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This month Jac covers credit ratings, coffee and dodgy pound coins

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Don't panic - but prepare for a drought, says Wilcomatic

Car wash operators should not panic unduly about the current drought but they should prepare, as those with water recycling should be in a much better position than those without, said Wilcomatic managing director Kevin Pay.

Arvato transforms Texaco card loyalty programme

Arvato has developed and implemented a bespoke loyalty platform for Valero Energy's Texaco-branded Star Rewards card-based customer loyalty programme.

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Could you be the next victim of bulk fuel theft? It's not as unlikely as it sounds! Recently it's become more common for organised criminals to steal thousands of litres from underground storage tanks while sites are closed. BOSS shares data and intelligence on this issue with police forces, in particular West Midlands, West Mercia and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG). So far 11 people have been arrested, three are serving prison terms and eight more are held pending court proceedings.

Shell chooses Franklin as supplier partner

Shell International Petroleum has named Franklin Fueling Systems as a one-stop-shop for its global retail fuel system needs.

New look for FuelPos

Fuel retailing solutions provider Tokheim has given its FuelPos point-of-sale system a new graphical user interface. The new look is a shift away from FuelPos's traditional blue screen to a more modern, sleek design.

Brulines updates oldest forecourt in Europe

Brulines Fuel Solutions (BFS) has helped bring Europe's oldest working petrol station back to life, after a flooding problem caused the Riddelsdell Brothers petrol station to close to forecourt customers for the first time in its 112-year history.

Awards: Time to shine!

It's launchtime for the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2012. The awards are the showcase for the petrol retailing industry recognising and rewarding those businesses at the leading edge of their profession; that continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

Collection pointers

Getting involved with the burgeoning online trade may not be an obvious consideration for forecourt retailers the business is, after all, geared around drivers on the go and convenience shopping.

Retailer profile: Steve Highland

Fighting fires, responding to accidents and rescuing animals is all in a day's work for Steve Highland. As well as operating two busy forecourts in Cambridgeshire, Steve has been a retained firefighter for 20 years; a role that gets him up at all hours of the night or day.

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

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