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  • Central England Co-op Boley Park

    Work starts on £3m redevelopment of Central England Co-op’s Lichfield site


    Work is set to begin in the coming weeks on the transformation of Central England Co-op’s Boley Park Food Store and service station in Lichfield as part of an investment worth over £3 million. Soon customers and members will see the start of efforts to create a brand new store, revamped petrol station, a large unit that will house a gym and two further retail units.

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    Gardner Garages adds another Texaco site


    Independent forecourt operator Gardner Garages Limited has signed another site to the Texaco brand. The addition of City Service Station in Hereford brings the current number of Texaco-supplied sites run by the family-run business to four. Their first site - Gardner General Garage in Huntley - joined more than 20 years ago

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    Leeds Skelton Lake Motorway Services welcomes more brand openings


    Leeds Skelton Lake Services, the new motorway service area operated by Extra MSA Group at junction 45 of the M1, has welcomed some of the UK’s most popular food and beverage brands, as more shops and restaurants open for business.

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    Co-op embarks on £1.75m development of Hereford forecourt


    The Co-op is embarking on a £1.75m redevelopment of its forecourt convenience operation in Hereford. The plan is to extend the store and provide a major overhaul to the fuel station infrastructure.

  • Applegreen Lisburn

    Registration opens for ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme


    Forecourt retailers serving food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out.

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    Co-op switches 28 of its sites to supply by Valero in a single day


    The Co-op has switched 28 sites to Valero supply in a single day in the largest conversion of sites in one day that either company has ever attempted.

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    MFG Ranked 8th in The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100


    Forecourt businesses feature in latest Sunday Times league table 

  • Co-op Canopy 2019 - web

    Co-op forecourt’s fire-damaged store re-launches


    The Co-op’s petrol station and food store in Liversedge is set to re-launch tomorrow (July 3) following a £1.1m investment to extend and improve the store to better serve the community.

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    Positive outlook for forecourts in latest Fuel Market Review


    The forecourt sector has shown it can adapt and is likely to come out of the crisis in better shape than many others, according to Arthur Renshaw, UK Ireland manager for Experian Catalist, writing in the latest Fuel Market Review in the June digital issue of Forecourt Trader. ...

  • ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector

    ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector


    The challenges faced by retailers and colleagues since the lockdown, and the changes that they have made in store to keep their communities going are revealed in findings from a survey by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey shows that while two thirds of ...

  • Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail

    Ascona Group to transfer all 37 of its sites to Nisa Retail


    The Ascona Group has agreed to all its 37 sites being supplied by Nisa Retail. The Top 50 Indie, based in Pembrokeshire, agreed terms just ahead of the outbreak of Covid-19, but that has not hampered the transition of the first 12 stores moving across to Nisa. The ...

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    Pulling together in time of crisis


    The strength of the convenience offer in the majority of service stations means the forecourt sector should have a good chance of surviving the present pandemic crisis more or less in one piece, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He says everyone is pulling together and has praised the government ...

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    Adjusting to lockdown


    Everything has been shaping up nicely at Hill’s Retail, which not long ago reached its 10-year landmark. The Redditch-based business was set up by directors David Hill and Jackie Braziel, and has recently extended its relationship with Gulf as it continues to future-proof its operations, with all three of its ...

  • Nisa store development team helps retailers make stores safer

    Nisa store development team helps retailers make stores safer


    Nisa’s store development team has been helping its retailers to make their stores safer for shoppers and staff during the coronavirus crisis. While more usual store development projects have had to be put on hold, instead the team has been identifying new support mechanisms for retailers. The format team has ...

  • Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ

    Kay Group plans multi-million pound redevelopment of HQ


    The Kay Group has applied for planning permission for a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Grimshaw Park Service Station in Blackburn. The Top 50 independent is to completely demolish the site - which is also the company’s headquarters - and replace it with a ‘unique’ and ‘contemporary’ three-storey building ...

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    Top 50 Indie on a growing streak


    Having worked as a commission operator for 20 years, Nalliah Thayaparan (known as Thaya) thought he would have a go at owning a petrol station himself. So in 2012, armed with his considerable knowledge gained operating 12 sites for various UK leading independent forecourt companies as well as running ...

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    Camelot congratulates retailers on passing proof of age test


    Camelot has congratulated its retailers for the third year in a row after final results for 2019 show that 91% of National Lottery retailers correctly asked for ID as proof of age on the first visit. The high pass rate has now been maintained for three straight years, and betters ...

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    Blakemore Spar stores trial waste fighting app


    The Spar Fairfield forecourt store is one 15 Blakemore Retail Spar convenience stores based in Lincolnshire which are trialling the Too Good to Go food waste fighting app, which enables people to purchase short-dated food for a reduced price. The app, which was launched in the UK in June 2016, ...

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    Spar Scotland launches new advertising campaign


    Spar Scotland is launching a new advertising campaign, aimed at surprising shoppers with deals on key food and drink products available in Spar stores in Scotland. In a series of TV ads being aired exclusively on STV, the new media campaign from Spar Scotland focuses on six headline products including ...

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    Creating an Oasis for the future


    It’s been a busy summer for Malcolm Blake, director of Oasis Garage in Hull, North Humberside. Not only has he spent a small fortune transforming his tiny forecourt shop to a spacious Spar convenience store, he has also changed fuel brand. After nearly 20 years with Jet, during which time ...