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Superstores cut fuel prices… again

Tracy West ·

Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have all cut the price of their fuel – for the second time in a fortnight.

Cash in as you bin recycling scheme launches at M20 Maidstone Services

Merril Boulton ·

Launching today (June 21) motorists will be able to claim money off their service station snacks and drinks just by putting their empty plastic bottles and coffee cups in special 'recycling reward' machines. The machines will issue a 5p money-off voucher for each item deposited and are part of a new pilot campaign called #DriveDownLitter, which aims to encourage road users to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

Free charging on Clean Air Day says Instavolt CEO

Merril Boulton ·

Today is Clean Air Day (June 21) and electric car charging specialist InstaVolt is making its stations completely free to use in recognition of the event.

Euro Garages gets green light in Ripon

Tracy West ·

Euro Garages has been given the green light to build a new forecourt on the outskirts of Ripon, despite one local claiming that the development would be a ‘carbuncle’ on one of the most scenic approaches to the city.

Asda removes jet washes in bid to win planning consent

Tracy West ·

Asda has re-submitted plans for a forecourt at its Ferring site in Sussex, after its original proposals were thrown out.

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Sewell on the go managing director Patrick Sewell & Sewell on the go (centre); Cottingham store manager Adam Hamlet (right) with Alan Brattan, chair of Governors at Cottingham High School, and pupils from years 7, 8 & 9.
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Sewell on the go donation helps local school acquire new minibus

Merril Boulton ·

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has donated more than £2,500 to pupils at an East Riding secondary school to reach their target for a new minibus.

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UKPIA launches 2018 Statistical Review

Tracy West ·

Nearly 30 billion litres of diesel were sold as road fuel in the UK last year, according to UKPIA’s newly published Statistical Review 2018. Its compilation of UK downstream oil industry statistics found that in 2017 diesel demand grew by around 1%, while demand for petrol remained virtually flat compared to the previous year. And while that 1% increase for diesel might sound good, it compares badly to the average annual growth rate of 4% over the past three decades. Although diesel sales increased by 1%, the Review reports that sales of diesel cars decreased by 17.1% last year, and demand for petrol cars grew by 2.7%.

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London Mayor calls for 2030 ban on pure diesel and petrol cars

Merril Boulton ·

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today urged the government to bring forward current plans to ban the sale of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 to 2030 to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis.

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Applegreen completes 80th Subway outlet

Merril Boulton ·

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has installed its 80th Subway outlet within its UK and Ireland-based network. The store is at the Applegreen forecourt at Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan, Republic of Ireland

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Fuel sales boost for Co-op site following £1.9m redevelopment

Merril Boulton ·

Texaco has reported a 28% boost in fuel sales following a major makeover to the Co-op petrol filling station in Sandford, Dorset.

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Retail success needs future-focused mindset, says IGD

Merril Boulton ·

The shoppers of the future will be time optimisers, health conscious, individual, experimental and socially conscious, according to a new report from grocery research charity IGD, which identifies an emerging group of ‘influencer shoppers’ that currently represents around 25% of the total shopper population.

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Londis boasts 'best-ever' performance with sales up 19%

Merril Boulton ·

Londis has revealed what it describes as its “best ever” performance with latest figures showing an overall sales growth of +19%. Non tobacco sales were up 26%, with tobacco sales also delivering a strong performance of +16%.

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C-store cashpoint service essential to fill gaps left by banks

Merril Boulton ·

ACS has responded to the publication of a recent report from consumer group Which? that warns of 60 bank branches closing every month, highlighting the role of convenience stores in continuing to provide banking services for local customers.

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Bestway adds two depots to boost service to customers

Merril Boulton ·

Bestway Wholesale has exchanged contracts with AF Blakemore with a view to purchasing two of the company’s cash and carry depots. The deal entails the purchase of the 151,000 square foot depot in Cardiff, and the 76,000 square foot depot in Walsall.

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MFG renews Texaco deal for 81 sites and adds six more

John Wood ·

Valero has agreed a new five-year deal with Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which is set to become the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. The agreement sees Valero renew 81 Texaco-branded MFG sites and, in addition, gain six new sites.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 June 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.18140.02129.21
East Midlands131.6092.90141.48128.80
London132.06140.40129.21
North East131.2866.90141.91127.99
North West131.52141.49128.24
Northern Ireland130.8069.90135.52128.45
Scotland131.78138.84128.60
South East132.40141.08129.46
South West131.8662.90140.58129.06
Wales131.5463.90140.13128.63
West Midlands131.1759.80140.83128.45
Yorkshire & Humber130.8879.90140.94127.89

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