Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

Special edition

01 July, 2005
Page 47 
Forecourts could generate extra revenue from newspaper and magazine sales through the use of battery-powered news vending machines sited next to their pumps.
The Journal Vending Company’s compact unit measures just 1606mm high x 809mm wide by 352mm deep and is able to vend single copies of newspapers and magazines. It accepts coins, notes and pre-paid subscription cards, plus it gives change.Customers can see what they’re getting thanks to a window, which can show the front/back page double-faced or single-faced with point of sale literature below.It has three supply options: 100v to 240v; accumulator with solar cell; and 12v battery. Michael Ison, managing director at the Journal Vending Company, says: “There are two benefits for forecourts using these machines – firstly they would sell additional newspapers and magazines. Secondly retailers would receive a three-figure rental fee for each vending machine and many forecourts would be suitable for more than one machine.”020 8343 1919



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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 May 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.9360.77140.55130.16
East Midlands135.28141.26129.82
London135.21142.69130.48
North East134.06140.71129.20
North West134.87139.96129.27
Northern Ireland131.95135.90127.71
Scotland135.09139.31129.71
South East135.9463.57142.34130.70
South West135.01139.53129.65
Wales134.52138.23128.74
West Midlands134.83141.89129.64
Yorkshire & Humber134.1257.70141.27129.10

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