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August

Esso wins in court Tiger Tokens

Former Esso retailers have been left devastated by the judgement on their long-running battle with Esso, which ruled against them on Tiger Tokens and hot fuel; and left them with the prospect of going back to the County Courts to get individual judgements on the third issue of margins, fees and allowances.

Connect on track for dealer franchise

BP could offer its Connect format as a franchise to independent dealers within the next calendar year, as the company throws its weight behind a radical review of its retail operations, code-named ‘Accelerator’.

Nectar now on the cards at Safeways

The 59 BP & Safeway Partnership sites are poised to start offering customers Nectar points on fuel.

BP slows LPG rollout

BP is putting the brakes on its LPG programme because of a lack of clarity about the government’s environmental strategy.

BP and Total named as ‘repeat polluters’

BP and Total are among the Environment Agency’s list of the most persistent offenders in environmental crimes.

Texaco wins safety award

Texaco’s commitment to safety has been recognised by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) with an award for its UK dry goods distribution centre in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Total puts its money behind Watford FC

Total has announced a two-year sponsorship deal with first division football club Watford.

Cleaning round the clock

A new 24-hour forecourt cleaning and maintenance service has been launched by civil engineering company Grimshaw Kinnear.

Spar is first on motorway site

Spar has become the first convenience retailer to have a presence on a motorway service station.

Judgement day

The retailers involved in the Esso trial have been left shattered and confused by last month’s verdict, which – after a prolonged build-up, gruelling two-month trial, and anxious three-month wait for the judge to make his decision – ruled against them on Tiger Tokens and hot fuel; and left them with the prospect of going back to the County Courts to get individual judgements on the third issue of margins, fees and allowances.
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