Tracy West

                   

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    Changing habits in lockdown

    2020-06-08T15:15:00

    They say that eating habits have changed during the Coronavirus lockdown and it seems that’s true when it comes to our taste in sandwiches. According to a poll of 2,000 adults undertaken by bread brand Warburtons, last year’s favourite sandwich cheese has been replaced by bacon. It seems whether they’re ...

  • Budgens forecourt sees record shop sales but fuel plummets
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    Budgens forecourt sees record shop sales but fuel plummets

    2020-04-08T00:00:00

    A Budgens forecourt owner has experienced record shop sales as the coronavirus crisis has taken hold, but after a brief surge in fuel sales volumes have shrunk to about 15% of their usual level.

  • Analysis

    Highs and lows of NPD

    2020-04-07T00:00:00

    I love trying a new product so was particularly pleased with my latest haul although as with everything in life, some things were better than others.

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    Greggs on a ’roll’

    2020-03-10T00:00:00

    I confess to not being a massive fan of Greggs products but obviously loads of people are, including Mr West who is very partial to a Greggs sausage roll or two. In the town where I live, there are always queues of people wanting a sausage roll or other Greggs ...

  • Maxol outlines development of its food-to-go offer
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    Maxol outlines development of its food-to-go offer

    2020-03-04T00:00:00

    Irish forecourt brand Maxol has been busy developing its food-to-go offer to maximise the opportunity that’s been presented to them from their customers’ growing appetite for food on the move.

  • Forecourts remaining relevant on the Road to Zero
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    Forecourts remaining relevant on the Road to Zero

    2020-03-04T00:00:00

    Will the Road to Zero impact the value of my PFS business, was the title of the presentation at Summit 2020 delivered by Steve Rodell, managing director – retail at Christie & Co.

  • Top 50 Indies ’positive’ about trading conditions
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    Top 50 Indies ’positive’ about trading conditions

    2020-02-28T00:00:00

    The majority of dealers are positive about trading conditions, with 26% ‘extremely positive’ and 46% ‘positive’, according to a new report - the first research conducted into the opinions of the  Top 50 independent retailing community.

  • Government taskforce says EVs could benefit UK’s energy system
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    Government taskforce says EVs could benefit UK’s energy system

    2020-01-14T00:00:00

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Taskforce, a government-backed organisation that brings together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors, says that the effectively managed integration of EVs with the energy system could significantly improve electricity network efficiency, increase system resilience and limit the requirement to build costly new ...

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    Grenade launches energy drink

    2019-12-02T00:00:00

    Grenade – renowned for its popular Carb Killa bar and shakes range – is entering the world of energy drinks with the launch of Grenade Energy.

  • Robber jailed for threatening to slit cashier’s throat
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    Robber jailed for threatening to slit cashier’s throat

    2019-11-29T00:00:00

    A knife-wielding woman who robbed St Giles Filling Station in Gilesgate, Durham and threatened to slit the cashier’s throat has been jailed for six years.

  • MFG expects green light for new roadside service area
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    MFG expects green light for new roadside service area

    2019-11-29T00:00:00

    Plans to develop a roadside service area in East Devon, including a petrol station and a McDonald’s drive-thru, have been recommended for approval. The land earmarked for the scheme is on Exeter Road in Whimple.

  • Drunks hold darts match in forecourt shop
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    Drunks hold darts match in forecourt shop

    2019-11-29T00:00:00

    Two drunken men set up a dartboard at the Esso petrol station on Knutsford Road in Latchford and began playing a game of darts before being moved on by police.

  • Two men threaten cashier in early morning armed raid
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    Two men threaten cashier in early morning armed raid

    2019-11-29T00:00:00

    Police are appealing for information following an incident at the BP site in Greenock Road, Paisley.

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    Country Choice launches vegan sausage roll

    2019-11-04T00:00:00

    Country Choice has launched a new vegan sausage roll in time for ‘Veganuary’, the campaign that encourages consumers to try going vegan for a month. The number of consumers who signed up to Veganuary in 2019 topped 250,000, up nearly 100,000 on 2018, and even more are expected to sign ...

  • News

    illy enters capsule market

    2019-11-04T00:00:00

    The illy brand of coffee is now available in capsules that are compatible with Nespresso coffee machines. Brand owner illycaffè says it wants to make the illy coffee experience available to as many people as possible, while keeping in step with modern consumption trends.

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    Premier Foods unveils festive cakes range

    2019-11-04T00:00:00

    Premier Foods is extending its festive cake range with seasonal additions from Mr Kipling and Cadbury. From Mr Kipling there is a new Mini Mince Pie Selection pack to add more variety to the line-up. The pack contains three each of Mr Kipling Deep Filled Mince Pies, Iced Topped Mince ...

  • Scottish forecourts warned to be vigilant over jet wash cash boxes
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    Scottish forecourts warned to be vigilant over jet wash cash boxes

    2019-11-01T00:00:00

    Tayside Police are advising forecourts with coin-operated jet wash machines to empty the cash boxes daily. The advice comes after thieves targeted a jet wash machine at the Jet site on Edinburgh Road, Perth for the second time in nine days.

  • Mazda commits to diesel engines
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    Mazda commits to diesel engines

    2019-11-01T00:00:00

    Car giant Mazda has confirmed its commitment to diesel by announcing that it will launch an innovative diesel engine next year as it takes a broader approach than some other companies to reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

  • Half of Brits unconvinced by electric cars
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    Half of Brits unconvinced by electric cars

    2019-10-30T00:00:00

    Less than half of people who drive would currently consider getting an electric vehicle according to new research from Lex Autolease, despite 61% of respondents saying they are aware

  • Bristol’s diesel-free city plan
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    Bristol’s diesel-free city plan

    2019-10-30T00:00:00

    Bristol could become the first UK city to ban diesel vehicles from part of its city centre. Bristol City Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve a small area diesel ban for all privately

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