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LEGAL ADVICE: The delivery market has outpaced the legislation

2021-08-02T16:14:00+01:00By Robert Botkai, partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Our ‘legal doctor’ Robert Botkai discusses home delivery and specifically the law surrounding the delivery of alcohol

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Mixed reaction since ‘Freedom Day’

2021-07-26T14:11:00+01:00By Tracy West - retail commentator

It’s been a week since so-called Freedom Day, when Covid rules were relaxed and the requirement to wear a face covering in shops in England changed from mandatory to a recommendation. Forecourt Trader found that reaction to the relaxed rules is definitely mixed.

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MONEY TALK: Back to ‘normal’ then… or is it? But there maybe some wins for forecourts

2021-06-07T15:46:00+01:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

Back to ‘normal’ then… or is it? It seems we are still a long way from those pre-Covid days, but there maybe some wins for forecourts

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LEGAL: CBD - where is the UK market right now?

2021-06-02T14:29:00+01:00By Robert Botkai, partner Winckworth Sherwood

Setting Covid aside for a moment, our ‘legal doctor’ Robert Botkai discusses regulation changes for the fast-growing CBD sector

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PIPELINE: Refined products market is improving

2021-06-02T14:21:00+01:00By Elliot Radley, European Gasoline, editor – Oil Products

The health of the European refined products market is steadily improving as vaccine roll-outs continue to gather pace and demand slowly returns, but plenty of hurdles remain before the industry can breathe a sigh of relief.

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SERVICE CENTRE: When you limit your liability, it sometimes brings its own liabilities

2021-06-02T14:12:00+01:00By Jac Roper

Jac Roper ponders problems with changing the status of your business; plus how an increasingly cashless society is costing retailers

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SHOP TALK: Masculinity measured by meat

2021-05-10T15:59:00+01:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

Did you know it’s No Meat May? No, me neither. It’s a charity campaign challenging people to give up meat for 31 days.

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SERVICE CENTRE: A big address screw-up on the news front

2021-05-05T15:05:00+01:00

Tom Dant, who is managing director of Gill Marsh Forecourts, wrote in to say: “I have a problem at one of my stores with Menzies. It’s the first time we have had dealings with them as our new site was a bit far north for Smiths News.

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PIPELINE: Hopes of European recovery are dashed

2021-04-09T11:22:00+01:00By Elliot Radley, European Gasoline, editor – Oil Products

Hopes of a recovery in European products demand through the second quarter and into the summer months are being dashed by a rise in Covid-19 cases on the continent, and an increase in movement restrictions to combat the virus’ spread.

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LEGAL: Prospect of plain-clothes police on licensed premises

2021-04-06T13:36:00+01:00By Robert Botkai, partner Winckworth Sherwood

Our ‘legal doctor’ Robert Botkai discusses the call to have plain-clothes police officers in licensed premises to help protect women