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Tanker drivers offered final deal

The immediate threat of industrial action by the Unite tanker drivers has been averted, as a final set of proposals was put forward in a bid to end the dispute last night.

S&S Motors wins Pro-retail award

Isle of Man retailer S&S Motors was named Forecourt Retailer of the Year at Palmer and Harvey’s annual Pro-retail awards last night.

Name change as Brulines becomes Vianet

Brulines Fuel Solutions is changing it name to Vianet Fuel Solutions (VFS), in line with its parent company Brulines Group, which has been renamed Vianet Group.

Scottish support for plain packaging

A new opinion poll carried out by YouGov showed strong support in Scotland for the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products. When shown an image of a plain pack, twice as many smokers supported a move to sell tobacco products in plain, standardised packaging with the product name in standard lettering as the number of those who were opposed. The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the UK Department of Health are currently consulting on plain packaging after Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley’s official announcement on April 16.
 
The Poll was based on survey of 1,055 adults in Scotland and the results were
 

Smart app from Keyfuels

Leading fuel card and fuel management solutions provider Keyfuels has enhanced the service it provides its customers by creating a Site Locator application for smart phones that directs users to their nearest Keyfuels filling station.

Paypoint spots Anglo-Scots divide on ATM usage

ATM provider PayPoint, which operates over 2,500 ATMs nationwide, has identified significant differences in the way customers in Scotland use a cash machine.

‘Something for tonight’ shopping mission is vital to convenience, says Diageo research

Operators of convenience stores need to cash in on the fact that 93% of shopping trips in the convenience channel are for the ‘something for tonight’ mission, according to new research by Diageo GB.

Retail scholarships up for grabs

Independent retailers are urged to apply for the chance to win eight exclusive scholarships at the prestigious Oxford Summer School Academy level worth more than £2,000 each.

Unite to resume talks at Acas and re-ballot Hoyer tanker drivers

Unite will return to talks at Acas on Monday April 23 as well as re-ballot more than 530 tanker drivers working for Hoyer Petrolog in a dispute over minimum standards.

Current deal offered tanker drivers is the limit, says Wincanton

Wincanton has said the proposals offered to Unite represent the limit of what it can agree and believes all balloted tanker drivers should be given the chance to have their say.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.4464.90137.85126.18
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London130.54139.65126.88
North East128.54136.77124.41
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