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The site in Oxford is large and bright.

New faces

The Maleks have had their work cut out but have succeeded in redeveloping a small site into a sprawling forecourt.

United aims at high society

The distinctive blue and white signage of United Co-operatives will soon be appearing on forecourts far and wide if Clive Adamson, general manager of the Society’s petrol division, has anything to do with it.

In the firing line

Despite the government’s efforts to curb smoking in the UK, the tobacco category continues to thrive and maintain its position as the best-selling category in forecourts, responsible for almost one third of total forecourt shop sales.
rikki Hunt dashes claims that the company is in trouble
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Fuelforce site sale gives Murco 57

Fuelforce is being forced to downsize and restructure following a move by one of its investors to sell up and realise it interests in the company.
Maxol's Brian Donaldson said the company is continuing investment in Northern Ireland
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Esso pulls out of Northern Ireland

Esso is to pull out of Northern Ireland following the announcement by Maxol that it is to acquire 13 Esso company-owned forecourts in the region.

Time for reality check says Jervis

Reality checks are the order of the day in forecourt retailing, according to Paul Jervis, managing director of Yorkshire-based Action Stations, and vice chairman of the PRA, who has just sold seven of his nine sites to United Co-operatives.

Jet top in PRA survey

Jet has come top of the PRA’s dealer survey for the third time in a row, while Esso and Shell are considered the worst.
BP's Graham Sims is "delighted" with M&S collaboration
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M&S trial with BP is ‘Simply’ delightful

Marks & Spencer and BP are to trial eight Marks & Spencer Simply Food concepts in BP Connect forecourt sites, starting in autumn 2005.

Two stores at the double for Budgens

Budgens has extended its portfolio of branded forecourt stores with the opening of two new sites – in Barnwood, Gloucester and Bramley, Surrey.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.21122.26106.78
North East110.8763.90125.50105.36
North West111.4965.90121.74106.55
Northern Ireland108.30111.90101.84
South East113.30122.65108.11
South West112.20120.84106.51
West Midlands112.13125.92106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.7057.70123.12106.23

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