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Unilever adds chocolate and orange ice cream variants

Unilever is bringing chocolate and orange to its Magnum, Carte D’Or and Viennetta brands, ahead of the festive season.

Kay Group's site in Ruabon

Kay Group opens new-to-industry site in north Wales

The Kay Group has opened its latest new-to-industry site on the southern outskirts of Ruabon in north Wales, and sold 100,000 litres of fuel in its first week of trading.

Platinum Retail Luton Road Service Station Dunstable
Platinum Retail's Luton Road Service Station in Dunstable
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Platinum Retail pre-tax profits treble as it invests in estate

Pre-tax profits trebled at the Top 50 Indie Platinum Retail, reaching £2.43m compared with £0.81m for the previous year, according to its latest results.

CNG biomethane pump

CNG Fuels to source biomethane from manure to power HGVs

CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon neutral fuel for HGVs, using manure to help fleet operators achieve net zero emissions.

a Tuffins forecourt

Tuffins Supermarket signs up for five further years with Nisa Retail

The independent retailer Tuffins Supermarket has signed a new contract with Nisa Retail, committing its future to the buying group.

Instavolt charger at Corby forecourt

Instavolt reaches one gigawatt hour landmark

Instavolt has announced it has reached a significant milestone in its development as it has delivered one gigawatt hour of renewable power to electric vehicle (EV) users in the UK.

a cigarette

ACS raises concerns about tobacco track and trace with EU

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has raised retailers’ concerns about the tobacco track and trace system to the European Commission with the support of Independent Retail Europe.

ACS chief executive James Lowman

Charter launched to promote safety for employees and employers

The launch of a charter to help make workplaces safer for employers and employees is being supported by the ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores).

fuel pumps

Prices at the pumps fall for third successive month

The price of petrol fell by 1.5ppl in October making for three consecutive months of cuts, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling new car
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Sales of alternatively fuelled cars grow despite market decline

UK new car registrations were down 6.7% in October when compared with the same month last year, but sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles reached record levels, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.9367.90138.13126.75
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
London130.73139.60127.04
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
Scotland130.6059.30137.24126.23
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
Wales129.84136.06125.42
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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