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

Slow burn

Unfortunately the wheels have not come off the lumbering Health Bill and the tobacco display ban that features within it looks likely to go ahead. Last month the House of Lords defeated an amendment to remove the ban from the Bill by 204 votes to 110, and now the Bill will go to the House of Commons for consideration.

Child's play

One in every three shoppers walking into a c-store has at least one child in their household. That's according to figures in Harris International Marketing (Him)'s Convenience Tracking Programme (CTP) 2009. And with suppliers increasingly catering for the kids' market, and parents keen to keep youngsters happy on car journeys, petrol retailers are ideally placed to make the most of this sector.

Home time

As the recession bites, more of us are trading down to cheaper own-label products. And the sector which has seen the most of this is household goods. That's according to the Recession Study March 2009, published by Harris International Marketing (Him), which found that 38% of people said they planned to buy more 'value' own-label products. And the top value item they said they were after was cleaning products.

Kärcher moves into car wash centres

Kärcher UK is introducing a number of initiatives including a revenue-sharing scheme, opening a chain of standalone car wash centres, and launching a new coin-operated jet wash.

Birthday bonanza

Signwaves is celebrating 20 years in the sign and display industry with the introduction of a range of new products.

PayPoint extension

PayPoint and BP Retail have extended their exclusive agreement to provide mobile top-up and other services to BP forecourts.

Vending great service

Westomatic Vending Services is being relaunched with a series of customer-focused initiatives which it says are designed to improve customer service.

Heinz hots up sauce sector

Heinz says it is hotting up the sauces category with the launch of Heinz Twisted Ketchup, its new spicy tomato ketchup range.

A naturally good offer

Snack bar company Nature Valley is inviting consumers to take a pause in their busy day with a brand new national TV campaign.

Easy eating snack appeal

New Mikado is an ultra-thin crunchy biscuit stick covered with smooth milk chocolate, with one end left uncoated to make on-the-go eating even easier.

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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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