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Imperial Tobacco removes gantry after magistrates convict retailer

A London-based retailer has had his tobacco gantry removed by Imperial Tobacco after violating the terms and conditions of his contract, and he will no longer receive any sales support from the company.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS report highlights important role played by c-stores in Wales

The important role that convenience stores play in both the economy and local communities in Wales has been revealed by new research by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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Study finds EV drivers could save £300 by sharing electricity

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers could save up to £300 a year by storing and sharing electricity in their car’s battery a research project has found. But the technology faces significant roadblocks, with fresh policy needed to enable its future.

Olly Andrews (second right) with his team from Maiden Newton, receiving the award from Appleby Westward managing director Mike Boardman (left) and the evening's compere Chris 'Doc' Strange

Forecourts among the winners at Appleby Westward annual awards

Forecourt stores were among the winners at the annual Retail Awards staged by Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west.

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Big fall in battery prices bringing cost of EVs lower

Battery prices have fallen dramatically, but it will still be 2024 before electric vehicles (EVs) reach price parity with internal combustion engine vehicles, according to a report by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

electric car charging at Tesco

EV owners could get 1,000 free miles a year from supermarkets

The average supermarket shopper could get enough free charging to power an electric vehicle for more than 1,000 miles a year, according to research by Volkswagen.

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Petrol price down for the fourth month in succession

The price of petrol in the UK has fallen for the fourth successive month, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

Phillips 66's Humber refinery

Phillips 66 pledges to continue investing in its Humber refinery

The UK head of Phillips 66 has pledged to continue investing in the business to equip it for the future as its Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire reached it half century.

EV drivers could store and share electricity, says new report

Drivers of electric vehicles could save up to £300 a year by storing and sharing electricity in their car’s battery, according to a new report on vehicle-to-grid technology, released

Freight organisation calls for 3ppl reduction in fuel duty

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to the Freight Transport Association, which is calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 17 February 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East128.5163.90137.39125.07
East Midlands128.1460.80138.82124.96
London128.61139.13125.52
North East126.40136.83123.08
North West127.4666.90138.32124.30
Northern Ireland125.32131.10122.38
Scotland127.4253.70135.93123.71
South East129.3462.40139.01125.86
South West128.2663.90136.08124.49
Wales127.05135.90123.20
West Midlands128.2166.90137.48124.77
Yorkshire & Humber127.5855.70137.36124.09

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