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BP and M&S signs together on forecourt

Two BP with M&S Simply Food sites open after £5.3m spend

Two new BP service stations with M&S Simply Food stores have been opened following an investment of more than £5m.

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Prolific fuel thief jailed for more than three years

A thief who stole more than £4,000 worth of fuel from petrol stations across Solihull and Birmingham has been jailed.

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Government-funded chargepoints must be 'smart' from next July

All government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles will have to use ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government has announced, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year.

Gloucester services on M5 enhance disabled toilet facilities

Westmorland’s award-winning Gloucester services on the M5 has added to its offering with a state-of-the-art disabled toilet facility.

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Retail estate owner installs rapid electric vehicle chargers

One of the UK’s largest owner/managers of convenience and community-focused shopping centres is installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at its sites.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes London mayor's new food strategy

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the Mayor of London’s new Food Strategy which sets out plans to ensure all Londoners have access to healthy and sustainable food.

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Tobacco smuggling lorry drivers sentenced to 18 months jail

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Sainbury's and Asda request more time for merger evidence

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has rejected a claim by Sainsbury’s and Asda that they need more time to process all the evidence generated by the inquiry into their proposed merger.

Sue Clements BP UK strategic account manager
Sue Clements BP UK strategic account manager
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BP appoints new UK strategic account manager

BP has announced the appointment of Sue Clements as UK strategic account manager.

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Lancashire police release CCTV images after robbery

Detectives have released CCTV images following a knifepoint robbery at a Morecambe fuel station in Lancashire.

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Man jailed for stabbing customer at Asda petrol station

A man who stabbed his victim for “taking too long” in a queue at an Asda petrol station in Derbyshire has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Scottish site sold at auction for twice the guide price

A former petrol filling station site in Fife Scotland, has sold at auction for twice its guide price.

Car makers forecast to fail to meet emissions targets

Eight out of thirteen car manufacturers will fail to meet EU CO2 emission targets in 2021 and face significant fines according to PA Consulting.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes rates relief extension in Wales

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government, which has confirmed an extension to the high street rates relief scheme for 2019-20.

Robber armed with hatchet raids BP site

A robber armed with a hatchet, terrified staff in a raid on a Paisley forecourt earlier this week. According to the Daily Record, the armed robber, who was wearing a high-vis vest, entered the BP site on Greenock Road at around 6.30am on December 3. He demanded that the cashier hand over cigarettes then ran off.

UK shoppers set to spend £21.6bn on Christmas groceries

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD.

Essar supports learning charity

Children from schools local to Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently participated in a special visit to Cheshire College South and West (CCSW) in Ellesmere Port. The visit was organised through Essar’s partnership with Passion for Learning, a local charitable organisation working to support primary school age children.

Valero and the Co-op join forces to raise money for charity

Members of Valero’s retail team recently joined forces with Co-op Texaco Thorne, Doncaster, to raise money for local charity, ‘Pride of the Isle’, who help improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses.

More supermarket fuel price cuts

For the fifth week in a row, supermarkets are cutting the price of unleaded petrol and diesel.

Spar store on Refuel & Go's Harrow forecourt
Refuel & Go's Harrow forecourt
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Refuel & Go like-for-like sales up 10% after move to Spar

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go has increased like-for-like sales by 10% since it relaunched its eight forecourt sites in London and the Home Counties under the Spar fascia.

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RAC predicts further falls after petrol drops 5ppl in November

Despite the average price of petrol falling by more than 5ppl in November, the biggest monthly drop since January 2015, the RAC claims prices should fall by at least as much again.

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Ford Fiesta remains the UK's highest selling car
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Sales of new cars continue to slide in November

The UK new car market declined by 3.0% in November with 158,639 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

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EG Group wins planning consent at North Lincolnshire site

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has won planning permission for a new service station at Barton-upon-Humber, in North Lincolnshire.

BP and M&S signs together on forecourt

Two new BP with M&S Simply Food sites open

Thirty eight new jobs have been created with the opening of two BP service stations with M&S Simply Food.

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Knife-wielding robber jailed for raid on petrol station

A man from Warrington has been jailed after carrying out an armed robbery at a petrol station in the town.

Home Office Minister agrees to retail violence summit

Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins has agreed to meet with retail representative bodies and trade unions to discuss violence against retailers and shopworkers following

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes guidance on business rates discounts

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of new guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the details of how business rates discounts announced in this year’s Budget will be allocated.

Applegreen launches festive promotion

Applegreen has launched an innovative Christmas promotion in Eire and Northern Ireland, centred on its seasonal hot beverage cups.

Supermarkets announce weekend fuel price cuts

Another round of fuel price cuts begins as supermarkets rush to make announcements about their plans in time for the weekend.

Tesco and VW to create UK's largest EV charging network

Tesco and Volkswagen have announced plans to develop the largest UK retail electric vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a normal 7kW charger for free or a ‘rapid’ 50 kW charger for a small cost in line with market rate.

BP and Shell among seven oil companies signed up for The Forecourt Show

BP and Shell are among seven oil companies that have already signed up for The Forecourt Show 2019, making it the most must-attend forecourt exhibition of the year.

Forecourt crime incidents up 13%

A 13% rise in incidents of crime on Britain’s retail forecourts has been revealed by the latest BOSS Forecourt Crime Index. Rising fuel prices during the quarter have pushed up the average initial loss per site, before any BOSS Payment Watch

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Leeds Spar site relaunches after £1m revamp

Spar Victoria Service Station, located on the outskirts of Leeds, has been relaunched after a £1m revamp of its filling station and food store.

Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith
Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith
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Maxol aiming to raise £20,000 for mental health charity

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol is aiming to raise £20,000 this Christmas for its charity partner, AWARE – which provides support, education, and information, for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions in Northern Ireland.

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John Stevenson’s forecourt store that opened in July in Northallerton
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Nisa's latest format bringing sales increases of 12%

Nisa has reported that retailers who have converted their stores to the latest Evolution format over the past 12 months are experiencing sales increases averaging almost 12%. 

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Machete-wielding thugs attack forecourt staff

Lancashire Police has appealed for witnesses after robbers attacked employees at the Asda petrol station in Burnley.

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Rontec sells controlling joint stake in fuel card business

Top 50 Indie Rontec, together with Bayford Group, has sold a controlling interest in a fuel card business to a French company.

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 Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government to delay Making Tax Digital (MTD) until 2020, following a report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub Committee.

Forecourts lead convenience sector in food-to-go category

Forecourts have the highest food-to-go spend across convenience, according to exclusive research from HIM – a leading shopper insights agency within convenience, wholesale, discounters and foodservice.

Technology, sustainability and healthy eating among key retail trends, says IGD

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends.

Gloucester man defrauds forecourt

A 30-year old Gloucester man was jailed for 36 months yesterday, for a string of crimes including one of defrauding a petrol station.

Double blow for Lee-on-the-Solent site

Double blow for Lee-on-the-Solent site

Fuel prices drop in time for Black Friday weekend

Supermarkets are cutting fuel prices in time for Black Friday weekend.

Alfa Power electric charger for Leeds forecourt

Alfa Power installed of one of its fastest public rapid-charge points last week, at Shell-branded Victoria Service Station, Morley, Leeds, owned by Dilawer Patel.

Olly Andrews (left) with Abi James and Appleby Wesward managing director Mike Boardman
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Forecourt sites among winners at Appleby Westward awards

Forecourt sites performed well at this year’s awards ceremony run by Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west.

Joseph Richardson outside Middleton Service Station
Joseph Richardson outside Middleton Service Station
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Jos Richardson & Son gets go ahead to redevelop latest site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has won planning consent for a major redevelopment of its Esso-branded Middleton Service Station, north-west of Pickering town centre, in North Yorkshire.

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Thieves use JCB to rip ATM out of garage forecourt

Detectives are investigating after thieves ripped a cash machine out of a wall at a forecourt in Chalfont St Peter, in Buckinghamshire.

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FreeWire is also trialling its equipment at BP forecourts
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FreeWire trials mobile charging service for commercial fleets

FreeWire Technologies, which is trialling chargers for electric vehicles on BP forecourts, has teamed up with Centrica for another feasibility study.

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Super charging hub given planning consent in Norwich

Planning permission has been granted for a £25m large-scale battery and electric vehicle (EV) supercharging hub in Norwich.

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Seven arrested over rash of raids on cash machines

Seven people have been arrested after Thames Valley Police conducted several warrants in connection with a rash of ATM burglaries across four counties.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 December 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.41131.92122.99
East Midlands131.66133.08122.31
London132.2955.90132.67122.45
North East131.02133.24120.36
North West131.66130.27121.42
Northern Ireland129.6972.90134.65121.32
Scotland131.73131.43121.43
South East132.6863.90133.14123.11
South West132.1667.90131.56122.81
Wales131.24132.97121.42
West Midlands131.34133.10121.95
Yorkshire & Humber131.2469.90131.77121.51

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