• Teamwork pays for Pricewatch Group as it sponsors local football club

  • PRA hits back at RAC criticism of fuel margins

  • Top 50 Indie Krisco Services Group acquires second site this year

  • Spar wholesaler Blakemore takes delivery of two electric HGVs as Electric Freightway programme gets under way

  • Forecourt operators look to widen net to solve recruitment headache

  • Highway Stops uses Essar lease package to invest in core sites

  • Failure to pay incidents continue downward trend

  • Highway Stops Retail rolls out AdBlue pumps for cars and vans

  • MFG motors ahead with initial £40m investment into Morrisons sites

  • ANALYSIS: Where next for EG as target date to sell forecourts to Zuber Issa approaches?



EDITOR’S COMMENT: Let’s change the ‘ripping-off motorists’ narrative


Much of the media reacted predictably yesterday to the RAC’s latest claim – in a letter to Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho – that forecourts are ripping off motorists.

Joseph Richardson

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 questions for Joseph Richardson from Jos Richardson & Son


As the managing director of a 132-year-old famiy business, it is Joseph Richardson’s priority to make Jos Richardson & Sons relevant for the next generation.

Getty pump close up

FOCUS ON PUMPS: In full flow?


Pumps that are slow to deliver fuel are a pain for punters but they can also be a pain for retailers, as this may well indicate that the pump is coming to the end of its lifespan.


SERVICE CENTRE: A rubbish situation leads to forecourt operator giving up on council

2024-05-07T11:28:00+01:00By Jac Roper

For this month’s instalment of Service Centre, I have looked into a complaint to my helpline from Jagdish Radia regarding the lack of bin collection at his Leaway Service Station in Birmingham which was putting off customers and attracting rats.


ANALYSIS: Where next for EG as target date to sell forecourts to Zuber Issa approaches?


Is Zuber Issa edging closer to a deal to buy what is left of EG Group’s UK forecourt network, in a move that – depending on your perspective – could either simplify or complicate further the tangled corporate empire he oversees with his older brother Mohsin?


MONEY TALK: Is this the end of line for news and magazines?

2024-05-03T09:52:00+01:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

It was interesting to read that Shell is the latest major retail group to confirm that it is discontinuing the sale of magazines in its forecourt shops; not least because I can’t recall seeing magazines in any of the forecourt shops that I’ve been to in quite a while. 

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