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Defending their territory

07 June, 2007
Itís great to see the petrol retailing community getting a few campaigns together and defending their territory. Itís about time. First off Ė the Garagewatch campaign to encourage more post offices to be sited on forecourts, rather than lose them forever.
Everyone loves their local post office Ė whether itís popping in to buy stamps, do money/foreign currency things, ask questions about passports and driving licences, or post letters and awkward parcels. Anyway itís much better going to your local post office than going to the centre of town and waiting for hours in a huge queue of morose-looking people whoíve probably had to take a day off to get their Christmas stamps. It may not be an earth-shattering business in terms of profit, but the extra traffic it creates and built-in endearment to the locals must be priceless, particularly for rural locations.Weíve also got the new Car Wash Campaign Group (see page 12), which was launched last month and wants to provide a collective voice for the car wash industry. We all remember those pictures of a determined-looking David Charman standing by his bore-hole. Now, as chairman, he is the driving force behind the new group and deserves your support.Then thereís Tony Boorman who rang the Daily Express to give him a piece of his mind. Good on him! Meanwhile I hope youíve all got your entries in for the Forecourt Trader awards Ė judging starts later this month...

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 19 March 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands122.46131.58119.60
North East121.7959.90131.53118.66
North West122.0658.80129.31118.83
Northern Ireland121.4469.90127.23119.16
South East123.2769.90131.23120.66
South West122.83128.65119.82
West Midlands121.83129.90119.22
Yorkshire & Humber121.66129.86118.80

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