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Widespread interest in Gleaner Oils

Owners at Scottish fuel distributor Gleaner Oils have confirmed there has been considerable interest from potential buyers after it was put up for sale last month.

Government MPs told to vote in favour of Sunday Trading changes

Local shops are urging their MPs to vote down proposals to liberalise Sunday Trading rules across England and Wales.

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Micros Systems to buy Torex

Leading retail technology provider Torex Retail Holdings is to be acquired by Micros Systems, which provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents.

RMI gets provisional 'no' to OFT inquiry into road fuel retailing

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced its provisional decision that it does not plan to launch a market study into UK road fuel retailing at this time.

Case for Sunday trading liberalisation “crumbling” as Lords vote

Local shops have called on Lords to reject moves to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions as figures released by the government fail to make a convincing case for the economic benefits.

Hammer attack at BP forecourt

Armed robbers knocked a forecourt worker unconscious with a hammer in an attack at the Silverdale BP site in Wilford, near Nottingham, on Wednesday morning. 

Shell to partner Costa Express on 550 forecourts

Costa Express and Shell UK have announced a long-term partnership to install Costa Express self-serve coffee bars in more than 550 Shell forecourts in the UK.

Delves family bid emotional farewell to Harry Tuffins

Harry Tuffins managing director Paul Delves said he had “mixed emotions” about leaving the business next Monday following the sale of the Top 50 Indie group to Midcounties Co-op.

Tanker drivers advised to reject proposals following vote at oil trades conference

Tanker drivers have been recommended to reject proposals tabled following eight days of talks at Acas, in a consultative ballot.

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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?