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Police presence at Total site works for everyone

Total is paying for a mobile police station that has been set up on one of its forecourts to combat anti-social

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Shot in the arm

It's not often that a new product category comes along that's ideal for your trading sector but that's exactly what's happened with energy shots. They're the little brother to energy drinks smaller and easier to consume and ideal for placing next to the till. For consumers they offer instant energy and, for retailers, instant profits.

Glass act

If you're lucky enough to have an off licence in your forecourt store, you need to make the most of it. That means stocking the big brands that your customers will immediately recognise the ones that are advertised. You may not be able to compete with the grocery mults on 'pile it high, sell it cheap' beer promotions but you can offer the names that your customers know, and it will be convenient for them to pick up a nicely chilled four-pack from your store.

Light my fire

One thing's for certain this summer: nobody knows what the weather will bring. But whether it's a heatwave or a wash-out, forecourts are perfectly placed to profit from the unpredictability of the great British summer. And that includes having products for those impromptu barbecues.

Murco adds four more sites to its network in Scotland

Murco Petroleum is expanding its Scottish network with four more sites,

Last chance to push for rates rethink

RMI Petrol is urging retailers to continue piling pressure on their MPs as the April 1 business rates deadline looms.

Jet winners aim high with award

Jet has announced the winners of its annual Aim Hi awards, which recognise commitment to offering friendly, efficient and safe service in the local

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Forecourt friends get in the pink for charity

During the floods that hit Cumbria last November, staff at Fairfield Garage in Cockermouth went out of their way to

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 1 June 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.14121.84107.50
North East110.9563.90125.31105.73
North West111.56121.79106.78
Northern Ireland108.93114.90103.65
South East113.3559.90123.22108.19
South West112.0958.90123.24106.99
West Midlands112.32122.47107.23
Yorkshire & Humber111.71121.15106.44

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