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Investment in hot drinks tower pays dividends

A Northumberland service station has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

In-vehicle payment

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has joined with Honda in the development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the Consumer Technology Association's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Simple cash counting

Cashmaster is launching Cashmaster Connect, a new management information application for use with its newest count-by-weight cash-counting scales range Cashmaster One.

Tobacco solution

Mahmood Saleem, owner of Jet Ardeer Services in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, undertook a large-scale redevelopment of the site in 2016. The original 750sq ft convenience store was razed to the ground and replaced with a two-storey building that now houses a 2,700sq ft shop on the ground floor and offices, storage and staff facilities on the first floor.

Petrol Sign in new five-year agreement with Esso Europe

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

TLM announces new generation EPOS solution

TLM Technologies has revealed the first details about its next-generation EPOS solution, Evolution.

Esso canopy

Petrol Sign signs five-year deal with Esso Europe

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

Gilbarco partners Honda for in-car payment system

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has partnered Honda in development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the CES (Consumer Technology Association) show in Las Vegas last week.

Kay Group opts for cloud-based staff roster system

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK. The staff rostering programme, developed by Shopworks, is designed to give companies greater control over their staff management, and is expected to provide improved efficiencies in payroll.

Miles at the pumps

BP is testing new pump technology in the US which includes a tablet that enables customers to interact with an artificial intelligence personality called 'Miles'. It is being trialled at several forecourts in Chicago and New York, initially for three months.

Petrotec buys Wayne

Petrotec Group has been revealed as the buyer of Wayne Fueling Systems' UK distribution business, a deal that was forced on the company by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The Wayne UK acquisition will enlarge Petrotec's presence in the UK by combining its activities with those already carried out directly by Petrotec, which was established in the UK in 2013.

Extended partnership

Clear Channel UK has extended its media sales partnership with screen solutions provider Amscreen. The deal sees the company continuing to sell advertising opportunities on the national screen network for a further three years. It provides Clear Channel UK with exclusive rights to selling advertising opportunities across this 2,700-plus digital out-of-home network. The network reaches 18.4 million adults every two weeks through a national presence in leading forecourt and convenience locations operated by Tesco, BP, Shell and Esso, as well as other leading independents.

Full waste package from Slicker Recycling

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

Forecourt Eye adds vital new info to police investigation

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the police investigation into the incident where a cashier was hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Ringtons' coffee tower at Purdy Lodge
Ringtons' coffee tower at Purdy Lodge
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Ringtons boosts forecourt's hot beverage sales

A Northumberland service stations has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

Clear Channel extends media partnership with Amscreen

Clear Channel UK has extended its media sales partnership with screen solutions provider Amscreen. The deal sees the company continuing to sell advertising opportunities on the national screen network for a further three years.

Slicker Recycling adds interceptor and car wash cleaning service

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

BP trials artificial intelligence on pumps in US

BP is testing new pump technology in the US which includes a tablet that enables customers to interact with an artificial intelligence personality called “Miles.”

Forecourt Eye helps investigation of Barnsley drive-off

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the investigation by police of the cashier hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Waste management companies tackle refuse risk

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter, which was recently launched by the UK’s leading waste management companies.

Shopworks simplifies staff rostering

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK.

Oracle service exceeds 1,000 users

LM Group Technology is celebrating after its Oracle support service exceeded more than 1,000 sites on support five months after launch.

Key service launched

Parcelly is launching a new Key Exchange service, using its nationwide network of click & collect locations.

Certas invests in LED

Certas Energy has invested in a roll-out of Sloan LED under-canopy lighting across its Gulf-branded Scottish sites.

Sage adds benefits

Sage, the integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems company, is partnering with Personal Group Holdings plc, a provider of employee services, benefits and employee-related insurance products, to launch a new employee-engagement product for the SME market.

Clean hands system removes cause of cross contamination

A major UK forecourt food operator has just installed the Clean Hands system as part of a drive to focus on improved food handling procedures and as a cost-saving and environmental initiative.

New organisation seeks to make bins safer

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter.

Parcelly launches Key Exchange service

Parcelly is launching a Key Exchange service, using its nationwide network of click & collect locations.

TLM Oracle support service tops 1,000 sites

TLM Group Technology is celebrating after its Oracle support service exceeded more than 1,000 sites on support just five months after it was launched.

Clean Hands keeps cash away from food

A major UK forecourt food operator has just installed the Clean Hands system as part of a drive to focus on improved food handling procedures and as a cost-saving and environmental initiative.

Certas Energy rolls out LED lighting across its forecourts

Certas Energy has invested in a roll-out of Sloan LED under canopy lighting across its Gulf-branded Scottish sites.

Polymer Logistics now supplies Sewell on the go

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging solutions by award-winning Sewell on the go. Sewell, which is on the Top 50 Indies list and recently won the Forecourt Trader of the Year Award, will initially deploy Polymer Logistics products at eight of its 12 convenience stores.

Aussies eye Europe

Leighton O'Brien has formed a strategic partnership with Wolftank Adisa Group to introduce and market its technology suite throughout Western Europe.

Making an impact

Vehicle wash specialist Wilcomatic has changed its logo to one that it says better conveys what the company does.

TLM supports Envoy

TLM is now marketing and supporting the DataMax Envoy Global Retail Management back-office solution in the UK.

Changing Places toilet is a big hit at Cornwall Services

Cornwall Services has seen visitor numbers increase since it opened its Changing Places toilet for disabled visitors at the end of June. It had the facility installed by Clos-o-Mat, after the need for the assisted, wheelchair-accessible toilet with additional fixtures of a changing bench and hoist was highlighted by customer Rachel George, who has a 10-year-old disabled son.

Entry-level espresso machine from Rancilio

Coffee roaster and tea blender The Drury Tea & Coffee Company has announced the launch of a new entry-level espresso machine from Rancilio, the Classe 5.

New entry level espresso machine introduced

Coffee roaster and tea blender The Drury Tea & Coffee Company has announced the launch of a new entry level espresso machine from Rancilio, the Classe 5.

TLM to market and support Envoy in UK

DataMax and TLM have concluded an agreement to market and support the DataMax Envoy Global Retail Management back office solution in the UK to meet the needs of the petroleum retail sector.

Polymer Logistics retail ready packagiing in Sewell on the go store

Polymer packaging rolls out at Sewell on the go

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”.

Disabled facilities win site extra customers

Cornwall Services has seen visitor numbers increase since it opened its Changing Places toilet for disabled visitors at the end of June.

Wilcomatic enhances brush coverage

ehicle wash specialist Wilcomatic is introducing the new tilting Maxi Flex+ brush system from Otto Christ, to further improve the cleaning coverage of its premium Varius, Genius and Primus automatic rollover vehicle wash systems.

Shell in tablet deal

Revel Systems has announced a global framework agreement with Shell Retail, which allows for the implementation of Revel's iPad-based POS system services at selected retail fuel sites worldwide. This agreement follows a proof of concept in 2015-16.

New pipe analysis tool

Adler & Allan has invested in a new CCTV drainage pipeline inspection vehicle, allowing the group's Environmental Services Division to offer large-scale drainage surveys and pipe analysis, with fully detailed compliant reports.

Co-op adds LED lights

ighting to 118 of its food stores and petrol filling stations.

JTI unveils gantry modification to cater for e-cigarette brands

JTI is unveiling a new solution for existing gantry units to support the fast-growing e-cigarette category. Described by JTI as "the first of its kind", the modification includes dedicated space for e-cigarettes built into the tobacco gantry.

eXpresso PLUS launches coffee-to-go range

Hot drink solution specialist eXpresso PLUS has launched a new Lavazza Prontissimo coffee-to-go machine range, offering premium coffee in an instant.

product news: Razorwire offers alternative energy source

Razorwire Energy has been launched to provide consumers with a more convenient alternative to energy drinks.

Wayne introduces new pay-at-pump terminal

Wayne Fueling Systems has launched its new iX Pay T7 pay-at-pump terminal for fuel retailers.

Leighton O’Brien sets up European partnership

Leighton O’Brien has formed a strategic partnership with Wolftank Adisa Group to introduce and market its technology suite throughout Western Europe.

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East122.9762.90129.22120.30
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