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  • Man slashed with a machete on Smethwick forecourt
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    Man slashed with a machete on Smethwick forecourt

    2020-04-29T00:00:00Z

    West Midlands Police officers have arrested five people following a stabbing at a Texaco petrol station in Smethwick on Monday 27 April. Police went to Oldbury Road, shortly before 6pm, after reports that a man in his 20s suffered serious slash wound injuries to his arm. It is believed an ...

  • Sainsbury’s reopens forecourt stores after installing screens
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    Sainsbury’s reopens forecourt stores after installing screens

    2020-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Sainsbury’s has begun reopening its forecourt stores after introducing new safety measures to guard against coronavirus, and says it will have more than 100 in operation by the end of the week. At the start of the coronavirus lockdown the supermarket group closed all its forecourt stores, introducing payment ...

  • Certas Energy sites offer free hot drinks to NHS and emergency workers
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    Certas Energy sites offer free hot drinks to NHS and emergency workers

    2020-04-28T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy is offering free hot drinks to all NHS and emergency service workers visiting its petrol stations across the country to support the tireless efforts of the UK’s blue light services. Workers can receive their free hot drink by presenting their work ID or Blue Light Card at ...

  • Less use of cars after lockdown, according to new AA poll
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    Less use of cars after lockdown, according to new AA poll

    2020-04-28T00:00:00Z

    One fifth of drivers say they will use their cars less once the lockdown is over, according to a new AA survey, ‘Life after lockdown’. The AA-Populus poll of nearly 20,000 drivers (polled between April 14 – 20) revealed that: 22% will drive less (increasing to 24% of those ...

  • Demand for quality food and drink grows, but price still key
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    Demand for quality food and drink grows, but price still key

    2020-04-27T00:00:00Z

    Quality is the fastest-growing shopper need, yet price remains either the primary or secondary need across all dayparts, according to HIM and MCA Insight’s latest Channel Pulse findings - a measure of weekly shopper and consumer behaviour across all UK food and drink channels. Quality as a key ...

  • Kay Group praises PRA help to avoid car-wash closure
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    Kay Group praises PRA help to avoid car-wash closure

    2020-04-27T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has been praised by the Blackburn-based Top 50 independent, the Kay Group Ltd, following the enforced closure of one of its car wash operations by the local Environmental Health Officer. Paul Blackmore, The Kay Group’s non-executive chairman, said the company greatly appreciated Brian Madderson’s intervention when it ...

  • ACS issues retailer guidance for staff coronavirus testing
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    ACS issues retailer guidance for staff coronavirus testing

    2020-04-27T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has developed a template letter that retailers can use to communicate with staff over email, post or display in staff rooms about how to self-refer for coronavirus testing, following the extension of the scheme to include all key workers experiencing symptons. ACS ...

  • JCB heir plans 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet
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    JCB heir plans 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet

    2020-04-27T00:00:00Z

    Plans for a UK-built, 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet across the country, have been revealed by JCB heir Jo Bamford, in a move he hopes can lead the nations’ economic recovery. Bamford said his plans are “an ideal option for a Government that needs to boost UK manufacturing at this ...

  • Roadchef steps up services to support truckers
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    Roadchef steps up services to support truckers

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area (MSA) operator Roadchef is stepping up its services to ensure that HGV drivers are supported during the Covid-19 crisis. HGV drivers are driving for longer periods of time per day following the Department for Transport’s announcement that it will extend drivers’ daily limit from nine to ...

  • Moto offering free food to HGV drivers who park overnight
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    Moto offering free food to HGV drivers who park overnight

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator Moto Hospitality is recognising the contribution HGV drivers are making during the Coronavirus lockdown by offering them free food and extending free parking periods. The free food scheme has been launched at 10 of the company’s sites that are most popular with truck drivers and will ...

  • Police release CCTV image in bid to catch prosecco thief
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    Police release CCTV image in bid to catch prosecco thief

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Hertfordshire Police officers investigating a theft from a service station in Mill End have released an image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries. It happened at the M S Simply Food store at the BP filling station on Uxbridge Road between ...

  • InstaVolt named best charging point network for multiple brands
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    InstaVolt named best charging point network for multiple brands

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    InstaVolt has been named as the best electric vehicle charging network for multiple brands in 2020 in the first chargepoint survey by Auto Express. In its Driver Power customer satisfaction rankings, the motoring magazine also gave InstaVolt its “Recommended” award. Tesla’s manufacturer-specific network, available only to Tesla drivers, ...

  • ACS welcomes laws giving greater protection to tenants
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    ACS welcomes laws giving greater protection to tenants

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Legislation that will protect businesses against aggressive rent collection tactics by landlords during the coronavirus lockdown has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The government will temporarily ban the use of statutory demands and winding up orders where companies cannot pay their bills due to coronavirus, to ...

  • Expert panel at free tobacco webinar
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    Expert panel at free tobacco webinar

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Meet the panellists who will be answering your questions at the free webinar on the future of the tobacco category, being hosted by Forecourt Trader and its sister brands Convenience Store and The Grocer on May 5. With the impending ban on menthol and capsule cigarettes, and with adult ...

  • Hoyer fuel tanker drivers trained to support NHS oxygen deliveries
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    Hoyer fuel tanker drivers trained to support NHS oxygen deliveries

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Drivers employed as part of Hoyer’s UK Petrolog fuel tanker delivery team have received training to deliver medical grade oxygen to NHS hospitals treating patients with Covid-19. The potential deployment comes after the company approached the Government to see how it could both support the national effort to fight ...

  • New material offers prospect of cheaper hydrogen vehicles
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    New material offers prospect of cheaper hydrogen vehicles

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    A new material could give a significant boost to development of hydrogen-powered vehicles, according to the scientists who have invented it. It acts like a sponge and is able to hold and release large quantities of the gas at lower pressure and cost. The aluminium-based material has tiny pores, and ...

  • EG Group competitor drops bid for Caltex Australia
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    EG Group competitor drops bid for Caltex Australia

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    The Canadian convenience store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard has withdrawn from the competition to buy the Australian fuel retailer and refiner Caltex Australia, but there has been no update from Euro Garages parent EG Group, which has made a rival bid. In a statement, Alimentation Couche-Tard said it was withdrawing ...

  • ACS publishes advice on how to process volunteer transactions
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    ACS publishes advice on how to process volunteer transactions

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    New guidance to help convenience retailers to support customers who are grocery shopping on behalf of others during the COVID-19 outbreak has been published by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). It has been developed to advise convenience retailers about best practice on offering and processing “card not present” ...

  • ACS calls for change to grant so more petrol stations will qualify
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    ACS calls for change to grant so more petrol stations will qualify

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging the Government to change the eligibility for its business grant support so it takes in more petrol filling stations. When the Chancellor announced the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant to help businesses through the coronavirus lockdown, the upper threshold for eligibility ...

  • Retailers reminded about coming ban on menthol cigarettes
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    Retailers reminded about coming ban on menthol cigarettes

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is reminding retailers about the upcoming ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes which comes into force next month. From May 20, it will be an offence for manufacturers to produce menthol cigarettes and retailers to sell menthol cigarettes as part of the European ...