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Forecourt Eye roll-out for Sewell on the go

The Forecourt Eye system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year 2016, Sewell on the go, to achieve a fuel-cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment. Before introducing the paperless system, Sewell on the go which operates 12 service stations in the Yorkshire region had an annual fuel-loss bill that was approaching £20,000.

Panasonic unveils budget high-performance oven

Panasonic will be unveiling its new Speed Convection Oven at the Commercial Kitchen show, at the NEC, in June. Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager, Panasonic UK, said the Speed Convection Oven was originally designed in conjunction with Starbucks in Japan and has been used across their estate for the past two years. After consultation with UK operators, it has now been developed to suit the British market.

Air-serv achieves a certification hat trick

Last summer, vacuum, jet wash and tyre inflation equipment supplier Air-serv announced its intention of achieving certification for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Last month the company underwent the second and final stage two-day audit assessment and passed on all three counts and has been recommended to receive certification for all three of the standards.

Adler & Allan gets new group managing director

Oil and environmental services provider Adler & Allan has appointed Ian Osborne as new group managing director.

Nexus in time for Easter

Out-of-home media owner, Admedia is launching its new large-format digital screen network Admedia Nexus across major UK motorway service areas.

Istobal's Virtual Assistant picks up Spanish trade fair's innovation award

Istobal has won an innovation award for its Virtual Assistant to help customers with car wash selection. The award was presented by the organisers of the Motortec Automechanika trade fair in Madrid.

Euro Garages chooses US software to control pricing

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has selected PriceAdvantage software to execute its fuel pricing strategies as well as eliminate manual fuel price processes among its expanding portfolio of 341 sites located throughout mainland UK.

OPW extends piping to Costco's requirements

OPW has installed a fuel piping solution specifically adapted to the needs of Costco’s petrol filling station.

Shell introduces service for disabled customers

Shell has joined forces with not for profit organisation fuelService to help drivers with disabilities receive assistance at the majority of its service stations.

Panasonic reveals new oven for food to go

Panasonic will be revealing its new Speed Convection Oven, aimed at visitors from the food to go sector, at the Commercial Kitchen show, at the NEC, in June.

Admedia rolls out large-format screens

Out-of-home media owner Admedia will be launching its new large format digital-screen network –Admedia Nexus – across major UK motorway service areas.

Istobal's virtual assistant wins innovation award

Car wash specialist Istobal has won an innovation award for its virtual assistant to help customers with car wash selection.

Forecourt Eye recovers cash for Sewell on the go

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.

Report analyses dynamic, day-part fuel pricing

PriceAdvantage, an American fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, has released a research report that provides insight into dynamic, day-part fuel pricing.

Product news: Hovis highlights award on packs

Hovis Soft White 800g loaf is undergoing a packaging update from February to highlight the loaf’s 2017 Product of the Year win within the bakery category.

Adler & Allan recruits new managing director

Oil and environmental services provider Adler & Allan has appointed Ian Osborne as new group managing director, with a brief to continue the group’s drive in growth.

Cashless payment app for Jag drivers at Shell sites

Jaguar drivers can now use their car's touchscreen to pay for fuel at Shell filling stations via a new cashless payment app.

Valentine's Day promotion boosts coffee sales

Tchibo to go! chose Valentine's Day to run its first consumer promotion offering all 100% Arabica regular and large drinks for only £1, compared to the normal cost of anything up to £2.40 for a large cup.

Xmo Strata's double

Sign installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata has won two out of four supplier awards given by global facilities management firm CBRE. CBRE turns over $10.9bn a year and has more than 70,000 employees in over 60 countries.

TLM teases with first details of its Evolution epos solution

TLM Technologies has revealed the first details about its next-generation epos solution, Evolution. It is being specifically built for the fuel and convenience (F&C) sector, and is designed not only to deliver the commonplace functionality of traditional epos systems, but also advanced features that more closely align with modern retail trends in the sector.

Swedish fast food is coming to the UK

A hot food-to-go concept that is widespread across forecourts in Europe is being introduced into the UK. Sibylla, a Swedish fast food brand, is launching in the UK with the Sibylla 'Shop in Shop' concept.

Xmo Strata wins awards for Shell work

Sign installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata has won two out of four supplier awards given by global facilities management firm CBRE.

European hot food concept lands in UK

A hot food to go concept that is widespread across forecourts in Europe is being introduced into the UK.

Investment in hot drinks tower pays dividends

A Northumberland service station has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

In-vehicle payment

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has joined with Honda in the development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the Consumer Technology Association's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Simple cash counting

Cashmaster is launching Cashmaster Connect, a new management information application for use with its newest count-by-weight cash-counting scales range Cashmaster One.

Tobacco solution

Mahmood Saleem, owner of Jet Ardeer Services in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, undertook a large-scale redevelopment of the site in 2016. The original 750sq ft convenience store was razed to the ground and replaced with a two-storey building that now houses a 2,700sq ft shop on the ground floor and offices, storage and staff facilities on the first floor.

Petrol Sign in new five-year agreement with Esso Europe

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

TLM announces new generation EPOS solution

TLM Technologies has revealed the first details about its next-generation EPOS solution, Evolution.

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Petrol Sign signs five-year deal with Esso Europe

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

Gilbarco partners Honda for in-car payment system

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has partnered Honda in development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the CES (Consumer Technology Association) show in Las Vegas last week.

Kay Group opts for cloud-based staff roster system

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK. The staff rostering programme, developed by Shopworks, is designed to give companies greater control over their staff management, and is expected to provide improved efficiencies in payroll.

Miles at the pumps

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'. It is being trialled at several forecourts in Chicago and New York, initially for three months.

Petrotec buys Wayne

Petrotec Group has been revealed as the buyer of Wayne Fueling Systems' UK distribution business, a deal that was forced on the company by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The Wayne UK acquisition will enlarge Petrotec's presence in the UK by combining its activities with those already carried out directly by Petrotec, which was established in the UK in 2013.

Extended partnership

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. It provides Clear Channel UK with exclusive rights to selling advertising opportunities across this 2,700-plus digital out-of-home network. The network reaches 18.4 million adults every two weeks through a national presence in leading forecourt and convenience locations operated by Tesco, BP, Shell and Esso, as well as other leading independents.

Full waste package from Slicker Recycling

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

Forecourt Eye adds vital new info to police investigation

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the police investigation into the incident where a cashier was hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Ringtons' coffee tower at Purdy Lodge
Ringtons' coffee tower at Purdy Lodge
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Ringtons boosts forecourt's hot beverage sales

A Northumberland service stations has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

Clear Channel extends media partnership with Amscreen

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.

Slicker Recycling adds interceptor and car wash cleaning service

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

BP trials artificial intelligence on pumps in US

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.”

Forecourt Eye helps investigation of Barnsley drive-off

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the investigation by police of the cashier hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Waste management companies tackle refuse risk

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter, which was recently launched by the UK’s leading waste management companies.

Shopworks simplifies staff rostering

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK.

Oracle service exceeds 1,000 users

LM Group Technology is celebrating after its Oracle support service exceeded more than 1,000 sites on support five months after launch.

Key service launched

Parcelly is launching a new Key Exchange service, using its nationwide network of click & collect locations.

Certas invests in LED

Certas Energy has invested in a roll-out of Sloan LED under-canopy lighting across its Gulf-branded Scottish sites.

Sage adds benefits

Sage, the integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems company, is partnering with Personal Group Holdings plc, a provider of employee services, benefits and employee-related insurance products, to launch a new employee-engagement product for the SME market.

Clean hands system removes cause of cross contamination

A major UK forecourt food operator has just installed the Clean Hands system as part of a drive to focus on improved food handling procedures and as a cost-saving and environmental initiative.

New organisation seeks to make bins safer

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 September 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.35129.00119.55
East Midlands119.86129.58119.29
London120.5258.90130.58119.82
North East119.7959.90131.08119.43
North West120.04128.44119.52
Northern Ireland118.8763.50127.23118.22
Scotland119.94128.65119.20
South East120.54130.10119.82
South West120.37128.70119.51
Wales119.9059.90126.65119.23
West Midlands120.09129.80119.48
Yorkshire & Humber119.69130.32119.35

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