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Henderson launches EDGEPoS self-checkout in UK

Henderson Technology has announced the launch of the EDGEPoS self-checkout, which is now available to EDGEPoS users across the UK.

FuelsPricing reaches strategic agreement with PDI

Maidenhead-based FuelsPricing, a provider of retail and wholesale fuel pricing software solutions, has reached a strategic agreement to work with PDI, a global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries.

PayPoint forms partnership with digital bank Tide

PayPoint has signed a partnership with the banking company Tide that will enable its customers to deposit cash directly into their Tide accounts at any of PayPoint’s 29,000 retailers nationwide.

HTEC makes appointments to bolster team

HTEC, the supplier of epos, payment and loyalty solutions to many UK forecourts, has announced two appointments in sales and payments, to bolster its existing team of industry experts.

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Suresite agrees card processing deal with Costcutter

Suresite, the Preston-based card services and risk management company, has concluded an agreement with the Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) to offer its independent retailers across Britain access to its processing services and technical expertise.

National Lottery celebrates 5,000 milllionaires with gold playstations

To celebrate the 5,000 millionaires The National Lottery has made since 1994, Camelot is rolling out a number of limited edition gold playstations to shops around the UK that have sold a £1m-plus winning ticket.

Market Hub's Pulse helps to boost profits

Market Hub Technologies, a subsidiary of SES-imagotag, has partnered motorway service area operator Roadchef, to deploy its Pulse and Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) technology.

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PayPoint One roll-out reaches more than 9,000 retailers

PayPoint has confirmed the retirement of its old yellow terminals will be completed by December 2019 as it revealed that more than 9,000 retailers are now using the updated PayPoint One technology.

TLM Technologies appoints head of convenience

TLM Technologies has appointed Jonathan Rons to the new role of head of convenience.

Orbis Tech partners US company to enhance security

Orbis Tech, the pos and back office solutions provider, has partnered a US company Cybera to enhance security and simplify solutions for retailers at remote locations.

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PayPoint in deal with Booker to support retailers' back office

PayPoint has secured a deal with Booker to provide retailers with back office links for its PayPoint One platform.

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Kefron speeds up Applegreen's accounts payable

Kefron, a document management software provider, has provided new automated Accounts Payable system to Applegreen that has significantly reduced invoice processing time from days to hours.

TLM Technologies launches evoPOS system

This month sees the launch of the evoPOS system from TLM Technologies.

Oyslans launches stock control app for iPhone

Oyslans has launched Echo-hht, an IOS app that covers all stock control processes.

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Latest HTEC epos system installed at 70 Rontec sites

HTEC’s latest epos solution has been installed into 70 Rontec forecourt sites.

PayPoint extends cashback offer on ATM deal

PayPoint has extended its ATM cashback offer to all retailers who switch cashpoint to a PayPoint ATM.

HTEC notches up 1,500th Gempay 3 installation

HTEC has cemented its position as payments specialist in the forecourt market by reaching a landmark 1,500 installations of its Gempay 3 payment solution. At the same time, the company announced that more than 1,000 sites have the technology installed.

HTEC sets up demonstration convenience store at HQ

HTEC has created a demonstration convenience store at its head office in Hampshire to show its clients how its technology would work and for training staff.

BPme App integrated into EDGEPoS system

EDGEPoS users who operate under the BP fuel brand can now take full advantage of the newly launched BPme App, as it has been fully integrated into the software.

Epos specialist partners with cash management company

APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions, has announced a new partnership with Station Master, Ireland’s independent epos specialist for the retail, convenience and the forecourt market.

BP launches driver and fuel management platform

BP has launched a new driver and fuel management platform called BP FleetMove.

TLM Technologies becomes preferred technology partner with Gulf Oil International

TLM Technologies has been appointed preferred technology partner globally by Gulf Oil International (GOI) in a deal that will include its licensees and the merchants in its retail networks, including Certas Energy and its Gulf network.

TLM Technologies opens operation in United States

TLM Technologies is expanding into the United States, after recruiting three overseas personnel and imminent plans to open an office in Colorado. 

Queue-busting tablet till added to EDGEPoS range

Henderson Technology has announced the launch of the EDGEPoS Queue Buster Tablet Till, which is now available to EDGEPoS users across Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Partnership adds staff rostering to TLM's solutions

TLM Technologies has announced a partnership agreement with bespoke Workforce Management solutions provider ShopWorks.

Cashing in with epos

As the range of products and services offered by forecourts has increased, a wealth of new solutions is being offered by epos suppliers to handle every conceivable transaction and work seamlessly with retailers' back-office systems. Seamus McHugh, international sales and marketing manager at CBE, says that the best of the new technology also allows retailers to curb their costs in a way that wasn't possible in the past. He outlines ways they can do this:

EDGEPoS installed at first forecourt in England

The EDGEPoS solution has been installed at the first petrol station in England since P&C Services was appointed by Henderson Technology as an EDGEPoS reseller in the UK. P&C worked with Henderson Technology to develop and install the system and train its staff at the BP and Spar-branded service station at Kegworth.

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P&C streamlines Prism reporting with Lumix

To provide confidence and longevity to Oracle customers, P&C Services has focused on developing an enhanced reporting and alert system for Prism and Iridium software.

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P&C installs its first EDGEPoS solution since becoming reseller

The EDGEPoS solution has been installed at the first petrol station in England since P&C Services was appointed by Henderson Technology as an EDGEPoS reseller in the UK.

Admedia expands network of screens at motorway services

Following its launch in April this year, out of home media owner Admedia has announced the next roll-out phase of Admedia Nexus, which it describes as the largest roadside digital full motion network across the UK.

Certas Energy transfers another network to the cloud

Certas Energy has moved its operations for another service station network to the cloud.

TLM Technologies introduces evo+ reporting tool

TLM Technologies has announced the launch of evo+, which is officially on sale from October 2017.

TLM CEO Lee Papper (left) and chairman Ron Haacke
TLM CEO Lee Papper (left) and chairman Ron Haacke
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TLM Technologies unveils structure for expansion

TLM Technologies has unveiled a new company structure intended to take the company forward towards global expansion.

P&C Services appointed EDGEPoS partner in the UK

P&C Services has been appointed by Henderson Technology as an EDGEPoS partner in the UK.

Jonathan James joins TLM Technologies' board

TLM Technologies has recruited former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James to join its board as a non-executive director.

TLM Technologies secures funds to drive expansion

TLM Technologies, the forecourt and convenience store technology provider, has secured funding to boost its growth.

TLM adds functionality to its evoHeadOffice solution

TLM Technologies has added new functionality in its evoHeadOffice solution for convenience and fuel.

PCMS extends its forecourt EPOS

PCMS, a provider of retail solutions and managed services, has received accreditation from the National Measurement & Regulation Office (NMRO) for its BeanStore point of sale (POS) solution.

P&C Services introduces Lumix reporting system

P&C Services has introduced a new software system designed to enable users of Iridium and Prism the opportunity to future proof their existing software.

Private equity fund bids for control of Kalibrate

Kalibrate Technologies plc, the UK-based provider of strategy and technology services to the global fuel and convenience retail industry, has agreed a deal for it to be taken over by private equity fund Canterbury Acquisition.

Paul Muncey joins TLM Technologies from Certas Energy

TLM Technologies has recruited its new sales director Paul Muncey from Certas Energy, and he will join the company at the end of June.

Cashless air machine removes incentive for criminals

PTC Supplies and Services, a sister company of Active Carwash Supplies, has come up with a solution to the growing problem of air machines being badly damaged by criminals breaking into them to steal any small change stored inside.

Retailers get first taste of Evolution EPOS at NCS

TLM Technologies previewed its new ‘Evolution’ suite of products at the recent National Convenience Show (NCS) at the NEC Birmingham.

Forecasting clouds

In the past few years tills have developed from being standalone devices for collecting payments from customers, to being part of a complex "solution" that can support and even control many aspects of a business.

Losing contact

The first contactless cards in the UK were issued in 2008 but it is only in the past year that contactless payment has really taken off. According to the UK Cards Association, the trade body for the cards payment industry, £2.5bn was spent on contactless cards and devices in the first half of this year, compared with £2.32bn for the whole of 2014. With the spending limit on transactions recently increasing from £20 to £30, and smartphone applications now enabling users to pay with their phones, more and more people will expect retailers to accept contactless payment.

Multi-tasking

When tills, or pos as they are known in the jargon, became epos, it opened up a host of new challenges and opportunities. More than two decades later the suppliers are still bringing out new refinements to their systems, as well as entirely new functions, and if anything the pace of developments seems to be quickening.

Smart solutions

This time last year payment by smartphone at the pump was in very early development. But by June 2013 a prototype mobile payments web-browsing service created by retail technology provider Micros Systems had been piloted and launched as MiFuel, a solution allowing drivers to pay for fuel using their mobile phones.

Focus on EPOS: Mobile future

We use mobile phones for almost everything these days to find our way, for online shopping, or just generally surfing the net so why not pay for fuel with one? There may be a few regulatory hurdles to overcome first but mobile payment on forecourts could be a lot closer than people think.

Go with the flow

So you're busy and you want a quick snapshot of how your business is doing. Not just headline sales figures for the forecourt, shop and car wash, but a deeper insight, such as what the current biggest sellers are as well as the under-performers.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 13 August 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.96139.34130.03
East Midlands132.2178.40140.26129.44
London132.7566.90141.06129.97
North East131.67142.51128.83
North West132.2355.20139.96128.87
Northern Ireland130.9869.90134.15128.85
Scotland132.49139.09129.38
South East133.0865.40140.87130.38
South West132.56139.07129.94
Wales132.13136.80129.14
West Midlands131.77140.75129.12
Yorkshire & Humber131.4360.80142.86128.78

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