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Dragon launches customer loyalty scheme

Independent retailer Dragon Service Stations has a loyalty scheme using Payback Loyalty's software that integrates with the site's CBE forecourt epos system.

OPW milestone

OPW Fueling Containment Systems is celebrating its 15th anniversary in the underground piping business. When first developing its underground piping in 1997, OPW's philosophy was to offer the best fuel pipe in the world by using the best materials in the world. Kynar (PVDF) has always been at the heart of OPW underground piping. With a 50-year track record in the world's most demanding chemical handling applications, Kynar (PVDF) has helped OPW provide its customers with a higher level of protection against pipe deterioration and permeation.

Euro Garages does deal for Fairbanks' service

Wet-stock management provider Fairbanks has entered into an agreement with Euro Garages to provide the Top 50 Indie with a real-time wet-stock management service.

Fraser Group gets fully Kärcher-branded unit

The Fraser Group's BP-branded forecourt in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, has become the UK's first fully branded Kärcher jet wash facility.

Kevin Eastwood

A recent BOSS survey found that forecourt crime is still a major issue for retailers. While drive-offs are the main problem, the number of customers claiming to have 'No means to pay' once they've refuelled has risen considerably. Our Payment Watch scheme was designed to help retailers recover money from these motorists. Some, however, never pay and a number of repeat offenders have been identified.

Cadbury brings Joyville to London for the Olympics

Cadbury, the Official Treat Provider of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is bringing Cadbury House to Hyde Park as part of the BT London Live Experience.

Party with Heineken

Heineken is running an on-pack promotion to help retailers drive their beer sales through the Olympic period. The activity gives consumers the chance to win exclusive VIP tickets to the British Olympic Association's (BOA's) official Team GB Olympics and Paralympics celebration in September. There are runners-up prizes including 40" TVs. The promotion is running on four- and 12-bottle packs of Heineken 330ml while stock lasts, until the closing date on August 20. Heineken's head of off-trade customer marketing Doug Walker said: "Once-in-a-lifetime prizes such as the BOA celebration party tickets will be the hottest party invitations in town this summer, which will help drive shopper interest and purchase and help retailers to increase beer profits."

Packing a crunch

Kellogg's is adding a further flavour to its Rice Krispies Squares range honeycomb crunch. Following the addition of the rocky road flavour earlier this year, honeycomb crunch brings the number of varieties in the range to six.

Imperial's new Profile

Imperial Tobacco's Richmond range has been extended with the launch of Profile compact cigarettes. Compact cigarettes are king size in length but smaller in diameter. The new Profile product therefore has a lower recommended retail price than standard Richmond at £6.50 for 20. Price-marked packs with a £6.50 flash will be available while stocks last.

Price marks on Salsa

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has launched a new price-marked pack of its Salsa hand-rolling tobacco. The £3.25 packs come in multipacks of five.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 23 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East123.5965.90133.69120.59
East Midlands123.11133.47120.13
London124.0063.40135.92121.61
North East121.10133.70118.76
North West121.7164.40131.91118.92
Northern Ireland118.34126.40116.15
Scotland121.39131.84118.22
South East124.2564.90135.17121.48
South West122.8655.90131.66119.83
Wales121.08131.44117.97
West Midlands122.86134.51120.07
Yorkshire & Humber122.1363.90133.53119.07

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