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OPW and Petroman strike global licensing deal

OPW Fueling Components EMEA has signed a new global licensing agreement with Petroman in which OPW will produce and market all components of the Total Vapour Solution (TVS) vapour-recovery system under the OPW brand.

High fuel prices force a third of families to cut visits to relatives

Family get-togethers are being pushed to the wayside by the rising cost of motoring, reveals a new study from Hyundai out today.

PRA calls on government to follow France in fuel price cuts

The RMI Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) is urging the UK government to follow France in cutting fuel prices.

Fuel economy boost for used-car buyers

Three-year-old cars released onto the used car market from tomorrow (September 1) will boost new owners’ fuel economy on average by 7%, saving them around £88 a year, says the AA.

Chelmsford Star Co-op buys family forecourt business

A petrol filling station and c-store business that has been owned by the same family for over 50 years has been sold to the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society for just under £2m by property advisers Christie & Co.

FairFuelUK urges government to follow French lead and cut fuel taxes to boost economy

Fuel price campaigning group FairFuelUK is calling on the government to follow France in cutting petrol and diesel prices to drive the UK economy into growth.

Local shops among hardest working professionals in Britain, says ACS

Figures released from the upcoming ACS Local Shop Report have revealed that small shopkeepers are amongst the hardest working professionals in Britain, with most putting in more than 50 hours a week.

Act now to stop beer fraud, says FWD

The government must immediately tackle the growth of beer duty fraud and treat wine as a separate issue, or legitimate wholesalers and retailers will be forced out of business by illegal beer distributors, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has warned.

Shell opts for Nice customer-centric system

Nice Systems has announced that the retail division of Shell UK Oil Products is using the Nice Fizzback Voice of the Customer (VoC) solution to help the company take a more customer-centric approach across its retail fuel business. The solution gathers feedback in real time from various channels, with a focus on mobile, from across the entire UK Shell-owned retail operation. This allows the company to gain valuable insights from the voice of the customer – driving operations teams to immediately take action to address the customer experience.

PCMS adds fuel and forecourt technology to epos system

Forecourt epos technology is undergoing a high-octane makeover to maximise potential sales within the highly-regulated fuel and convenience environment because margins on petrol and diesel have become so slim, according to John Lewis, the new convenience and fuel manager for retail software provider PCMS.

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As the smaller/family owned independent forecourt businesses continue to be acquired by the big operators, do you think now could be the right time for you to sell up?