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BP celebrates BPme Rewards launch with happiness survey

BP has celebrated the launch of its BPme Rewards loyalty programme by commissioning research into what makes Britons feel good as a nation.

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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).

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

The sun shines on PGG's cricket fun day

The sun shone brightly for the Park Garage Group's annual cricket day at Addiscombe Cricket Club in Croydon, south London, last week. It is the fifth time the Top 50 Indie has held the event - as a thank you to everyone involved with the business - and each time has been a scorching hot day.

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Top 50 Indie Grove Retail acquires two Scottish sites

Top 50 Indie Grove Retail has acquired two petrol filling stations from Motor Fuel Group, adding to its portfolio of petrol filling stations in central Scotland.

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As the smaller/family owned independent forecourt businesses continue to be acquired by the big operators, do you think now could be the right time for you to sell up?