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  • Car bursts into flames on the forecourt of A3 service station
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    Car bursts into flames on the forecourt of A3 service station

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Multiple fire crews were dispatched to Wisley BP service station, off the A3 southbound in Surrey, on Sunday May 24, after a car burst into flames on the forecourt. Three appliances, two pumps and a water carrier, were sent to the scene and officers from Surrey Police also attended. ...

  • Moto reopens Costa drive-thru kiosks and trials store openings
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    Moto reopens Costa drive-thru kiosks and trials store openings

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator Moto has re-opened all of its Costa Coffee drive-thru kiosks and is re-opening two Costa stores at its Wetherby and Cherwell Valley sites. The move follows the successful re-opening of two Costa drive-thrus at Toddington services on the M1, which proved that the outlets could ...

  • NFDA calls on PM to include car dealers in first wave of retail openings
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    NFDA calls on PM to include car dealers in first wave of retail openings

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The Prime Minister has been urged to include automotive retailers in the first wave of non-essential retail reopening in a letter from the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA). Last week, the United Kingdom’s retail motor industry signalled its readiness to get back to work with the publication of new ...

  • Garage overcomes break-in to keep supporting community
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    Garage overcomes break-in to keep supporting community

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Damage caused by burglars who smashed their way into a forecourt shop with a sledgehammer has not deflected the team at a Suffolk service station from supporting their local community during the lockdown. Potters of Framlingham, a rural Jet garage, had already seen fuel volumes fall by 75%, but ...

  • InstaVolt starts work on rapid charging hub on M40
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    InstaVolt starts work on rapid charging hub on M40

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Work has begun just off the M40 in Banbury on building one of the UK’s largest rapid charging hubs. InstaVolt has broken ground for eight CPE250 high-powered chargers, which are scheduled to be switched on in late summer. The site is located just off the M40 at Junction ...

  • Victory as NI forecourts get 12-month business rates holiday
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    Victory as NI forecourts get 12-month business rates holiday

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Forecourts in Northern Ireland will now enjoy a 12-month ‘business rates holiday’ to bring them in line with those in England and Wales, following extensive lobbying by the PRA. News of the extension from three months to 12 was revealed yesterday by the Northern Ireland Finance Minister Conor Murphy. ...

  • Roadchef starts re-opening food and coffee offers
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    Roadchef starts re-opening food and coffee offers

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator, Roadchef, has opened six Costa Drive Thru units - at Strensham, Clacket Lane and Rownhams. Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, Roadchef is also bringing back its Fresh Food Café and Chozen Noodle restaurants at Strensham South, joining WHSmith and Spar which have stayed open ...

  • Welcome Break set to open 72 F&B units by June 4
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    Welcome Break set to open 72 F&B units by June 4

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Welcome Break plans to reopen 72 Starbucks (Café and Drive Thru), KFC and/or Burger King units across its 26 motorway service areas by June 4, as the UK starts to return to work. The company said 32 food and beverage units across 18 motorway service areas have already reopened ...

  • Euro Garages takes lease on petrol station and drive-thru unit
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    Euro Garages takes lease on petrol station and drive-thru unit

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Euro Garages has agreed to lease a petrol filling station and drive-thru unit being developed in Northamptonshire. The roadside convenience site in Rushden will provide amenities to Rushden residents, a local industrial estate and traffic along the A6. The route is the main arterial road connecting Kettering, Wellingborough and ...

  • Pandemic will leave long-term demand for delivery services
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    Pandemic will leave long-term demand for delivery services

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    A permanent shift towards grocery delivery will be one of the legacies of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to HIM MCA Insight. The recently launched HIM MCA Insight UK Recovery Report 2020, says the surge in demand for grocery delivery will continue after the pandemic ends, ...

  • Certas Energy’s parent company reports operating profits growth
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    Certas Energy’s parent company reports operating profits growth

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    DCC, the conglomerate that owns Certas Energy, has reported operating profits up 7.3% to £494.3m for the year to 31 March 2020, on turnover down 3.1% to £14.8bn. Its retail and oil division’s operating profits were up 4.9% to £140m and operating profits for its LPG division were up ...

  • New online service for employers to claim back statutory sick pay
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    New online service for employers to claim back statutory sick pay

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium-size employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees,the Government has announced. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced in the Budget as part of a package of support ...

  • 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 ...