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Lord Price
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Happy staff are good for business, Lord Price tells ACS Summit

Those with the happiest workforces fare better in business, according to Mark Price, a former government minister and managing director of Waitrose – now a Lord. But the retail sector is next to the bottom out of 20 sectors surveyed for satisfaction and happiness.

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EG Group founder and co-CEO Mohsin Issa
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EG Group completes purchase of 762 sites in the US

Euro Garages parent EG Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of 762 convenience stores in the US from Kroger Co.

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Conlin Filling Station
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Jet adds two Scottish sites supplied by Highland Fuels

Jet has strengthened its Scottish presence with two new sites joining its network.

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Valero completes puchase of terminal in Belfast from DCC

Valero Logistics UK, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, has completed the purchase of DCC Energy’s fuel storage terminal in Belfast.

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Visualisation of ULEMCo's new truck
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Hydrogen combustion powered truck to be demonstrated in UK

A truck with a combustion engine powered by hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year.

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Rapid charging company Engenie receives investment boost

Engenie, a London-based company specialising in electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging, has received a substantial capital investment from Investec, which the company says will enable it to reach its network target of 1,500 rapid chargers across the UK.

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Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Durham Constabulary have raided a car wash site in Burnopfield following allegations the workers there were being exploited.

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Police appeal for witnesses after altercation on Reading forecourt

Thames Valley police officers are appealing for witnesses following an altercation at a petrol station in Reading.

Electric charging locations will outnumber forecourts in four years, says Christie & Co

The number of electric charging locations will outnumber petrol filling stations within four years, according to Nick Bywater, associate director of Christie & Co, which was exhibiting at this week’s National Convenience Show.

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Penny Petroleum buys site in Houghton-le-Spring

Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum Group has acquired Fencehouses Service Station in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co, for an undisclosed price.

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Topaz starts rebranding its sites and fuel vehicles as Circle K

Topaz has started the rebranding of its sites as Circle K.

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ATM attackers sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Three men have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for their part in a string of attacks on ATMs across Leicestershire and neighbouring counties in October and November last year.

A Fastned charging station in the Netherlands
A Fastned charging station in the Netherlands
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Dutch company wins contract for rapid chargers in North East

Rapid charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be set up in the centres of Newcastle and Sunderland by Dutch company Fastned.

Total number of cars on UK roads reaches 34.7 million

The number of cars on UK roads has increased 12% over the past 10 years, reaching 34.7 million in 2017, according to new research released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

ACS calls for tighter control of illicit trade

Recommendations on ways to tackle the illicit trade have been made by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in response to the All-Party Parliamentary Illicit Trade Group’s call for evidence to inform its inquiry into the state of the illicit trade in the UK.

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Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts wins planning consent for KDRB

Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts has won planning permission to redevelop a derelict petrol station site in Cwmbran, South Wales.

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Co-op store and forecourt reopens after £1.9m revamp

A revamped Co-op store and filling station has opened at Wareham, Dorset, after a £1.9m redevelopment.

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New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister

New biofuel targets coming into force on Sunday 15 April will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel, according to a transport minister.

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Humberside forecourts support crackdown on illicit motorbikes

Petrol stations owners in the North East are working with Humberside Police in an initiative aiming to take illicit motorbikes off the road.

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Nisa Retail reports strong sales growth in wake of P&H collapse

Nisa Retail has reported strong sales growth for the 13 weeks to 1 April 2018, after it began supplying many of the stores affected by Palmer and Harvey’s collapse.

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PayPoint in deal with Booker to support retailers' back office

PayPoint has secured a deal with Booker to provide retailers with back office links for its PayPoint One platform.

PRA warns of rising pump prices following US stance on Syria

A warning over steeply rising pump prices has come from PRA chairman Brian Madderson, as the Platts UK wholesale costs for petrol and diesel climb by nearly 4ppl in less than four weeks, 

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One of the bullets in a forensics officer's hand
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Man injured in shooting on Birmingham forecourt

A man has been injured after his car was shot at on a Texaco forecourt in Birmingham.

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MRH reports substantial rise in pre-tax profits and turnover

MRH has recorded a substantial rise in turnover and profits in its final set of results before the takeover by its rival MFG.

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BP pilots self checkout tills for shop goods and fuel

BP is claiming a world first with a trial for self checkout tills which handle both shop goods. and fuel.

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MFG second in Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has been ranked second in a league table of Britain’s one hundred private companies with the fastest-growing profits in the 19th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

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Bestway increases involvement in forecourts with acquisition

Bestway Wholesale has increased its involvement in the forecourt sector with the acquisition of the assets and brands of Conviviality Retail.

Union claims households will pay for charging infrastructure

National Grid has been accused of supporting an early ban on new petrol and diesel car sales as a Trojan horse for extra taxpayer cash to pay for “expensive” and “difficult to co-ordinate” new charging infrastructure.

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Knife-wielding robber threatens female shop assistant

A man threatened a female shop worker with a knife during a robbery at a petrol station in Ayr.

Man shot dead by police on MRH forecourt in East London

A man has been shot dead by police on an Esso forecourt in East London this morning.

Certas Energy's SuperStation awards confirmed

Certas Energy has announced that its SuperStation Gala Awards Dinner, will take place on Thursday October 11 at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.

Diesel vehicles the biggest casualty again as new car sales continue to fall

New car sales again took a hit in March - with sales of diesel vehicles the biggest casualty - as overall registrations fell by 15.7% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Sales of pure electric vehicles were also down. 

Wayland Garage celebrates re-opening with fun weekend of promotions

Wayland Garage, the Gulf-branded filling station in Watton, is hosting an open weekend from today until Sunday (6-8th April) to celebrate its official reopening.

Woman banned from begging at petrol station

A Surrey woman appeared at Guildford County Court last month for breaching her ASB (anti-social behavior) Injunction by begging at the Esso Petrol Station on the A31, Hogs Back.

Euro Garages goes for revised planning in Norfolk

Euro Garages has applied for revised planning permission to build a new forecourt, drive-through restaurant and coffee shop, alongside the A11 in Norfolk.

Rare praise from the RAC as retailers keep fuel prices down

Fuel retailers have been praised by the RAC for keeping a lid on fuel prices despite rising oil costs in recent weeks. 

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National Grid backs 2030 cut-off for new petrol and diesel cars

MPs have been told that National Grid would support bringing forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned to 2030.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling
Transport secretary Chris Grayling
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Transport secretary calls for probe into motorway fuel prices

The transport secretary Chris Grayling has called for an investigation into “exploitative” motorway fuel prices in a letter to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Valero celebrates signing Shell sites to Texaco brand

Valero is celebrating recruiting two Shell service stations to the Texaco brand.

The opening of the Oil 4 Wales Maesteg site
The opening of the Oil 4 Wales Maesteg site
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Welsh Rugby players visit Oil 4 Wales Maesteg site

Rugby fans in Maesteg, Wales, are getting a chance to meet members of their national team at an event organised by Oil 4 Wales.

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Fleetcor headlines at PRA Business Breakout in Swindon

The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at Fleetcor’s offices at Windmill Hill, Swindon, on Thursday April 26.

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Black cab drivers given tax breaks for zero emission vehicles

Changes to the rules on vehicle excise duty (VED), coming into force on 1 April 2018, should encourage black cab drivers thinking of investing in zero emissions vehicles, according to Nigel Morris, tax director at accounting firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Don't invest heavily in electric charging, Quentin Willson tells Top 50 Indies

Don’t invest too heavily in electric charging because in the long term the market will move towards hydrogen, was the advice given to retailers at this week’s Top 50 Indie dinner by TV presenter and motoring journalist Quentin Willson.

Shell opens new hydrogen site at Beaconsfield M40 services

Shell has opened a new hydrogen refuelling station at Shell Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, just as the Department of Transport has confirmed a multi-million pound funding boost to increase the uptake of hydrogen.

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The Metropolitan Police Service is deploying Toyota Mirai cars
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Boost for hydrogen as project wins £8.8m funding from DfT

Police cars and taxis will be among nearly 200 new hydrogen powered vehicles switching to zero emission miles, following a multi-million pound Government boost.

Roadchef reopens site with first Boots store on a motorway

Motorway service area (MSA) operator Roadchef has officially opened its newly refurbished and extended Strensham South site, at junction 8 of the M5, including the only Boots store on the motorway network.

Patrick Sewell with Hull Kingston Rovers captain Shaun Lunt
Patrick Sewell with Hull Kingston Rovers captain Shaun Lunt
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Sewell on the go sponsors Rugby League stand

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go is the the new sponsor of the Colin Hutton Stand at the Hull Kingston Rovers’ KCOM Craven Park Rugby League stadium.

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Independent retailers back proposal for deposit return scheme for bottles

Independent retailers have backed government proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks bottles and cans to slash plastic waste.

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Women attacked in forecourt store robbery taken to hospital

A woman was injured when robbers stormed a petrol station in Norton, County Durham.

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Extra £100m in funding provided to repair potholes

A further £100m to help repair potholes and other storm damage in England’s roads has been announced by transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 April 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East124.89131.38121.90
East Midlands124.2463.90131.80121.24
London124.7562.90132.31122.04
North East123.61131.90121.00
North West123.8457.70130.24120.33
Northern Ireland122.81120.56
Scotland124.25131.22121.21
South East125.0961.90132.19122.34
South West124.4558.90129.28121.58
Wales124.0253.10129.58121.26
West Midlands123.74130.31120.97
Yorkshire & Humber123.50131.80120.56

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