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Valero runs second campaign with Confused.com

Valero and price comparison website Confused.com have teamed up for a second consecutive year to offer every customer who purchases a new car insurance policy through Confused.com a £20 Texaco fuel voucher.

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Supermarkets step up competition on fuel pricing

Normal competition on fuel prices between the big four supermarkets appears to have resumed in March after four months during which Asda’s competitors stopped tracking its prices as closely as they have in the past.

BP to roll-out rapid 150kW EV chargers to dealers

BP is preparing to offer dealers the opportunity to introduce 150kW ultra-rapid charging on their forecourts.

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Gulf unveils refreshed forecourt imagery

Gulf Retail has freshened its forecourt image as part of a major investment programme to strengthen and grow its dealer network.

Nisa Woodman Service Station, Dewsbury Road, Leeds

Nisa to roll out 1,000 Co-op own brand products

Nisa has announced that from April 2019 it will roll out approximately 1,000 Co-op own brand products across fresh and ambient, bringing the total number available to Nisa and Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) retailers to almost 2,000, more than 80% of the Co-op range.

The site in Shepley, Huddersfield, underwent a £67,000 revamp
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Central England Co-op reports gross profits up 4.4% to £18.1m

Central England Co-operative, which operates 22 forecourts, has announced gross sales up 2.5% to £869.9m with trading profit up 4.4% to £18.1m for the year to 26 January 2019.

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HMRC finally reveals details of new tobacco regulations

HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed that small retailers will be able to start applying for tobacco track and trace codes from 30 April, just three weeks before the introduction of the regulations on May 20.

Artist impression CGI of Warrington Services concept
Artist impression CGI of Warrington Services concept
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Extra MSA Group reveals plan for services on M62

Plans to develop a £50m-plus motorway service area at Junction 11 of the M62 are being put out to public consultation by Extra MSA Group.

Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
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Gridserve unveils plans for 100 large-scale charging sites

Gridserve has announced plans to build a UK-wide network of more than 100 Electric Forecourts designed specifically for the needs of electric vehicle (EV) drivers, delivering convenient, ultra-fast, low-cost charging for all types of EVs.

Taverham Gulf Petrol Filling Station

Busy Norfolk forecourt sold to multi-site operator

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Taverham Gulf Petrol Filling Station, located in the Norfolk village of Taverham, approximately five miles from Norwich, to an experienced local operator.

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Shell network to offer discounts to electricity customers

Shell’s network of service stations is to offer discounts to customers of its electricity provider First Utility, which it has rebranded as Shell Energy.

Graham Peacock signs 21 sites to the Texaco brand

TG Convenience Stores, a recent new entry to Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, is to use the Texaco brand for 21 of its service stations, following an agreement between Valero and TG Convenience Stores CEO Graham Peacock.

Morrisons to roll out GeniePoint Network rapid chargers

ChargePoint Services, owner and operator of the GeniePoint Network, has announced a green transport energy roll-out plan with Morrisons supermarkets to provide rapid electric vehicle charging across its sites, nationwide.

Gulf strengthens south west team with new appointment

Gulf Retail has strengthened its team in the south west of England with the appointment of Sam Edwards as regional business manager. Sam re-joins Certas Energy after three years as territory manager with Essar. He previously spent nearly nine years with Certas Energy, working his way successfully from sales teamlLeader to retail area mManager via spells as depot manager and business development manager for Alternative Fuels.

site after ATM attack
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Thieves rip ATM from a forecourt in Northern Ireland

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland are investigating after an ATM machine was stolen from a forecourt in Irvinestown during the early hours of Sunday 24 March. 

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Blowtorch used on forecourt in botched raid

Raiders are believed to have used a blowtorch on a forecourt in a bid to steal from a cash machine in West Yorkshire. 

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Shopworkers urged to report all abuse in new campaign

Shopworkers across England and Wales are being encouraged to report every incident of abuse when it occurs as part of a new campaign being launched today by the Home Office, retail businesses and retail membership organisations. 

Bid by supermarkets to keep merger afloat will lead to many forecourt closures, says PRA

Sainsbury's and Asda's response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) threatens the livelihoods of many independent petrol retailers across the UK, according to the PRA.

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Ford accelerates plans for electric car production

Ford is expanding production of all-electric vehicles after deciding that rapid growth in the market means it needs to accelerate its plans.

Applegreen UK wins award for online recruitment

Applegreen UK and Blue Octopus, an online recruitment specialist, have won an award at the 15th annual Onrec Annual Online Recruitment Awards.

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Roadchef introduces flexible income scheme at three sites

Motorway services operator Roadchef has become one of the UK's first employers to provide employees with access to a flexible income.

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Thieves rip ATM from forecourt while site is open

Thieves have ripped out an ATM from a petrol station shop, causing extensive damage to the building, even though it was open and two staff were inside at the time.

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Parliamentary inquiry looks into introducing E10

A Parliamentary committee of MPs and peers has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 in the UK.

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Applegreen increases turnover to €2.0bn

Applegreen plc has announced group revenue increased by 41% to €2.0bn for the year ended 31 December 2018.

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BP opens UK's largest universal rapid charging hub for EVs

The UK’s largest universal rapid charging hub for electric vehicles has been inaugurated by Milton Keynes Council and BP Chargemaster, which is operating the hub on Polar, the largest public charging network in the UK.

Maxol completes £250k site redevelopment

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has completed a re-development and expansion of its Rosepark Service Station following an

Penny Petroleum signs eight more stores to Spar

Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum has signed a deal to move a further eight of its Scottish convenience stores to Spar.

Sainsbury's and Asda confirm fuel price strategy commitments to CMA

Sainsbury’s has confirmed that it will cap its fuel gross profit margin to no more than 3.5 pence per litre for five years, while Asda will guarantee its existing fuel pricing strategy, in a strong rebuttal to the findings of the Competiton and Markets Authority (CMA).

Jet welcomes new retail business manager

Phillips 66 has appointed Oliver Müller as retail business manager to drive further growth in the company’s UK Jet-branded dealer network. Oliver joins from the company's

Gareth Owen, MD The Premier Group
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MFG agrees maintenance contract with The Premier Group

The Premier Group has been contracted by the Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK's number one Top 50 Indie, to provide pump maintenance services across the MFG service

EG Group awards five-year global contract to Dover Fuelling Solutions

Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) has been awarded a five-year global contract with EG Group, which operates as Euro Garages in the UK, for the provision of its ClearView and

Moto disabled toilet

Moto installs additional Changing Places toilets

Moto has opened two more Changing Places assisted accessible toilets, at its Medway and Leigh Delamere services, which takes the total of Changing Places at the UK motorway services network to more than 30.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Chancellor announces review of National Minimum Wage

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that the Government will launch a review into the future of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage after 2020.

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Burglar steals cash from Hampshire service station

A burglar broke into a Hampshire petrol station and filled a bag for life with cash before fleeing, according to police.

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Council tightens up controls for hand car washes

Cheshire East Council is to draw up clearer rules for dealing with planning applications for hand car washes – following concerns around a number of operation issues.

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Robbers threaten female forecourt assistant with machete

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a petrol station in Swindon on Tuesday March 12.

Electric charging at a Fastned station

Fastned to add five further rapid charger hubs in North East

Fastned, which is building a European network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles, has won a second tender in the UK led by the North East Joined Transport Committee.

Before the fire: Luss Filling Station with the building that burnt down next to it
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Police say fire that has closed forecourt was deliberate

A fire which has forced the temporary closure of an unmanned 24-hour Gulf filling station near Loch Lomond in Scotland was started deliberately, say police.

Whaplode Food Store and Filling Station

Lincolnshire Co-op reopens site after £1.6m redevelopment

Lincolnshire Co-op has reopened Whaplode Food Store and Filling Station after a £1.6m redevelopment.

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Suffolk Police investigating after failed cash machine heist

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of a cash machine in Great Barton.

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Knife-wielding robber escapes with £200 in cash

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Westbury on Monday March 11.

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PRA arranges Business Breakout in Belfast

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Belfast on Thursday March 28.

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Northern Irish police set up team to tackle ATM crime

A team of detectives has been set up to tackle ATM thefts in Northern Ireland after another attack on a forecourt over the weekend.

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CCTV footage shows staff member hit and run on forecourt

Dramatic CCTV footage of a forecourt staff member being knocked down by a driver who failed to pay for their fuel has been released in a bid to identify her attacker.

George Hammond Southern Co-op Tonbridge

Top 50 Indie relaunches Tonbridge site after KDRB

Top 50 Indie George Hammond plc has relaunched its Three Elm site at Tonbridge, in Kent, following a full demolition and rebuild, which has included moving the shop from Spar to Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise.

Shell UK marketing manager Michael Hominick
Shell UK marketing manager Michael Hominick
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Shell launches new rewards programme – Shell Go+

Shell has launched a new rewards programme – Shell Go+ – which will replace its current Drivers’ Club scheme and is designed to completely update the way the company rewards customers for the business they bring to Shell service stations.

MFG site denied 24-hour off licence

MFG Ruthin in Denbighshire has been refused a 24-hour off licence. It already has a licence to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm but wanted to extend this to reflect its 24-hour trading.

TSG acquires Cameron Forecourt

TSG UK’s acquisition of commercial fuelling specialist Cameron Forecourt has completed, with TSG saying it’s a great fit as it complements its dominant position in retail fuelling, creating a “unique organisation with significant capabilities to serve the fuelling demands of the UK”.

Big Oil partners with EdgePetrol

Big Oil has announced a new partnership with EdgePetrol, the innovative software company that specialises in providing fuel retailers with real-time visibility of their sites and live margins. As part of the partnership, EdgePetrol will now distribute Platts daily price assessments to Big Oil customers.

ChargePoint Services to provide electric charging in Surrey borough

ChargePoint Services and Waverley Borough Council have announced plans to provide electric vehicle charging for drivers across the borough. The GeniePoint Network will be extended to include 50kW+ GeniePoint rapid chargers in Farnham, Haslemere, Godalming and Cranleigh – all high traffic areas.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.3166.90140.93130.00
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
London134.50141.91130.33
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
Scotland134.25140.07129.86
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
Wales133.6764.90137.30128.83
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

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