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    How to boost profits and simplify lubricant sales

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    Find out how one forecourt operator has boosted their lubricant sales and customer experiences.

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    SHOP TALK: Can you help damsels in distress?


    I have a confession to make. I don’t like to get my hands dirty when it comes to cars. I know the BHP of my car and that it usually gets me away from the lights first. And, of course, I am quite able to fill my car up with petrol but when it comes to tyre pressure, punctures, oil and the like, I haven’t a clue and really don’t want a clue.

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    FOCUS ON CAR CARE AND LUBES: Jump-start sales


    While you might think that car care would be one of the most obvious categories to find in a forecourt store, it is often overlooked as space is given over to ‘sexier’ sales categories such as chilled food or food to go. However, luckily for motorists, some forecourt stores still pride themselves on offering a decent car care and lubricants range. One such store is Peregrine Retail’s BP Budgens Dunball in Bridgwater, Somerset, which was a finalist in the 2022 Forecourt Trader of the Year awards in the car care category, and winner of the best site in the South West and Wales in the 4mlpa-plus category.

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    BP refreshes Castrol brand


    BP has given its lubricant brand Castrol a brand refresh, including an updated look and feel.

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    Welcome Break launches campaign to encourage drivers to clean up their cars


    Motorway services operator Welcome Break has launched a campaign to encourage drivers to clean up their cars, and has enlisted TV celebrity and self-proclaimed ‘original cleaning Queen’ Kim Woodburn to front it.

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    Halfords lowers prices for motorists


    Halfords has announced a raft of new initiatives to help UK consumers with the rising cost of motoring.

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    Top 50 Indie Ascona Group seals supply deal covering entire estate with Newco Europe UK


    Top 50 Indie Ascona Group has reached an agreement with Newco Europe UK for the supply of car care, truck accessories, AdBlue, oils, lubricants and screenwash across all 59 Ascona forecourt stores.

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    Greenergy expands its offer to dealers through partnership agreement with CDG


    Fuel supplier Greenergy has expanded its dealer offer agreed with Convenience Distribution Group (CDG), distributors of branded products to independent forecourts and the convenience market.

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    Polished performance


    Although you seem to see lots of very new cars on the roads, the age of the average car on the road today is in fact eight years. Of course cars change hands all the time and, in an average car’s lifetime, it will have four owners overall. But whether ...

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    Euro Car Parts cuts plastic usage with new screenwash solution


    Euro Car Parts is claiming it is first to market with an innovative screen wash product capable of cutting plastic waste by up to 80% and also helping to reduce transport emissions. Rather than a single-use container, the Triple QX screen wash solution comes with concentrated tablets and a re-usable ...

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    It’s time to shine


    After the winter months of grit and grime on the road, many people use the warmer weather and longer days of spring to give their cars a spring clean inside and out. "Car care sales are very seasonal," confirms Richard Garrie, area manager for Adam Purves (Galashiels). "Over the winter ...

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    Oils under pressure


    With news that new car sales are likely to fall 5.5% this year, it’s obvious that the average age of the vehicles on our roads is increasing. According to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) report, Vehicles in Use Europe 2017, there were 38.2 million vehicles on the roads in ...

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    What a real Pro!


    The Pro Elite (rrp £59.99) is the latest addition to the Stoplock security lock family. It features a deeper bend when compared to its sister models, to allow for a general increase in steering wheel size and the larger space that’s allocated to airbags. The new Pro Elite also has ...

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    Don’t be fooled by counterfeit lube


    The Verification of Lubricants Specifications (VLS) was set up in 2013 to protect end users and safeguard against counterfeit lubricants. It recommends three simple steps to ensure it can maintain product quality when it comes to car lubricants: Consumers and traders should always ensure that they purchase lubricants from reputable ...

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    A tailored approach


    Tailoring your offer to your individual location is the key to a good car care offer, according to Graham Sims, chairman of Top 50 Indie HKS Retail and he should know as the company has over 70 sites across the country. "It is critical to recognise that each and every ...

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    Enhanced JetMax range suits up to 75% of cars


    Jet has just launched its new enhanced JetMax range of engine oils. Stuart Cufflin, transport and retail contracts manager at the company, explains the rationale behind the enhance-ments: "We first introduced JetMax in 2009 and the products have always been popular across our dealer network, but we wanted to further ...

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    Top gear


    Fraser’s Budgens of Marlborough took the top prize for Best Car Care and Lubricants outlet (sponsored by Convenience Distribution Group CDG) at last year’s Forecourt Trader of the Year awards and it’s easy to see why. The category merits a prime position in the forecourt’s shop opposite the tills so ...

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    Scraping a living


    At this time of year, car care is more about de-icer and screen wash than shampoo and a chamois. Graham Tissiman, sales and marketing manager at the Convenience Distribution Group, advises retailers to make sure they’re adequately stocked up with winter products. "Consumers are usually caught unawares by the weather," ...

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    Pittvale Service Station, Winchester, Hampshire


    GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Pittvale Service Station situated on the busy Romsey Road (A3090) one of the main entry routes into Winchester is just over a mile from the city. FORECOURT: Although set back in a slight hollow by the side of the road, the ...