The fuel price cuts claimed by supermarkets earlier this week have been patchy, and in many cases below the 2ppl headline figure, according to the AA, which says non-supermarket retailers are undercutting superstores in some locations.

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

The four major supermarkets all announced price cuts of 2ppl on unleaded petrol and diesel effective from Tuesday March 14.

Sales of petrol stations hit a post-recession record last year, as retail property prices bounced back to 2007 levels buoyed by an increase of 8.8% on 2015 - according to Steve Rodell, head of retail at Christie & Co, which claims to have sold more petrol stations than ever before.

Significant trends affecting the growth of supermarket forecourts and oil company branded sites have been highlighted in the latest market report Experian Catalist.

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