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IFFE is a must for indies

The launch of Indie 5000, the project that targets single-site dealers or those with a handful of sites, is backed by an industry dinner at IFFE 2011 on Sunday February 27 as well as special presentations at the show. These include:

Survey says Tesco is top

Supermarket giant Tesco is the UK's favourite fuel retailer according to a new survey of motorists conducted by independent market analyst Datamonitor.

Mary Portas at Pro-Retail

New initiatives designed to showcase best-in-class retailing practice will feature alongside traditional favourites at Palmer and Harvey's Pro-Retail 2011.

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Results of this month's online poll:

Is running a good convenience store business the only way for petrol retailers to survive in this current climate of high fuel prices?

Tobacco display ban is delayed in Scotland

Scotland's implementation of the tobacco display ban, due to come into force for larger retailers on October 1, will be delayed because of an ongoing legal challenge.

Cost of alcohol move branded unrealistic

The government has missed an opportunity to impose a realistic ban on the sale of below-cost alcohol, as the definition of the cost of alcoholic drinks announced last month will do nothing to prevent the very cheap supermarket promotions that such a ban is intended to address, says the FWD.

Staff turn blind eye to retail crime

One in 10 retail employees has committed a crime or failed to report a crime committed by colleagues against their employer in the last 12 months, reveals new research by G4S Secure Solutions.

Fuel prices hurt charities

Volunteer drivers say the cost of fuel is putting charities at risk. Drivers have warned charity chiefs that the 40p per mile allowance cannot cover the cost of using their own cars.

Ray of hope

Chancellor George Osborne has given the forecourt industry and UK motorists a glimmer of hope by saying he is considering cancelling the fuel duty increase due to take effect in April.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 6 April 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands116.69123.64110.94
North East114.52128.57108.80
North West115.5869.90124.67110.44
Northern Ireland112.26105.71
South East117.76127.48112.59
South West116.50123.98110.63
West Midlands116.74130.15110.50
Yorkshire & Humber115.67119.64110.20

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