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  • JTI offers to take back cigarettes as menthol ban comes into force
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    JTI offers to take back cigarettes as menthol ban comes into force

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    With the one-year sell-through period for non-compliant Track Trace and Menthol Capsule cigarettes coming to an end today, JTI has made a commitment to take back stock held by retailers. Ross Hennessy, sales vice president UK, JTI, said: “After listening to feedback from trade customers ...

  • Landmark ruling on ATM business rates welcomed
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    Landmark ruling on ATM business rates welcomed

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    The long-running dispute over the rating of ATM machines is over following a ruling today (20th May) by the UK Supreme Court on whether ATM facilities, both inside and outside of stores, should be separately assessed for business rates. The answer is no. A panel of five justices ...

  • ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector
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    ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    The challenges faced by retailers and colleagues since the lockdown, and the changes that they have made in store to keep their communities going are revealed in findings from a survey by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey shows that while two thirds of ...

  • Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail
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    Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    The Ascona Group has agreed to all its 37 sites being supplied by Nisa Retail. The Top 50 Indie, based in Pembrokeshire, agreed terms just ahead of the outbreak of Covid-19, but that has not hampered the transition of the first 12 stores moving across to Nisa. The ...

  • Introduction of E10 welcomed by UK fuel distributors
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    Introduction of E10 welcomed by UK fuel distributors

    2020-05-19T00:00:00Z

    The introduction of E10 petrol has received the full support of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), the trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, which has submitted its views on the government’s consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol at filling stations across the UK. ...

  • New information hub provides overview of motorway services
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    New information hub provides overview of motorway services

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    A new online hub providing an overview of motorway service areas (MSAs) across England has been launched to help HGV drivers and other people making essential journeys during the lockdown. The site , which is provided by Highways England, shows whether the MSAs are open and what facilities they are ...

  • Euro Garages starts reopening Starbucks and Subway outlets
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    Euro Garages starts reopening Starbucks and Subway outlets

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Euro Garages has extended the gradual reopening of some of its food-to-go outlets to Starbucks and Subway, after starting the process with KFC two weeks ago. Ilyas Munshi, group commercial director, said the company was starting with drive-thru and delivered services, with a takeaway service to follow. He said the ...

  • Thieves cut into forecourt ATM in Northern Ireland to steal cash
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    Thieves cut into forecourt ATM in Northern Ireland to steal cash

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Detectives investigating the theft of money from an ATM at a petrol station in Armagh, Northern Ireland, are appealing for information and witnesses. Chief inspector Tim Flanigan said: “We received a report at around 2.30pm on 13 May that an ATM building at a service station on the ...

  • ACS reminds retailers menthol tobacco banned from next week
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    ACS reminds retailers menthol tobacco banned from next week

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is reminding retailers about the upcoming ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes which comes into force in next week, despite the ongoing situation with the coronavirus outbreak. ACS advises that retailers will still be allowed to sell cigarettes described as “green” or with ...

  • Government accused of bias against hydrogen buses
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    Government accused of bias against hydrogen buses

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Industry leaders, campaign groups and academics have challenged the Government’s “deliberate” and “misjudged” bias against hydrogen buses in its pursuit of decarbonising public transport. Spearheaded by Jacob Young MP, chair of the Hydrogen All Party Parliamentary Group, a letter has been sent to transport secretary Grant Shapps saying a ...

  • Ex-McDonald’s director joins Engenie to enhance EV charging
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    Ex-McDonald’s director joins Engenie to enhance EV charging

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Rapid electric vehicle charging specialist Engenie, has appointed former global product director at McDonald’s, James Wehner, as its new chief technology officer (CTO), to make EV charging as easy as possible. During his five years at McDonald’s, Wehner was responsible for designing and introducing McDonald’s’ revolutionary digital self-service kiosks, ...

  • PRA calls for clampdown on ’non-compliant’ hand car washing
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    PRA calls for clampdown on ’non-compliant’ hand car washing

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has called on the government for an urgent clamp-down on the re-opening of “endemically non-compliant” hand car washes (HCW) following the lockdown. Earlier this month chairman Brian Madderson wrote to Secretary of State Alok Sharma about the “reliability of this sector to adhere to the clear guidance ...

  • Certas Energy launches online support for Gulf and Pace dealers
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    Certas Energy launches online support for Gulf and Pace dealers

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy has launched Certas Energy Dealer Rewards, a new online resource that offers free access to personal wellbeing tools, learning courses and discounts from leading brands. Certas Energy Dealer Rewards provides tailored wellbeing programmes to help forecourt retailers and their employees to improve their personal wellbeing. The ...

  • Moto starts to reopen Burger King restaurants for takeaway service
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    Moto starts to reopen Burger King restaurants for takeaway service

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator Moto is to re-open 27 of its Burger King restaurants for take-away service only. Eight sites opened on Thursday (14 May), initially just for HGV drivers, to give Moto an opportunity to ensure safe working practices for restaurant teams and customers. A further 17 restaurants are ...

  • MFG displays “Thank You NHS” banner at all of its sites
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    MFG displays “Thank You NHS” banner at all of its sites

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is visibly showing its support for the NHS, carers and all essential workers by displaying a big “Thank You” banner at all of its 900-plus forecourts throughout the UK. William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer, said: “MFG is very proud of the role our stations are ...

  • Applegreen reveals it is trading above its expectations
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    Applegreen reveals it is trading above its expectations

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Applegreen plc has revealed that all its sites have remained open during the Covid-19 lockdown, and current trading levels are ahead of its expectations for the second quarter. It added that the recent easing of movement restrictions in each of its markets has resulted in increased traffic volumes. ...

  • 58.9% fall in spending on fuel in April recorded by Barclaycard
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    58.9% fall in spending on fuel in April recorded by Barclaycard

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    A 58.9% reduction in spending on fuel in April has been recorded by Barclaycard, which claims to handle nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions. The slump in fuel transactions was the main factor in an overall 7.5% decline in spending on essential items. Supermarkets, ...

  • Moto gives away 4,000 meals to HGV drivers parking overnight
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    Moto gives away 4,000 meals to HGV drivers parking overnight

    2020-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator Moto has given away more than 4,000 meals to HGV drivers during the coronavirus lockdown. The scheme, for HGV drivers parking overnight, was launched two weeks ago and is now averaging more than 250 meals a day from the 24 sites taking part. Drivers ...

  • Convenience is forecourt saviour, says Madderson
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    Convenience is forecourt saviour, says Madderson

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The strength of the convenience offer in the majority of service stations means the forecourt sector should have a good chance of surviving the present pandemic crisis more or less in one piece, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He says everyone is pulling together and has praised the ...

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    Penny Petroleum buys Stannington site

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum has added to its estate with the acquisition of Stannington Service Station in Morpeth. The deal was arranged by Christie Co, and follows a smaller acquisition of Gillens Filling Station in Hartlepool, earlier this year. Stannington was a key strategic purchase to boost ...