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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Plan to consult on English deposit return scheme for drinks containers

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Newsagents Federation (NFRN) have welcomed the government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy for England.

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There has been a decline in ATM use
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Report confirms many people still rely on cash

Britain is not yet ready to go cashless, with about eight million people saying cash is a necessity, according to an interim report by the independent Access to Cash Review.

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Pair jailed for torching taxi with driver inside on forecourt

Two men who set fire to a taxi on a petrol forecourt in Kent, while the driver was in the car, have been jailed.

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Police chief blames forecourt owners for fuel thefts

A police chief has blamed petrol station owners for fuel thefts after it was revealed just two out of 255 incidents in his territory this year resulted in charges.

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James Hall opens new Shell forecourt in Cumbria

A new Shell-branded forecourt and Spar store has been opened in Cumbria by the Spar wholesaler for Northern England, James Hall & Co.

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The Kay Group chooses BP branding for new to industry site

BP has signed its first new to industry site with The Kay Group at Rockingham Service Station.

Maltby Service Station in Rotherham
Maltby Service Station in Rotherham
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Essar UK adds 11 MPK sites to its network

Eleven more sites have been added to Essar’s UK retail network, following the recent agreement with Top 50 Indie MPK Garages to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of 12 stations, the first of which opened last month.

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Tobacco smuggling lorry drivers sentenced to 18 months jail

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes London mayor's new food strategy

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the Mayor of London’s new Food Strategy which sets out plans to ensure all Londoners have access to healthy and sustainable food.

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Retail estate owner installs rapid electric vehicle chargers

One of the UK’s largest owner/managers of convenience and community-focused shopping centres is installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at its sites.

Gloucester services on M5 enhance disabled toilet facilities

Westmorland’s award-winning Gloucester services on the M5 has added to its offering with a state-of-the-art disabled toilet facility.

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Government-funded chargepoints must be 'smart' from next July

All government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles will have to use ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government has announced, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year.

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Prolific fuel thief jailed for more than three years

A thief who stole more than £4,000 worth of fuel from petrol stations across Solihull and Birmingham has been jailed.

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Two BP with M&S Simply Food sites open after £5.3m spend

Two new BP service stations with M&S Simply Food stores have been opened following an investment of more than £5m.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes rates relief extension in Wales

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government, which has confirmed an extension to the high street rates relief scheme for 2019-20.

Car makers forecast to fail to meet emissions targets

Eight out of thirteen car manufacturers will fail to meet EU CO2 emission targets in 2021 and face significant fines according to PA Consulting.

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Scottish site sold at auction for twice the guide price

A former petrol filling station site in Fife Scotland, has sold at auction for twice its guide price.

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Man jailed for stabbing customer at Asda petrol station

A man who stabbed his victim for “taking too long” in a queue at an Asda petrol station in Derbyshire has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Lancashire police release CCTV images after robbery

Detectives have released CCTV images following a knifepoint robbery at a Morecambe fuel station in Lancashire.

Sue Clements BP UK strategic account manager
Sue Clements BP UK strategic account manager
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BP appoints new UK strategic account manager

BP has announced the appointment of Sue Clements as UK strategic account manager.

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Sainbury's and Asda request more time for merger evidence

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has rejected a claim by Sainsbury’s and Asda that they need more time to process all the evidence generated by the inquiry into their proposed merger.

Valero and the Co-op join forces to raise money for charity

Members of Valero’s retail team recently joined forces with Co-op Texaco Thorne, Doncaster, to raise money for local charity, ‘Pride of the Isle’, who help improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses.

More supermarket fuel price cuts

For the fifth week in a row, supermarkets are cutting the price of unleaded petrol and diesel.

Robber armed with hatchet raids BP site

A robber armed with a hatchet, terrified staff in a raid on a Paisley forecourt earlier this week. According to the Daily Record, the armed robber, who was wearing a high-vis vest, entered the BP site on Greenock Road at around 6.30am on December 3. He demanded that the cashier hand over cigarettes then ran off.

Essar supports learning charity

Children from schools local to Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently participated in a special visit to Cheshire College South and West (CCSW) in Ellesmere Port. The visit was organised through Essar’s partnership with Passion for Learning, a local charitable organisation working to support primary school age children.

UK shoppers set to spend £21.6bn on Christmas groceries

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes guidance on business rates discounts

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of new guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the details of how business rates discounts announced in this year’s Budget will be allocated.

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Knife-wielding robber jailed for raid on petrol station

A man from Warrington has been jailed after carrying out an armed robbery at a petrol station in the town.

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EG Group wins planning consent at North Lincolnshire site

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has won planning permission for a new service station at Barton-upon-Humber, in North Lincolnshire.

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Two new BP with M&S Simply Food sites open

Thirty eight new jobs have been created with the opening of two BP service stations with M&S Simply Food.

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Ford Fiesta remains the UK's highest selling car
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Sales of new cars continue to slide in November

The UK new car market declined by 3.0% in November with 158,639 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

Spar store on Refuel & Go's Harrow forecourt
Refuel & Go's Harrow forecourt
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Refuel & Go like-for-like sales up 10% after move to Spar

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go has increased like-for-like sales by 10% since it relaunched its eight forecourt sites in London and the Home Counties under the Spar fascia.

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RAC predicts further falls after petrol drops 5ppl in November

Despite the average price of petrol falling by more than 5ppl in November, the biggest monthly drop since January 2015, the RAC claims prices should fall by at least as much again.

Forecourt crime incidents up 13%

A 13% rise in incidents of crime on Britain’s retail forecourts has been revealed by the latest BOSS Forecourt Crime Index. Rising fuel prices during the quarter have pushed up the average initial loss per site, before any BOSS Payment Watch

BP and Shell among seven oil companies signed up for The Forecourt Show

BP and Shell are among seven oil companies that have already signed up for The Forecourt Show 2019, making it the most must-attend forecourt exhibition of the year.

Tesco and VW to create UK's largest EV charging network

Tesco and Volkswagen have announced plans to develop the largest UK retail electric vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a normal 7kW charger for free or a ‘rapid’ 50 kW charger for a small cost in line with market rate.

Supermarkets announce weekend fuel price cuts

Another round of fuel price cuts begins as supermarkets rush to make announcements about their plans in time for the weekend.

Applegreen launches festive promotion

Applegreen has launched an innovative Christmas promotion in Eire and Northern Ireland, centred on its seasonal hot beverage cups.

Home Office Minister agrees to retail violence summit

Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins has agreed to meet with retail representative bodies and trade unions to discuss violence against retailers and shopworkers following

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for Making Tax Digital to be delayed by a year

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government to delay Making Tax Digital (MTD) until 2020, following a report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub Committee.

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Rontec sells controlling joint stake in fuel card business

Top 50 Indie Rontec, together with Bayford Group, has sold a controlling interest in a fuel card business to a French company.

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Machete-wielding thugs attack forecourt staff

Lancashire Police has appealed for witnesses after robbers attacked employees at the Asda petrol station in Burnley.

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John Stevenson’s forecourt store that opened in July in Northallerton
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Nisa's latest format bringing sales increases of 12%

Nisa has reported that retailers who have converted their stores to the latest Evolution format over the past 12 months are experiencing sales increases averaging almost 12%. 

Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith
Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith
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Maxol aiming to raise £20,000 for mental health charity

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol is aiming to raise £20,000 this Christmas for its charity partner, AWARE – which provides support, education, and information, for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions in Northern Ireland.

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Leeds Spar site relaunches after £1m revamp

Spar Victoria Service Station, located on the outskirts of Leeds, has been relaunched after a £1m revamp of its filling station and food store.

Alfa Power electric charger for Leeds forecourt

Alfa Power installed of one of its fastest public rapid-charge points last week, at Shell-branded Victoria Service Station, Morley, Leeds, owned by Dilawer Patel.

Fuel prices drop in time for Black Friday weekend

Supermarkets are cutting fuel prices in time for Black Friday weekend.

Double blow for Lee-on-the-Solent site

Double blow for Lee-on-the-Solent site

Gloucester man defrauds forecourt

A 30-year old Gloucester man was jailed for 36 months yesterday, for a string of crimes including one of defrauding a petrol station.

Technology, sustainability and healthy eating among key retail trends, says IGD

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 March 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.10132.90120.67
North East129.08134.29119.18
North West129.62132.39119.92
Northern Ireland128.35125.75119.27
South East130.8571.90133.04121.53
South West130.29132.15121.01
West Midlands129.9664.90133.23120.58
Yorkshire & Humber129.42131.73119.63

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