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Jet welcomes new retail business manager

Phillips 66 has appointed Oliver Müller as retail business manager to drive further growth in the company’s UK Jet-branded dealer network. Oliver joins from the company's

Sainsbury's and Asda make fuel price strategy commitments to convince CMA over merger

Sainsbury’s has confirmed that it will cap its fuel gross profit margin to no more than 3.5 pence per litre for five years, while Asda will guarantee its existing fuel pricing strategy, in a strong rebuttal to the findings of the Competiton and Markets Authority (CMA).

Whaplode Food Store and Filling Station

Lincolnshire Co-op reopens site after £1.6m redevelopment

Lincolnshire Co-op has reopened Whaplode Food Store and Filling Station after a £1.6m redevelopment.

Before the fire: Luss Filling Station with the building that burnt down next to it
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Police say fire that has closed forecourt was deliberate

A fire which has forced the temporary closure of an unmanned 24-hour Gulf filling station near Loch Lomond in Scotland was started deliberately, say police.

Electric charging at a Fastned station

Fastned to add five further rapid charger hubs in North East

Fastned, which is building a European network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles, has won a second tender in the UK led by the North East Joined Transport Committee.

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Robbers threaten female forecourt assistant with machete

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a petrol station in Swindon on Tuesday March 12.

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Council tightens up controls for hand car washes

Cheshire East Council is to draw up clearer rules for dealing with planning applications for hand car washes – following concerns around a number of operation issues.

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Burglar steals cash from Hampshire service station

A burglar broke into a Hampshire petrol station and filled a bag for life with cash before fleeing, according to police.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Chancellor announces review of National Minimum Wage

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that the Government will launch a review into the future of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage after 2020.

Moto disabled toilet

Moto installs additional Changing Places toilets

Moto has opened two more Changing Places assisted accessible toilets, at its Medway and Leigh Delamere services, which takes the total of Changing Places at the UK motorway services network to more than 30.

George Hammond Southern Co-op Tonbridge

Top 50 Indie relaunches Tonbridge site after KDRB

Top 50 Indie George Hammond plc has relaunched its Three Elm site at Tonbridge, in Kent, following a full demolition and rebuild, which has included moving the shop from Spar to Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise.

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CCTV footage shows staff member hit and run on forecourt

Dramatic CCTV footage of a forecourt staff member being knocked down by a driver who failed to pay for their fuel has been released in a bid to identify her attacker.

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Northern Irish police set up team to tackle ATM crime

A team of detectives has been set up to tackle ATM thefts in Northern Ireland after another attack on a forecourt over the weekend.

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PRA arranges Business Breakout in Belfast

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Belfast on Thursday March 28.

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Knife-wielding robber escapes with £200 in cash

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Westbury on Monday March 11.

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Suffolk Police investigating after failed cash machine heist

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of a cash machine in Great Barton.

Shell UK marketing manager Michael Hominick
Shell UK marketing manager Michael Hominick
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Shell launches new rewards programme – Shell Go+

Shell has launched a new rewards programme – Shell Go+ – which will replace its current Drivers’ Club scheme and is designed to completely update the way the company rewards customers for the business they bring to Shell service stations.

Essar on a mission to grow dealer network

Essar Oil (UK) has restated its aim of 400 sites within the next five years, following the appointment of Ramsay MacDonald as head of retail at the start of the year.

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An image Applegreen produced for for its 2016 consultation
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Council to decide on rival M42 motorway services schemes

A long drawn out planning battle to build a motorway service area (MSA) on the M42 could finally be resolved later this month.

Big Oil partners with EdgePetrol

Big Oil has announced a new partnership with EdgePetrol, the innovative software company that specialises in providing fuel retailers with real-time visibility of their sites and live margins. As part of the partnership, EdgePetrol will now distribute Platts daily price assessments to Big Oil customers.

TSG acquires Cameron Forecourt

TSG UK’s acquisition of commercial fuelling specialist Cameron Forecourt has completed, with TSG saying it’s a great fit as it complements its dominant position in retail fuelling, creating a “unique organisation with significant capabilities to serve the fuelling demands of the UK”.

Tesco's electric charging
Pod Point is powering Tesco and Volkswagen's charging initiative
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Pod Point wins investment to support expansion

Legal & General Capital has taken a 13% stake in Pod Point, the company powering Tesco and Volkswagen’s plans to set up 2,400 electric vehicle charging bays across 600 Tesco stores.

simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
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Gridserve unveils plans for two large-scale charging sites

Funding has been secured for two solar farms schemes which will include large-scale super charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs).

ChargePoint Services to provide electric charging in Surrey borough

ChargePoint Services and Waverley Borough Council have announced plans to provide electric vehicle charging for drivers across the borough. The GeniePoint Network will be extended to include 50kW+ GeniePoint rapid chargers in Farnham, Haslemere, Godalming and Cranleigh – all high traffic areas.

MFG site denied 24-hour off licence

MFG Ruthin in Denbighshire has been refused a 24-hour off licence. It already has a licence to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm but wanted to extend this to reflect its 24-hour trading.

MFG's North Ferriby site
DRB installed signage at MFG's North Ferriby site
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DRB UK Maintenance Services renamed Emtec Petroleum

DRB UK Maintenance Services has announced that from March 1, 2019, it will be trading under the name of Emtec Petroleum.

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Oil price jump puts end to run of lower pump prices

Three consecutive months of price reductions on the UK’s forecourts came to a halt in February as both petrol and diesel went up slightly.

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Ford Fiesta is the top selling model
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Slight uplift in new car sales after five-month decline

The UK’s new car market grew marginally in February, up 1.4% following five straight months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Government set to miss 2040 target warns Auto Trader report

The Government will not reach its target of phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, according to a report by Auto Trader magazine.

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ACS calls for consumers access to cash to be protected

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of the final Access to Cash Review, calling on the Government to ensure that consumer’s access to cash is protected in the future.

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Kent police make seven arrests over ATM thefts

Kent police have arrested seven men in connection with a rash of ATM thefts across the South East.

Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index falls slightly in fourth quarter

Incidents of forecourt crime recorded by BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate) fell by 4% during the final quarter (Q4) of 2018, according to the latest results from the BOSS Forecourt Crime Index.

Businesses urged to get ready for Making Tax Digital

Businesses are being urged to get ready as over 2,000 businesses a day sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Latest Top 50 Indies listing reveals sector is in 'very good health'

The Top 50 Indies listing has a new company at number one for the first time since its launch in 2006.

Oomph on a phone screen

Gulf Retail unveils app-based loyalty platform

Gulf Retail is rolling-out out a new forecourt loyalty platform, Oomph, across its UK network, utilising latest technology to drive new revenues to its dealers and enable them to strengthen customer retention.

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Government announces new rules for labelling fuel pumps

The Government has announced that new rules on the labelling of petrol and diesel at service stations are to be rolled out from September.

Morrisons Daily on Rontec site
There are now 47 Morrisons Daily stores at Rontec sites
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Rontec boosts pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m

Top 50 Indie Rontec has revealed it increased pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m on turnover of £1.2bn in its accounts for the year to September 30, 2018, which have just been published.

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Police check car washes over modern slavery concerns

Police, backed up by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), Immigration Enforcement and by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have visited five car washes in Cleveland after concerns were raised about modern day slavery.

Mark Amor, head of commercial, Essar Oil UK
Mark Amor, head of commercial, Essar Oil UK
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Essar Oil UK appoints Mark Amor as head of commercial

Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Mark Amor as head of commercial.

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Fuel card customers taking up BPme app

Fuel card customers have become significant users of the BPme app since it was made available to BP Plus and BP Plus Bunker customers six months ago.

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Detectives investigate attempt to steal ATM from forecourt

Detectives from Kent Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a cash machine from the Esso garage at Maidstone Road, in Paddock Wood, in the early hours of 28 February.

Lomas Kington Service Station
Lomas Kington Service Station has been bought by Ascona
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Ascona Group reveals plans to more than double in size

Fast-growing Ascona Group says it is set to more than double in size by the end of the year, and reach a turnover greater than £150m.

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Petrol station owner fights off armed masked raider

A petrol station owner has fought off a masked armed robber.

Robbers tie-up and assault forecourt worker

Officers from Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a petrol station in Dunchurch, on the outskirts of Rugby, during which a staff member was tied up and assaulted.

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Retailers meet police over ATM crime in Northern Ireland

Representatives of retailers in Northern Ireland have met senior police officers to discuss their concerns after a spate of ATM thefts from forecourts and other retailers’ premises.

Brian Donaldson and Karen Collins
Brian Donaldson and Karen Collins
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Maxol raises £23,000 for its charity partner Aware

Forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has raised £23,000 in Northern Ireland for its charity partner, Aware.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for 'Making Tax Digital' to be delayed by a year

The Government is being urged to postpone the roll-out of new tax procedures, because with less than six weeks to go until the introduction of Making Tax Digital rules by HMRC, only one in four convenience store retailers know what they need to do comply with the changes.

Jet's new image prototype

Jet unveils new image prototype

Jet has unveiled a new image prototype at Jet Abbeyside in Selby, North Yorkshire, one of the fuel brand’s new company-owned sites, acquired from independent retailer Nick Baker last October. 

Bestway award winners

Bestway awards recognise staff "commitment and exceptional talent"

Bestway Wholesale colleagues and supply partners came together last night at a glittering ceremony to celebrate the 2018 Bestway Performance Awards, which recognise talent and excellence across company’s employees for the 2017/18 financial year.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Ministry report suggests high street shops are too highly taxed

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the findings of a new report published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on the future of high streets and town centres.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 March 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.5857.70131.02121.25
East Midlands130.10132.90120.67
London130.7058.90132.45121.26
North East129.08134.29119.18
North West129.62132.39119.92
Northern Ireland128.35125.75119.27
Scotland130.17130.45120.18
South East130.8571.90133.04121.53
South West130.29132.15121.01
Wales129.28127.89119.64
West Midlands129.9664.90133.23120.58
Yorkshire & Humber129.42131.73119.63

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