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Forecourts outperform the market as Britvic report reveals pandemic winners


The forecourt sector was the fastest-growing channel in the soft drinks sector last year, according to the latest Britvic Soft Drinks Report.

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Ilford dealer celebrates site transformation and 20 years with Jet


Jet New North Road in Ilford, a popular family-owned business, has re-opened following a major transformation of both the forecourt and the retail offer.

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ONSITE: Gulf dealers Stephen and Karen Smith have unlocked the benefits of a multi-site operation


Gulf dealers Stephen and Karen Smith of Evans & Jones have unlocked the benefits of a multi-site operation with the acquisition – and subsequent refurbishment – of Gwalia Garage


Win at lunchtime with Walkers 'crispIn or crispOut' campaign


Walkers has kicked off a major marketing campaign to help retailers win at lunchtime, called #crispIN or #crispOUT.

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New, simplified design for Coca-Cola


The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new design for the Coca-Cola trademark that brings Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke together in an evolution of the ‘One Brand’ Strategy that launched worldwide in 2016.


Forecourt rollout for luxury 'tishoos'


New luxury tissues in a tube, go live at almost 20 BP and Shell forecourts this week, the brand’s first bricks-and-mortar listings since launching in the UK in August 2020.

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Costcutter and SimplyFresh agree two-year continuation of partnership


Costcutter Supermarkets Group and SimplyFresh have announced a continuation of their partnership with a new rolling supply contract, which will run for a minimum of two years, to support SimplyFresh in its continued growth ambitions.

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Bestway Wholesale integrates Costcutter


Bestway Wholesale have announced the restructure of Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) as the first step of the integration of the business into Bestway Wholesale.

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SHOP TALK: March 14 - the Mother of all occasions

2021-03-08T12:42:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday March 14.

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Schools opening will boost c-store impulse purchases, says Bestway Wholesale boss


Impulse purchases will be boosted when schools re-open on March 8, according to Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, as he reacted to the Prime Minister’s statement on the easing of lockdown restrictions.