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

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the BP Snax 24 service station in Spring Road, Ipswich.

BP is predicting that demand for oil will continue to rise over the next 20 years as growth of conventional vehicles far outstrips the increase in the number of electric vehicles.

BP Oil UK Limited has renewed its membership of the BOSS Payment Watch scheme for its company-owned retail fuel sites.

BP has bought a Shell-branded forecourt at Wadebridge, Cornwall, and will shortly begin redeveloping the site with plans including a new M&S Simply Food outlet.

Clear Channel UK has extended its media sales partnership with screen solutions provider Amscreen. The deal sees the company continuing to sell advertising opportunities on the national screen network for a further three years.

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution has announced a new two-year contract to supply 320 BP forecourt sites across the UK. The contract follows a successful six-year relationship between the family-owned wholesale distributor and the major oil company.

BP is testing new pump technology in the US which includes a tablet that enables customers to interact with an artificial intelligence personality called “Miles.”

BP has extended its supply agreement with Fraser Group’s six sites for another five years.

The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS), the independent trade organisation campaigning to reduce forecourt crime, has recruited Gary Worrow as development adviser.

NTS Retail Ltd has recently completed the letting of a former BP Petrol Station in Bridgwater, Somerset, in what it describes as record time.

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

BP dealers nationwide have complained of sites running dry of unleaded petrol after the oil company transferred fuel deliveries to Hoyer on November 1.

P&C Services Ltd and Tokheim have been appointed on the development of a petrol filling station and retail store for former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James.

LOCATION: It has been some time since I visited a large site with a shop operated by a national multiple and where, perhaps, the local team has little strategic autonomy its task being to run the enterprise effectively as dictated by head office.

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