The PRA is running a series of open meetings for petrol retailers across the UK throughout November. The events are a chance to network as well as meet exhibitors showcasing products and services for the forecourt sector. For booking details contact Kellie Jessimie on 020 7307 3593.

Esso has opened its 100th On The Run store in the UK and Ireland. The latest site is known as Gate and is in Faversham, Kent. Martin Todd, executive director of fuels marketing, said: "Creating 100 stores in just four years is a tremendous achievement. We look forward to opening even more in the future."

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has appointed James Lowman as its new chief executive, taking over from David Rae. Formerly director of public affairs, Lowman has been at the forefront of the organisation’s campaigning on behalf of smaller retailers.