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New owner takes over at Premier Group's construction division

The construction division of The Premier Group, a specialist in retail forecourts and commercial fuel installations, has been bought by a new owner with plans to grow and diversify the company.

JUUL Labs UK agrees partnership with MFG

Vaping company JUUL Labs UK has signed its first major retail forecourt partnership in the convenience channel with the announcement that MFG will be stocking its range of products.

MFG's North Ferriby site
DRB UK Maintenance Services renamed Emtec Petroleum

DRB UK Maintenance Services has announced that from March 1, 2019, it will be trading under the name of Emtec Petroleum.

MFG's Oakwood Gate Service Station
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.

GeniePoint charging space at MFG site
MFG installs 21 rapid chargers to GeniePoint network in one month

ChargePoint Services is claiming to be the first company to install more than 20 electric vehicle rapid chargers in new UK locations in a single month. 

product news: Blockhead wins listing with MFG

The energy gum brand Blockhead has announced the addition of three new partnerships with major national retailers: MFG, Booker Retail Partners, and Costcutter.

MFG's North Ferriby site
DRB UK Maintenance boss highlights business wins

A contract for DRB UK Maintenance to install signage at 80 MFG sites is only the latest in a string of prestigious business wins for the company, according to managing director Robert McArthur.