All articles by Merril Boulton – Page 4

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    Parkfoot Garage launches online shopping service


    Award-winning independent forecourt convenience business Parkfoot Garage has launched a new online shopping service, offering all its customers ‘no contact’ next-day delivery or collection.

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    Awards deadline extended


    Struggling to get your entry in on time for this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards? Great news – we have extended the deadline by a few days to Tuesday, September 1. That gives you some extra time to put the finishing touches to your entry, to ensure you have the best chance of success at the industry’s most prestigious awards.

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    Forecourt Trader back in print next month, plus new digital platform


    Forecourt Trader will be back in print in September following a period of digital-only issues through the lockdown.During this time we have been busy reviewing how we can continue to provide the brand’s long-established, market-leading information to meet the changing needs of the fuel retailing community.

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    New FTG pizza solution from Chicago Town


    A new self-serve hot pizza-to-go solution from frozen pizza brand Chicago Town has just been launched into convenience. Following successful trials with leading multi-site operators including regional Spar group, James Hall, the self-serve FTG concept is now available to the wider convenience and forecourt marketplace.

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    Trebor’s ‘Cash in a flash’ promotion returns


    Leading mint brand Trebor is bringing back its ‘Cash in a Flash’ consumer promotion for a second year, offering shoppers the chance to win a range of cash prizes including a jackpot of £1,000. The promotion is live from this month and is running across the full Trebor singles range, with bespoke point-of-sale materials designed to excite and engage shoppers.

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    Work starts on £3m redevelopment of Central England Co-op’s Lichfield site


    Work is set to begin in the coming weeks on the transformation of Central England Co-op’s Boley Park Food Store and service station in Lichfield as part of an investment worth over £3 million. Soon customers and members will see the start of efforts to create a brand new store, revamped petrol station, a large unit that will house a gym and two further retail units.

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    Swarco eVolt extends EV charging network to support taxis


    Swarco eVolt is expanding the Swarco E.Connect EV charging network with the addition of 14 rapid chargers in Kent for registered taxis and private hire vehicles to help encourage further uptake of electric vehicles while supporting the local authority’s clean air strategy.

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    Gulf and McLaren brands united at British Grand Prix in new strategic partnership


    McLaren and Gulf Oil International Ltd have announced a multi-year strategic partnership which will see Gulf partner with world-famous race team McLaren Racing and luxury supercar company McLaren Automotive.

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    Gardner Garages adds another Texaco site


    Independent forecourt operator Gardner Garages Limited has signed another site to the Texaco brand. The addition of City Service Station in Hereford brings the current number of Texaco-supplied sites run by the family-run business to four. Their first site - Gardner General Garage in Huntley - joined more than 20 years ago

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    Prax Group to acquire Total’s Lindsey Oil Refinery


    The Prax Group has signed an agreement with Total to purchase Lindsey Oil Refinery and its associated logistic assets, with the deal subject to the conditions of sale being met.

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    Monster simulator promotion launched by CCEP


    Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled a new promotion to support its Monster Energy range, giving gaming enthusiasts the chance to win a Monster-branded racing simulator.

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    Obesity strategy could challenge key local stores, says ACS


    A national obesity strategy must consider the impact on small stores providing a key service to local communities, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) said today following the release of government plans to ban ‘buy one get one free’ promotions and restrict the siting of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products.

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    Leeds Skelton Lake Motorway Services welcomes more brand openings


    Leeds Skelton Lake Services, the new motorway service area operated by Extra MSA Group at junction 45 of the M1, has welcomed some of the UK’s most popular food and beverage brands, as more shops and restaurants open for business.

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    Swarco to add five EV charge points in Basildon and Rochford


    Swarco eVolt is set to add five more electric vehicle charging points on its Swarco E.Connect network at key locations across Basildon and Rochford to support the uptake of electric vehicles by local taxi fleets.

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    New EV transport model aims to drive charge-point investment in NW


    A new transport model designed to anticipate and map electric vehicle (EV) uptake across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales has been unveiled by electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.

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    Moto trials 8ppl fuel price cut to tempt more drivers to fill up


    Motorway services operator Moto Hospitality is trialling an 8ppl fuel price cut at five of its forecourts as it aims ”to deliver value to motorist during these difficult economic times”.

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    Pepsico links with Bestway in ‘YAYcation’ retailer prize draw


    Pepsico is looking to upgrade the nation’s staycations to YAY-cations with its biggest ever summer campaign, including a national retailer campaign with Bestway and a range of shopper communications.

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    2.51 billion extra business miles travelled in June shows green shoots of recovery, says Allstar


    Customer data analysis by Allstar Business Solutions reveals the easing of lockdown has prompted the green shoots of recovery in business travel, with an estimated 2.51 billion extra miles travelled by businesses in June compared to May – up 30.2% month-on-month.

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    13 million drivers heading for UK holiday by car


    Thirteen million UK drivers are opting for a UK holiday travelling by car this summer, according to new research from vehicle servicing and repair company Kwik Fit.

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    Grant Shapps highlights ‘green’ opportunity of Covid-19, as LowCVP changes focus to ‘zero’ carbon


    Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps believes the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate development of clean technologies.