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Petroman proves its worth at redeveloped sites

Top 50 Indie George Hammond has decided to install the Petroman Vapour Management Control system in all its new developments after trials at three sites demonstrated how much money it was saving.

LCM prepares for E5

LCM Environmental has carried out E5 preparations for two forecourts in Lincolnshire, ensuring that their tanks were in prime condition prior to the introduction of E5 Super Unleaded.

Sewell improves margins with EPoS system supplied by CBE

Top 50 Indie Sewell Retail has installed a CBE EPoS system to cover its 12 fuel sites and provide a head office software package to allow for greater control of all store operations.

HTEC opens gateway

HTEC has won the first order resulting from the integration of its epos and back-office solution with the Bestway gateway.

Certification upgraded

Wet-stock management specialist Fairbanks has extended its ISO & BS registration to include certification to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001, following the development and implementation of an occupational health, safety and environmental management system.

Peter Harding - Retail technology consultant

Question. Where should the site manager/operator spend most of their time? Answer. In the shop, looking after customers and ensuring that stock levels are correct and that the store is well merchandised, promotions to the fore.

Hot to trot

Research company Him's Convenience Tracking Programme 2013 has revealed that "more hot food-to-go" would encourage people to use forecourt stores more for breakfast and lunches.

Stop... thief

When it comes to forecourt security, the most expensive and vulnerable commodity is the fuel itself.

Ginsters supports charity with its festive packs

Two of Ginsters' special festive lines will support the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) this year. The pasty firm will donate 10p to the RVS for every Festive Pasty and Festive Christmas Cracker sandwich sold. The company hopes that its donation will enable the charity to deliver over 6,000 Christmas meals and good wishes to lonely, older people in Britain.

Tempting new cakes

A new addition to this year's McVitie's Temptations range, which already includes dark chocolate swirls and mint digestive slices, is Irish cream cake bars, comprising chocolate sponge with a layer of Irish Cream liqueur topping, covered in milk chocolate.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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