All Murco articles – Page 4

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    Murco adds four more sites to its network in Scotland

    2010-03-02T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum is expanding its Scottish network with four more sites, adding to its presence in Scotland’s central belt following its acquisition of seven filling stations from group dealer Brownwright Wall in September 2008. The four new forecourts were previously owned by Express Service ...

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    Big deal for Simply Coffee and Murco

    2010-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Simply Coffee has signed a three-year contract with Murco to provide premium coffee to 130 of its refitted sites. This will be the first time Murco has offered fresh ground coffee to its customers. Murco’s general manager non-fuel, Tony Walker, commented: "We are committed to the best possible customer ...

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    Murco cleans up

    2010-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has chosen Hampshire-based waste management specialist Cleansing Service Group (CSG) for a major forecourt-servicing contract. According to Murco, CSG will be cleaning forecourt and car wash interceptors as well as the silt traps and associated surface and underground drainage channels and gullies. The company also uses mobile ’de-watering’ ...

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    Murco’s IT network means much greater efficiency

    2009-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Murco is moving 62 more of its forecourts over to its state-of-the-art core network to help increase management efficiency. The 62 join 168 other Murco sites in using the Timico-provided network. Umar Bajwa, manager UK networks at Murco Petroleum, explained: "We are expanding our presence in the non-fuel retailing ...

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    Murco signs Costcutter in shop deal

    2009-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Murco has signed a three-and-a-half-year shop supply contract with Costcutter, worth more than £100m a year. Murco’s general manager non-fuel, Tony Walker, commented: "The performance of our shops and their importance to the income of our business has grown rapidly over the past few years. It is therefore vitally ...

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    Murco strengthens store team

    2009-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has strengthened its forecourt shop team with the appointment of Gary Pearce as network manager, shops. Gary takes over from Tony Walker who has moved into a new position of general manager, non fuel. Pearce joins Murco from Costcutter where he was national forecourt sales manager. He ...

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    Murco buys Petrol Express

    2008-10-30T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has confirmed the £51.66 million acquisition of Petrol Express Limited from its parent company GNE Group plc. Earlier this year GNE Group reported a full-year profits jump by 93% to just over £1 million after margins in both shops and fuel improved. GNE chairman David Port, said ...

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    Great Scot for Murco

    2008-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has moved into the Scottish market for the first time by buying seven sites from group dealer Brownwight Wall. The Jet-branded sites are all west of Edinburgh in the West Lothian and Falkirk areas and Murco said it is on the lookout for "further network growth ...

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    Fairbanks teams up with Murco

    2007-09-14T00:00:00Z

    Fairbanks is to provide fuel management services to some of Murco’s UK retail outlets. The company will handle Murco’s wetstock management, including their SIR (Statistical Inventory Reconciliation) service and their new generation real time “ibank” offering. It will concentrate on early leak detection and reducing the instances of over-dispensing meters. ...

  • Costcutter Express/Murco, Eve Hill service station, Dudley, Midlands
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    Costcutter Express/Murco, Eve Hill service station, Dudley, Midlands

    2005-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Eve Hill Service Station, a joint-branded Costcutter Express/Murco site, is at the edge of Dudley in the West Midlands, on busy Wolverhampton Street (B4176). FORECOURT: The site is huge, with a large canopy covering four easily accessed pump points, a car wash, a jet wash and a shop, and still ...

  • Fuelforce site sale gives Murco 57
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    Fuelforce site sale gives Murco 57

    2005-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Fuelforce is being forced to downsize and restructure following a move by one of its investors to sell up and realise it interests in the company. Fifty seven sites have been sold to Murco Petroleum and its US-based parent company, Murphy Oil Corporation. Another 22 are in line to go ...

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    Murco opens 50th site with Costcutter

    2004-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Murco and Costcutter have reached a significant milestone with the opening of their latest forecourt store – in Wallasey Village, Liverpool – the partnership’s 50th and its first venture in the North West of England. As part of the site’s development, the original shop was extended from 400sq ft to ...

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    Murco retailers angered by Blueheath supply deal

    2003-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Murco contract managers have been angered by a move to force them to change their grocery supplier. The problems follow a deal between Murco and internet grocery wholesaler Blueheath to supply its Shopstop and Checkout branded stores (Forecourt Trader, June 2003, p13). The contract managers have complained of late and ...