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ACS urges OFGEM to tackle 'bullying'

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called for Ofgem to go further in tackling ‘bullying’ practices adopted by some energy companies against retailers.

Messy business

Now we know why the country's in such a mess, MPs have been so busy fiddling their expenses they don't have their minds on the real game. For example when those hard-working chaps at the Association of Convenience Stores went to visit them recently about the dubiousness of the proposed tobacco display ban, they were probably more focused on whether their expenses had been signed - particularly the silver spoon cleaning and having the hedge trimmed into the shape of a peacock - and whether this cost could be fobbed off onto the taxpayer.

Two new fuel brands come to the UK seeking retailers

Two new brands have entered the UK forecourt market and are looking to recruit more independent retailers. The first

Total offers free assistance

Total is claiming to be the first petrol retailer in the UK to offer its customers free breakdown cover, following the launch of its Total Assistance scheme last month. Launched on the basis that

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== Murco rebrands sites ==

Calanike opts for Esso on nine former BP sites

Top 50 Indie Calanike Retail is rebranding nine BP sites to Esso, with two more sites - both Jet branded - following suit to Esso later in the year. Kenny Webster, managing director of Calanike, which has 19 sites, explained: "We are delighted to be joining forces

New look for Sherlodge

Sherlodge Garage at Lordswood near Chatham in Kent has been rebranded as a Harvest Energy site, replacing Pace.It is the first of many planned re-brands for 2009, according to a spokesman for

Race night is Jet's treat

Jet teamed up with Royal Windsor Racecourse to treat all Armed Forces and NHS staff to a free night at the races last month. "Hosting the six-race event was a way for Jet to demonstrate to service personnel how much they are valued within their local communities," said Patrick Hudson, Jet's marketing manager, retail.

Police investigate scam on Shell site

Customers at one of Shell's leading outlets in the East Midlands have been told it is now safe to use the forecourt after hundreds of people lost cash when their bank cards were cloned. Banks have been contacting motorists who used the Shell Trocadero forecourt, on

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 25 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands111.76123.12106.54
North East110.34125.25104.79
North West111.33119.82106.56
Northern Ireland108.52111.40102.55
South East113.2059.90124.27108.35
South West111.83124.12106.47
West Midlands112.13125.12106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.6957.70121.80105.92

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