second new to industry site in the past 12 months at Crewe Gateway.

Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores has gone into administration.

MRH buys Spring Petroleum

05 January, 2017

MRH, number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has bought Spring Petroleum which was ranked 11th in the list.

Morrisons is planning to pilot a convenience food offer in ten petrol station shops owned and managed by Top 50 Indie Rontec.

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”.

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