Forecourt operators and oil companies are set to suffer disruption due to a tanker drivers strike, according to the Unite union, although the transport company involved says the impact will be “negligible”.
Esso has announced the launch of its first 99 Octane fuel – Synergy Supreme+ 99. The new premium fuel will be available on forecourts nationwide from October 14, with the exception of 140 sites in the north west, which won’t have supply until next year. The high-spec fuel fills a gap at the top end of Esso’s forecourt fuel line-up and gives retailers a product to challenge Shell’s V-Power unleaded. Currently the highest-spec Esso fuel available to the motorist is 97 RON.
West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Leeds. At 8.38pm on Tuesday March 24, officers were called to the incident at the Esso station, in Wetherby Road. Two men threatened staff with a knife before taking cash and filling a builders ...
Sky News is reporting that EG Group co-CEOs and founders Mohsin and Zuber Issa have approached Caffe Nero – one of the UK’s biggest coffee shop chains - with an offer. According to the Sky News story – widely reported across the national press - the brothers have made contact over the weekend with a proposal to buy Caffe Nero from its founder and controlling shareholder, Gerry Ford.
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The Forecourt Trader Awards finalists have been announced today, with a fantastic range of retailers nationwide having reached the final round. The most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s petrol retailing calendar seek out the brightest and best in the industry – those pushing the boundaries of hard work and innovation in the pursuit of excellence, and as in previous years, standards have been extremely high.
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