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Greggs opens its fourth UK drive-thru at Newcastle

Greggs, has opened its first drive-thru in its birthplace of Newcastle.

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Forecourts are facing tough competition in food to go
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Convenience sector losing younger shoppers

Convenience stores are losing some of their most important customers, according to a report from MCA Insight and HIM – two leading research insight agencies across the foodservice, eating out and grocery retail sectors.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for retail crime to be on agenda for policing

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging the Government and police and crime commissioners to ensure that retail crime is on the agenda for local forces, following the publication of new figures on the levels of police funding between 2015 and 2020.

Jailed shopkeeper ordered to pay £494,296 he made from crime

A jailed shopkeeper, who imported, stored and sold thousands of illegal cigarettes, has been ordered to repay more than £490,000 he made from his crimes, or spend more time in jail.

William Bannister
William Bannister
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MFG in top ten of Sunday Times list of leading private companies

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the number one company in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has been ranked ninth in a league table of Britain’s one hundred private companies with the biggest sales, in the 18th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100.

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Char.gy provides lamppost chargers for on-street urban applications
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Government invests £37m in developing chargepoint network

The Government has announced it is investing £37m into developing the UK’s electric chargepoint infrastructure.

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Co-op carries out multi-million pound redevelopment in Chester

The Co-op is preparing to open its new petrol filling station and extended food store in Handbridge, Chester, following a multi-million pound redevelopment of the site.

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Stephen Marcos Jones
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UKPIA says forecourts have role to play in low emission future

The downstream oil sector can play a major role in helping the UK realise its net-zero climate ambitions, according to a report released by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA).

from left: Stéphane Calas, managing director, Cube Infrastructure Managers; Ian Johnston, CEO, Engenie; and Rahul Kumar, senior investment manager, Cube Infrastructure Managers

Engenie secures £35m funding for roll-out of rapid chargers

Engenie, one of the UK’s rapid charging networks, claims it has secured funding which will enable it to double the current number of rapid charge points in the UK by 2024.

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Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans for UK EV production

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK, as part of its commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 October 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.12139.79127.55
East Midlands131.62139.76127.57
London131.82140.67128.38
North East131.03141.66126.72
North West131.3657.70141.67127.65
Northern Ireland129.55131.90125.63
Scotland132.15138.51127.55
South East132.5757.90140.14128.33
South West131.8867.90138.74127.41
Wales131.2464.90135.72126.82
West Midlands131.33140.68127.66
Yorkshire & Humber131.0784.90140.64127.33

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