The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is holding its Summit ’09 in Birmingham on April 30th. Guest speakers at the association’s flagship event include David Smith, CEO of research company Global Futures and Foresight. An expert panel will also discuss future predictions for the industry.

Forecourt Systems, part of the Tokheim Group, has opened its first unmanned petrol station in Ireland -at the Maxol Moira site in County Down. The company said it was also rolling out Ireland’s first fully integrated pay@pump terminals around the country.

The Junction 38 Services in Tebay off the M6 has won the Loo of the Year for 2008 for England in the Roadside Restaurant/Service Station category; while Welcome Break on the M40 near Oxford won the same award in the Motorway Service Area category. The 2009 awards will be launched in March.