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  • 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 ...

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    in brief

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    consultation period extended The government is extending the consultation period on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible. The new deadline has been extended by two months to 11.45pm on July 29, 2020. ...

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    Brian Madderson slams FairFuelUK over ’sickening’ journalism

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Branding petrol retailers as "damning and criminal" in these challenging times is "sickening" and "desperate knee-jerk journalism", stressed PRA chairman Brian Madderson in response to a tweet and subsequent press release from Howard Cox of FairFuelUK. The FairFuelUK media communications claimed that fuel wholesalers and oil companies were still keeping ...

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    Forecourt boss jailed for four years for fraud

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    A petrol station boss from Birmingham has been jailed for breaching bankruptcy restrictions, making false representations to the Official Receiver and defrauding creditors of more than £1m. Shahzad Tafseer appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on May 1, where he was sentenced to four years imprisonment. His brother, Sajid Asif Ali, ...

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    Kay Group plans new HQ and forecourt in Blackburn

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The Kay Group has applied for planning permission for a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Grimshaw Park Service Station in Blackburn. The Top 50 Indie is to completely demolish the site which is also the company’s headquarters and replace it with a ’unique’ three-storey building and a new ...

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    LSA Oil has big plans for Gulf site in Ramsgate

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    A forecourt owned by the same family for more than 50 years has been sold to LSA Oil, after offers were invited at an asking price of £1.65m. The Gulf site, including a 24-hour Bargain Booze store in Ramsgate, Kent, was sold by the Morrison family, who have decided to ...

  • The Future of Tobacco Retailing webinar is available free on demand
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    The Future of Tobacco Retailing webinar is available free on demand

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Turn next week’s ban on menthol and capsule cigarettes into an opportunity with the help of our insightful webinar which is still available for free on demand. The Future of Tobacco Retailing webinar, hosted by Forecourt Trader and its sister brands Convenience Store and The Grocer, analyses the immediate ...

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    BP appoints Andy Allan to replace Howard Nunn

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    BP has appointed Andy Allen as UK sales manager, replacing Howard Nunn who left the UK business in January to develop BP’s dealer business in China. In his new role, Allen will be responsible for leading BP’s dealer business of about 900 forecourts across the UK. Allen has been with ...

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    Hitachi invests in Gridserve to boost EV adoption

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Hitachi Capital (UK) has announced a multi-million pound investment in Gridserve Sustainable Energy in a deal which aims to revolutionise the UK’s renewable energy sector and accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The partnership will enable Gridserve to develop its UK-wide network of more than 100 Electric Forecourts over the ...