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COMMENT: The dawn for EVs is near, the time to prepare is now

2021-02-22T10:37:00+00:00By Oliver Shaw, CEO, Kalibrate

In November, the UK government announced it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030 as part of its 10-point plan for a green ‘industrial revolution’.

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SHOP TALK: Orange juices up chocolate sales

2021-02-22T10:26:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

Some of you may have heard of the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’, the title of which plays on the fact that the drama is set in a women’s prison in the US, where all the inmates wear bright orange jumpsuits.

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PITSTOP: We check out the first Electric Forecourt


Mystery motorist on a mission…

FT - Robert Botkai partner Winckworth Sherwood

LEGAL ADVICE: Welsh Covid regs and business interruption claims

2021-02-15T15:26:00+00:00By Robert Botkai, partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Our ‘legal doctor’ Robert Botkai discusses new regulations in Wales as well as the Supreme Court case on business interruption loans

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MONEY TALK: Fuel volume data update and ‘HMRC’ scam warning

2021-02-15T15:16:00+00:00By Jan Mikula, EKW Group

According to the ONS, fuel volumes across Great Britain last November (2020) were down almost 24% against their benchmark February 2020 level. 

FT - Mark Truman chief revenue officer Edge Petrol

COMMENT: Do you remember how you thought 2020 would play out a year ago?

2021-02-08T16:32:00+00:00By Mark Truman, chief revenue officer, Edge Petrol

Predicting the future is impossible, so it may seem unwise to forecast what to expect from 2021. I’m guessing this article won’t age well, so I’m banking on nobody revisiting it in January 2022!

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SHOP TALK: Share the love… you know you want to

2021-02-08T13:03:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

With the lockdown still underway, and many people on furlough or working from home, everyone seems to be looking for some reason for a little cheer. This month, we have Valentine’s Day, and even the die-hard non-romantics among us might well get their heads turned for a chance of a little extra love in their lives.

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SHOP TALK: Healthy new year?

2021-01-11T13:07:00+00:00By Tracy West - retail commentator

At this time of year, many consumers are usually attempting ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ but, given the current circumstances, you wonder if as many will be bothered.


Fear of running out drives Christmas grocery sales

2020-12-21T15:43:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

Earlier this month, I got the usual ‘festive’ email from Businesswaste.co.uk calling for a ban on Christmas dinner. 


Invest and innovate in an electric future: James Lowman, ACS

2020-11-25T17:15:00+00:00By James Lowman, chief executive, ACS

Invest and Innovate in an electric future