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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


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.


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

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SECURITY: Be extra vigilant to prevent forecourt crime

2021-04-05T13:56:00+01:00By Kevin Eastwood, executive director, BOSS

Back in 1991, when BOSS was established, driving off from the pump without paying dominated forecourt crime.

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SERVICE CENTRE: Problems with newspaper vouchers and smelly smokers

2021-04-05T13:45:00+01:00By Jac Roper

Jac Roper looks at how a newspaper voucher returns envelope problem gets resolved; plus advice on how to deal with a smelly smoker

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E10 PETROL: The introduction of E10 and your wider forecourt strategy

2021-03-08T15:37:00+00:00By Mark Griffiths, head of business development, Adler and Allan

Mark Griffiths, head of business development, Adler and Allan, supplier of environmental risk services, explains the maintenance impact of E10, and how the grade changes could affect your wider site operation.

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SHOP TALK: March 14 - the Mother of all occasions

2021-03-08T12:42:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday March 14.

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MONEY TALK: The big boys in the playground

2021-03-01T16:09:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

Naturally, the business and financial news in most of the media has continued to be dominated by Covid.