All Texaco articles – Page 4

  • In the surgery this month – Texaco, Hornsey Rd, Islington, London

    In the surgery this month – Texaco, Hornsey Rd, Islington, London


    GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Millwood Motor Company site is situated at the edge of the large village of Cam in Gloucestershire. In addition to the impressive new Shell forecourt and Spar shop, the site offers a Mitsubishi dealership and what is claimed to be ’the only official UK sales outlet for ...

  • In the surgery this month - Texaco, Hornsey Rd, Islington, London

    In the surgery this month - Texaco, Hornsey Rd, Islington, London


    GENERAL APPEARANCE: On the busy Hornsey Road, just a stone’s throw away from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, is my stealth check target - a Texaco filling station and shop. The Texaco-branded pole is fairly visible and boldly announces that the site offers a car wash, off licence and the National Lottery. ...

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    Texaco’s rising star


    It’s being touted as the most exciting project for the Texaco brand in 10 years, and is long overdue. A brand refresh, under the title Project Shining Star, is to be piloted later this year ready to begin the rollout at the start of 2010. For everyone involved with the ...

  • In the surgery this month - Texaco/Star Market Service Station, Chepstow, Gwent

    In the surgery this month - Texaco/Star Market Service Station, Chepstow, Gwent


    GENERAL APPEARANCE: Located just off the A48/A466 Larkfield roundabout on one of the main roads to Chepstow town centre is the joint-branded Texaco/Star Market service station. It includes an impressive Countrywide store that has recently undergone a refit. FORECOURT: The service station has a Texaco pole that shows illuminated fuel ...

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    Co-op signs up for Texaco on 19 sites


    Chevron is to provide Texaco-branded fuel for 19 members of the Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG), the UK’s largest consumer co-operative. Clive Adamson, head of petrol and post offices at the Co-op Group said: "Chevron’s Texaco brand is well known on the forecourt and we arepleased to be building a ...

  • In the surgery this month - Somerfield/Texaco, Ringwood, Hampshire

    In the surgery this month - Somerfield/Texaco, Ringwood, Hampshire


    Following the announcement that Somerfield is up for sale, I wanted to see what any potential buyer might get for its money, so I selected a recently-opened Somerfield forecourt store on the A31 immediately west of Ringwood, on the Hampshire/Dorset border. GENERAL APPEARANCE: Just past an exit slip road on ...

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    Lynn & Vigar go in Texaco restructure


    Chevron’s vice president of marketing in Europe, and keynote speaker at the last Top Indies dinner, John Lynn, and general manager of retail sales, Guy Vigar, are moving on to new roles following a restructure at Chevron Ltd. The company has announced a new structure for its marketing operations ...

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    As the UK government and Royal Mail prepare to announce the closure of thousands of post offices across the country, Texaco has offered a lifeline to these communities. Peter Oakford, Texaco’s UK retail regional manager, said: “Clearly, it is a sad day when an area loses its local post office ...

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    Texaco launches road safety books


    Texaco, the UK’s largest branded network of independently-owned service stations, has found that parents are confused by current road safety legislation and aren’t leading by example when it comes to practices such as buckling up and using appropriate road crossings. Announcing the results of a nationwide study, the company is ...

  • Texaco joins FSB in radio phone-ins

    Texaco joins FSB in radio phone-ins


    Texaco joined forces with the Federation of Small Businesses last month to warn the nation that the local service station is under threat and many communities face losing the last shop in their area. Guy Vigar, Texaco’s general manager, retail sales, took part in radio phone-ins across the country warning ...

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    Thieves target Texaco fuel depot


    Over 14,600 litres of diesel worth over £13,300 has been stolen from a Texaco fuel depot in Yeovil. Police believe two men rigged up 50 metres of piping to a silo at the OJ Williams depot before driving away in a large vehicle or tanker. Texaco spokesperson Daniel Schraibman said ...

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    Texaco’s ATM tie-in


    Cashbox has signed up to become the preferred supplier of internal cash machines to Texaco-branded service stations. This will see the company actively promoted as the provider of choice for Texaco’s independent retailers, with the first phase of the programme involving 420 sites. Phillip Minns, Texaco category manager, says the ...

  • Texaco trials new group loyalty card

    Texaco trials new group loyalty card


    Texaco is trialling a new group loyalty card at 150 sites. The We.O.U card allows holders to pool their points (Texaco stars) to benefit local schools. This means a group of customers can sign up for a card with one central account so a substantial fund can be built up ...

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    Texaco sale continues


    Texaco has disposed of a further 17 sites – 14 to Petrol Express and three to Somerfield. The move is part of Texaco’s plan to dispose of all its company-owned sites and focus on its independent dealers. Texaco now has fewer than 100 sites left to sell.

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    Texaco sells 14 sites to Petrol Express


    Texaco Ltd has sold 14 of its UK service stations to independent forecourt operator and distributor, Petrol Express. The sites are expected to transfer to Petrol Express once the relevant stock-taking and systems changes have taken place. This announcement follows the sale of 118 Texaco sites to Somerfield in ...

  • Somerfield Essentials/Texaco, Sheaf Motors, Coal Aston, Derby

    Somerfield Essentials/Texaco, Sheaf Motors, Coal Aston, Derby


    Following the news that Somerfield had purchased 140 sites from Texaco I thought I would visit an existing Somerfield/Texaco site to refresh my knowledge of their offer. Located in the village of Coal Aston on the B6056 and just off the A61 between Sheffield and Chesterfield is a Somerfield Essentials ...

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    Texaco copies Jet in retail retreat


    Texaco has given up trying to make money out of running service stations and is planning to sell all its UK company owned network, just as ConocoPhillips did with its Jet-branded sites more than three years ago. News of the oil company intending to focus on becoming a fuel wholesaler ...

  • Texaco opts blueheath supply

    Texaco opts blueheath supply


    Texaco has signed up delivered wholesaler Blueheath to handle grocery distribution to its forecourt sites throughout the UK. The deal will see Blueheath supply groceries to about 350 Texaco forecourts. A range of 150 grocery products will be delivered up to four times a week to Texaco’s distribution hub at ...

  • Texaco launches online credit card

    Texaco launches online credit card


    A new, flexible, online credit card offering up to 1.6 per cent cashback and a balance transfer rate of 5.9 per cent for the life of the balance (14.9 per cent typical APR variable), has been launched by Texaco and credit card innovators Accucard, part of Create Services. Using Accucard’s ...

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    Texaco alcohol licence plan rejected


    Police in an East Midlands city plagued by under-age drink sales have rammed home their zero-tolerance message by saying ‘no’ to their next door neighbours – Texaco. The petrol giant applied for a licence to sell alcohol at their outlet in Bull Head Street, Wigston, on the outskirts of Leicester. ...