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The system was trialled at George Hammond's Deal Services
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Metro Analytic Retail Solution wins Queen’s Award

The new Metro Analytic Retail Solution (MARS), developed by Metro Security (GB) to help forecourt site operators and other high street retailers, has won a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

TLM taken over by French MADIC group

French group MADIC has acquired TLM, developer of the evolution suite of technology for forecourt operators and convenience retailers.

PetrolPrices revamps platform to be ‘TripAdvisor for forecourts’

The fuel price information site PetrolPrices has revamped its platform to become a ‘TripAdvisor for forecourts’, by putting data and customer experience at the heart of its offer, better linking the forecourt industry with UK drivers.

Dover Fueling Solutions exhibits with TSG for first time

Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), a Dover company delivering fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, will be exhibiting alongside its distribution partner, TSG, at this year’s Forecourt Show.

HTEC parent combines with Celtech Software

Universe Group, the parent company of HTEC, the developer and supplier of point of sale, payment and loyalty systems, has combined with Celtech Software.

Nayax integrates latest Visa cues into mobile payment solution

Cashless payments and telemetry solution provider Nayax is claiming to be the first partner to integrate Visa’s suite of sensory branding cues globally in the latest version of its mobile payment application.

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BP approves Henderson Technology’s EDGEPoS solution

BP has approved Henderson Technology’s EDGEPoS for its dealers in the UK and globally, and is encouraging its retailers to upgrade their legacy software to the EDGEPoS software solution.

Partnership aims to bring new technology to car wash sector

Nayax and Beacon Mobile have announced a new strategic partnership that to provide an integrated sales and marketing solution to the car wash industry.

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HTEC rolls out Gempay 3 to 370 Euro Garages forecourts

HTEC has started a roll-out with Euro Garages to provide Gempay 3 payment terminals and payment processing services to its 370 petrol forecourts in the UK.

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Keeping the technology in your store up to date has many benefits, according to Kristine Moore, retail technology channel manager at Henderson Technology. "It allows your store to provide a more efficient customer service experience, it provides your company with more security within the site and much more visibility and control of your store, and technology is always evolving, which allows your store to be kept up to date with the latest trends and customer demands."

TLM Technologies unveils pricing solution with artificial intelligence

TLM Technologies has added to its evolution suite of solutions for forecourt and convenience store owners, with new fuel pricing software with artificial intelligence (AI) called evoPricePlus.

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APG Cash Drawer teams up with c-store EPOS provider

Newhaven-based APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions, has formed a new partnership with MSP Systems, a leading EPOS technology provider for the convenience sector in the UK.

Fresh Food Centre opts for Orbis solution

Fuel and convenience retailer The Fresh Food Centre Group in County Down, Northern Ireland, has invested in Orbis Tech’s point-of-sale, web-based back-office head-office software solution to gain better control over its outlets.

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PayPoint enlists retailers for recruitment drive

PayPoint has launched a ‘refer a retailer’ promotion to reward its existing retail partners and encourage more retailers to sign up to PayPoint One throughout November.

Certas Energy's West End Service Station, Church Street, Brecon, Powys
Certas Energy's West End Service Station, Church Street, Brecon, Powys
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Certas Energy installs Orbis Tech EPOS at newly acquired sites

Certas Energy has chosen Orbis Tech’s EPOS solution for the six Gulf-branded forecourts recently purchased from David Taylor in South Wales.

HTEC forms mobile payment partnership with P97 Networks

HTEC, the Southampton-based EPOS, payment and loyalty solutions company, has announced a partnership with American firm P97 Networks, which provides cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments and digital marketing solutions.

Pic cap: From left: Peter Huda, head of projects; Bob Laidlaw, COO UK & Ireland; and UK & Ireland country manager Jon McCarthy
From left: Peter Huda, head of projects; Bob Laidlaw; and UK & Ireland country manager Jon McCarthy
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Bob Laidlaw appointed chief operating officer for Orbis UK

Orbis Tech has appointed Bob Laidlaw as chief operating officer for the UK region.

Gaining an 'Edge'

Since launching a year ago, EdgePetrol has been promoted as the must-have tool for forecourt management, creating a world where software solves the problems forecourt owners face every day.

Irish site first forecourt to install EDGEPoS self checkout in-store

Independently owned forecourt convenience operation,Spar Loughbrickland, County Down, has become the first service station to install the EDGEPoS self-checkout in store.

CBE wins retail partner award from NCR

Retail Technology company CBE Software has been awarded EMEA Retail Partner of the Year from NCR the manufacturer of self-service checkouts.

TLM's evoPOS gets the thumbs up from Shell

TLM Technologies' POS software, evoPOS, has been formally accredited by Shell. This news comes as the result of successful piloting and testing of evoPOS on the Shell network.

TLM Technologies’ evoPOS wins accreditation from Shell

TLM Technologies’ POS software, evoPOS, has been formally accredited by Shell.

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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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.

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.

The EDGEPoS system at Kegworth Service Station

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.

Certas Energy transfers another network to the cloud

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

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 22 April 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East133.73138.71126.93
East Midlands132.86137.09126.21
London133.50140.13127.73
North East131.78134.50125.79
North West132.42136.29125.88
Northern Ireland130.30133.18124.00
Scotland132.76140.06126.01
South East133.78139.62127.48
South West133.17138.78126.51
Wales132.4055.70133.90125.75
West Midlands132.61139.12126.38
Yorkshire & Humber132.13137.49125.86

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