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April

New look for biscuits

The Burton's Biscuit Company is targeting the special occasions market with a relaunch of its Cadbury biscuit range. This includes a new pack design across the five-strong range (Cadbury Caramel, Crunchie, Dairy Milk, Bournville and Turkish). The relaunch is backed by a £600,000 advertising and PR campaign.

Cutting edge support

Gillette is showing its support for Team GB at London 2012 with the launch of a limited-edition Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor in gold.

Day in the life: Arthur Renshaw

I guess I'm fortunate to work in an industry which is constantly changing as this brings new challenges every day! Having been in it since 1975 I've seen most things but there are still surprises that come out of left field like the Rontec deal. It also helps that lots of the people in our 'forecourt sector' family are good fun to work with they work hard and play hard and they are genuinely interested in the future of our industry.

Panic stations

Chaos took hold on Britain's forecourts last month as motorists followed confusing advice issued by government ministers to keep their tanks topped up, with one even suggesting using jerry cans.

Fuel supplies should return to normal before Easter says UKPIA

Fuel deliveries to filling stations should return to normal levels before Easter, according to UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK which sources up to 90% of the UK's transport fuels.

Poking fun at petrol panickers becomes internet sensation

A photo of a man poking fun at panicking petrol buyers has become the latest internet sensation.

Ram raiders damage Asda site

Ram raiders have caused around £50,000-worth of damage to a kiosk at an Asda forecourt in Tipton in the West Midlands. They used a stolen Mitsubishi Shogun for the raid, which happened at 3.20am on March 27.

Midcounties Co-op to buy Top 50 Indie Harry Tuffins

Top 50 Indie Harry Tuffins has agreed to sell its network of forecourts and convenience stores to the Midcounties Co-operative Society.

RMI Petrol calls for urgent meeting with DECC

RMI Petrol has called for an urgent meeting with Secretary of State Ed Davey to discuss the current fuel crisis and medium and long-term strategy for the forecourt industry.

Unite opens talks with Acas this Wednesday

Unite the union will begin substantive talks with conciliation service Acas in a bid to resolve the oil tanker drivers’ dispute this Wednesday.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 January 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East133.4167.40141.10128.52
East Midlands132.93141.67128.44
London133.0565.90142.23128.80
North East131.55139.57126.67
North West132.1066.90140.54127.58
Northern Ireland129.82134.61125.46
Scotland132.65139.08127.50
South East133.80141.93129.03
South West132.9567.90139.13128.12
Wales132.1064.90137.03127.13
West Midlands132.7866.57142.07128.26
Yorkshire & Humber131.9963.90141.14127.34

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