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Shop Doctor: Freshwater Garages, Isle of Wight

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Freshwater Garages is in Freshwater town centre, on the Isle of Wight. It is on a corner, is very visible and is opposite a large Southern Co-op.

Shop Doctor: Shell Halfmoon, Epping, Essex

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

I was happy to pull into the Shell Halfmoon service station as its advertised pole prices were competitive. I also needed a snack for lunch and was interested to again sample some of the Shell 'Deli2go' range.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Joblings Garage, Bicester, Oxon

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

A Forecourt Trader reader suggested a visit to a site with friendly staff, Joblings Garage in Bicester. It is a BP/Mace site, right next door to the Joblings

p13_s_doc_april_13.jpgGENERAL APPEARANCE: This site, developed by the James Graven group, is perhaps better known as Spar Littleport and for winning best environmentally friendly outlet awards. In October 2012 the enterprise was leased to BP.

Morrisons Petrol Station Feb 2013GENERAL APPEARANCE: Just south of Bridport, on the B3157, is a Morrisons. But my stealth check target was the supermarket's petrol station and shop.

Shop Doctor: Budgens of Wells, Somerset

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Not far from the cathedral is the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2012 prize-winning enterprise, Budgens of Wells. Opened in July 2011, the BP forecourt and Budgens store is located in the heart of a dense housing area.

Shop Doctor: Ward End Service Station, Birmingham

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Ward End Service Station is the unit where Booker recently introduced its new Premier Food & Fuel concept. The bespoke offer is now being rolled out. The trial received good publicity and I was keen to make a 'stealth check' on the test store.

Shop Doctor: BP/Mace Thatcham, Woolhampton, Nr Thatcham, Berkshire

GENERAL APPEARANCE: On the A4, almost midway between Newbury and Reading, is a BP Mace service station. It shares a spacious site with WCE self-drive vehicle hire and MERC servicing and repairs.

Shop Doctor: Rampton Service Station, Rampton, Nottinghamshire

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Roughly in the centre of a triangle comprising Lincoln, Gainsborough and Retford, is the village of Rampton and R&R Motors and Linda's Convenience Store, which is also known as Rampton Service Station.

Shop Doctor: City Service Station, Commercial Road, Hereford

GENERAL APPEARANCE: In Hereford, the A4103 from Worcester leads into the busy Commercial Road. City Service Station looks like a recent conversion to a smart Harvest Energy site.

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North East110.9563.90125.31105.73
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