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Morrisons scraps free air scheme for petrol station customers

Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel at its petrol stations.

Asda's Tonypandy filling station

Asda cuts 3ppl from its diesel prices and 1ppl from petrol

Asda has announced that it will be cutting its fuel prices from tomorrow, June 6.

Essar MPK Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham
MPK's Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham
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Essar expands retail operation into the North East

Essar has expanded its retail operation into the North East with the conversion of MPK’s Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham.

Morrisons Daily on Rontec site
There are now 47 Morrisons Daily stores at Rontec sites
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Rontec boosts pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m

Top 50 Indie Rontec has revealed it increased pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m on turnover of £1.2bn in its accounts for the year to September 30, 2018, which have just been published.

King of the road

Aas the news broke that Rontec was extending its partnership with Morrisons with plans for a further 40 Morrisons Daily convenience stores across its network, I was in the hot seat literally in the back of the car with Rontec's legendary chairman and chief executive, Gerald Ronson, on one of his equally legendary regular site tours. "It's a major development programme between two companies who have a similar 'can do' culture," he says. "We've done 10 Morrisons sites, and the figures so far are encouraging. We're doing another batch of 40, but our network has the potential for at least another 50 from a locational and size point of view potentially we could have up to 100 sites under the Morrisons banner by the end of the year. It should give us another £50-70m turnover. It's keeping the team busy! But it's where I believe this industry is going."

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Hill's Retail Redditch Service Station, Worcestershire

LOCATION: Hill's Retail Redditch Service Station is close to the new town estate of Winyates, in the middle of a large residential area. Situated on the B4497, it is also very close to a large Bristol Street Motors site and a Morrisons superstore that sells fuel.

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