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    SOFT DRINKS: Show off your softer side

    2022-08-04T15:47:00Z

    We look at some of the latest soft drinks trends.

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    Ready for growth

    2022-08-04T15:31:00Z

    Costa Coffee has been busy over the last few weeks giving away free cold drinks to Costa Club loyalty club members – and the good news is that this included those using its Costa Express machine.

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    Fresh summer savings at Nisa

    2022-08-04T15:28:00Z

    Nisa’s current Midweek Meal solution is providing consumers with healthy meal ingredients that won’t break the bank.

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    FOCUS ON WET STOCK: Peace of mind

    2022-07-28T15:16:00Z

    Over the last 20 years, the fuel retailing industry has become more technologically advanced, and retailers now have access to a vast array of wet-stock management and tank-gauging products and services. 

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    Penelope makes first-ever pitstop at Northway Garage

    2022-07-18T14:19:00Z

    A baby girl made her way into the world via a grass verge next to Northway Garage in Bishopston, Swansea last week (July 12).

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    SHOP FOCUS: The value seekers

    2022-07-07T14:25:00Z

    Prices at the pumps have gone through the roof but so too have prices at the supermarkets. 

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    TECH TALK: You’ve invested in the tech, now make the most of it

    2022-06-23T14:49:00Z

    Despite the challenges of the last few years, one market that has continued to grow exponentially is electric vehicles – EV passenger car sales increased by 186% in 2020 and continued on this trajectory throughout 2021, when more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were sold than the previous five years combined (2016 – 2020).

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    The advent of ‘charging anxiety’ shows retailers need a good maintenance regime to keep charging points up and running

    2022-06-23T14:49:00Z

    Easily accessible charging away from home or the workplace is essential to support the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and an excellent charging experience is paramount to gaining and keeping customers happy.

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    FOCUS ON PUMP-TOP PROMOTIONS: Plugged-in sales

    2022-06-06T15:02:00Z

    Just when you thought you had all the charging cables known to man – one for your car, another for your bedroom, one for kitchen – there comes news that might send you into a spin. Apparently Apple may be changing its charging cable again – from the lightning connection to the USB-C. 

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    FOCUS ON RETAIL TECH: The route to (h)appiness

    2022-06-06T14:32:00Z

    Snappy Shopper says its mission is to ensure that retailers are educated about the benefits of an online presence and how to grow their customer base by developing an omnichannel business, using its technology.

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    FOCUS ON PROTEIN: Weighing in

    2022-06-01T15:40:00Z

    Snacking hasn’t changed, but what consumers snack on has. 

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    HFSS: the rules so far

    2022-06-01T15:40:00Z

    When it comes to the new HFSS (high fat, salt and sugar) regulations and whether he’s worried about them, Goran Raven who owns Raven’s Budgens in Abridge, Essex, answers “yes and no”.

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    FOCUS ON TOBACCO: The big switch

    2022-05-31T20:30:00Z

    If you go onto the NHS website there is a section all about using e-cigarettes to give up smoking. It states that in the UK, e-cigs are tightly regulated for safety and quality and although not completely risk free, they carry a “small fraction of the risk of cigarettes”

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    SHOP TALK: Three cheers for Her Majesty the Queen

    2022-05-05T15:44:00Z

    Not only is Queen Elizabeth II our longest reigning monarch, but she is also the reason for an extra Bank Holiday. You’ll all be aware that the Spring Bank Holiday has been moved to early June and added to a special Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday to give people a four-day weekend (June 2-5).

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    Refreshed vision at DSL boosts future growth opportunities

    2022-05-05T15:44:00Z

    Future-focused and evolving as a business to meet market demands, DSL Group rejuvenated its senior management team approximately 18 months ago to include the third generation of The Landa Family and bought in a new managing director, Edward Chary. 

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    Come and see us at The Forecourt Show!

    2022-04-20T16:11:00Z

    The Forecourt Show is set to return to the NEC, Birmingham next week (April 25–27) as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, bringing the very best from across key industries back together for an unrivalled three days of trends, innovation, networking and insight.

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    FOCUS ON SOFT DRINKS: Thirst class sales

    2022-04-07T13:58:00Z

    We’re fast approaching peak soft drinks season when the warmer weather encourages more consumers to swap their hot drinks for cold ones.

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    FOCUS ON FOOD TO GO: A passion for pizza

    2022-04-07T13:35:00Z

    Such is the UK population’s love of pizza that during the first Covid outbreak in January to April 2020, the most searched food and drink term on Google was ‘pizza’, closely followed by ‘takeaway near me’ then ‘takeaways (Pi Datametrics).

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    Beware of forecourt cyber attacks, warns TSG

    2022-03-31T15:33:00Z

    The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the use of digital tools in fuel retail outlets across the world, particularly contactless payment systems, leaving some operations more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to Steve Watts, sales director of TSG Solutons.

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    Eight things you need to know about Healthier Snacking

    2022-03-03T11:23:00Z

    This year the biggest driver to health for c-store customers won’t be a new diet or the desire to fit into their old jeans – it’ll be Her Majesty’s Government.