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BP adds 11 Moto sites

BP is adding eleven Moto sites to its network by the end of next month.

Retailers get their own Question Time

Forecourt and convenience retailers came out in force last month to attend the inaugural Heart of the Community Seminar organised by the Association of

Susie's pet project for Christmas time

Budgens and Londis stores have been getting into the Christmas spirit by creating their own hampers for the festive season.

in brief

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of a revised Tackling Tobacco Smuggling Strategy which outlines the reorganisation of enforcement against smugglers between the UK Border Agency and HMRC. But it warned there was a need for significant new funding and targets to reduce the market share of illegal tobacco.

Fuel prices - November 26, 2008

Results of this month's online poll:

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Starting Over

It's only a matter of weeks since GNE Group announced it had completed the sale of its fuel retailing subsidiary, Petrol Express.

In the surgery this month - Texaco/Star Market Service Station, Chepstow, Gwent

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Located just off the A48/A466 Larkfield roundabout on one of the main roads to Chepstow town centre is the joint-branded Texaco/Star Market service station. It includes an impressive Countrywide store that has recently undergone a refit.

It's darkest just before dawn

It was good (as always) to read November's Mo'gas column where he quite rightly pointed out that the typical petrol retailer isn't competing with the likes of M&S or Waitrose. And that's because, in effect, the customers using petrol stations do so because they have to - and that therefore this industry shouldn't suffer quite as much as some others during this economic winter. It would be even better if we could follow that up with some heartening figures to provide some relief in this season of good cheer. Unfortunately we can't. Database is producing the worst figures in many years and there's no sign of improvement.

Service Centre with Jac Roper

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 30 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands119.01131.46114.46
North East116.33131.57110.86
North West117.71131.66113.21
Northern Ireland113.94120.90108.13
South East120.0368.90132.46116.19
South West118.30130.34113.27
West Midlands118.8857.90135.85114.78
Yorkshire & Humber117.69131.84113.09

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