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MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens

The UK’s biggest independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or Budgens brands, as part of an extension of its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP).

Steve Rodell
Positive outlook as demand for forecourts remains strong, says Christie & Co

After years of divestment, oil companies look set to shake up the petrol filling station market in 2019, according to Steve Rodell, managing director retail, at property specialist Christie & Co, in the company’s latest report on the market, entitled ‘Navigate, Innovate, Accelerate’.

Andrew Cresswell
Former MRH retail chief takes helm at Bestway Retail

The former managing director, retail of MRH, Andrew Cresswell, has been appointed chief retail officer of Bestway Retail, which comprises the company’s owned and franchise stores including Bargain Booze, Select Convenience, Central Convenience and Wine Rack. Central Convenience Stores has 20 forecourt sites.

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MRH signs three-year water and wastewater services deal

MRH, number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has signed a three-year deal with national water retailer Wave to supply water and wastewater services with projected cost savings of least £67,000.