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

Simply the Best

Like many independent retailers, Brian Weedon likes to sell local products as well as have a major brand name above his store.

Showing you the way

One of the highlights for petrol retailers visiting this year's Pro-retail show will undoubtedly be the Mace forecourt store. This will be the first time that there will be such a store at the show. The idea is to show visitors "the magic that can be worked in under 700sq ft".

Wilcomatic uses IFFE '10 to launch the Tempest

Wilcomatic used this year's IFFE show to launch a new jet wash called the Tempest, as well as two vacuums and a new air and water tower.

A real time solution

Indigo Retail Technology has entered into a strategic partnership with Edensure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brulines Group.

Handywash system

Car Wash UK launched its Safetveyr handywash automated hand car wash system at this year's IFFE show in Birmingham.

Istobal deal with MRH

Istobal has announced two major contracts with Top 50 Indie retailer MRH (GB) Ltd.

Get your Pizza Now

Food Now has introduced its Pizza Now vending machine which holds over 100 frozen pizzas.

Coke identifies huge soft drink sales opportunity

There is a £1.4bn growth opportunity in the soft drinks market according to Open More Business, Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE's) new category report. Great Britain's per capita soft drinks consumption is currently less than neighbouring countries, such as Ireland and Belgium, so CCE has identified this as a potential growth area. The company says that if each soft drinks' shopper bought one extra drink per fortnight, then it would meet that £1.4bn figure.

Energizer's new look

Energizer aims to simplify battery buying for consumers by using clear performance-related messages to make the category much easier to understand.

Kit Kat's cash prizes

Kit Kat Cross Your Fingers is the brand's biggest promotion for the year. Promotional packs of Kit Kat four finger milk, Chunky milk and Chunky caramel give consumers the chance to win £1,000 a day from May 3 to July 11.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 23 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands123.11133.47120.13
North East121.10133.70118.76
North West121.7164.40131.91118.92
Northern Ireland118.34126.40116.15
South East124.2564.90135.17121.48
South West122.8655.90131.66119.83
West Midlands122.86134.51120.07
Yorkshire & Humber122.1363.90133.53119.07

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