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September

Health tick for Esso
06 September, 2006

Esso is responding to the nation's growing obesity concerns by launching a new labelling scheme and a series of promotions to highlight healthier product choices in its company-owned stores.

An industry date for your diary
06 September, 2006

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) annual exhibition and conference will next take place on April 18 and 19, 2007 at the Telford International Centre.

Own-label alliance to rival the mults
06 September, 2006

Two major convenience store players - Spar and The Co-operative Group - have joined forces in an own-label buying alliance, in a bid to make them more competitive with the grocery multiples.

in brief
06 September, 2006

Following a successful trial at six sites earlier this year, BP's Ultimate 102 'handmade' unleaded petrol is being made available on a further 30 forecourts. The fuel is designed for highly-tuned, high-performance cars and is therefore premium priced at £2.42 per litre.

Fuel prices, August 28, 2006
06 September, 2006

Poles Apart
06 September, 2006

Two major oil companies, two major fuel-related launches on the same day. One rolls out a leading environmentalist. The other unleashes a Formula 1 car onto the streets of London. Their mission - to entice more customers onto their forecourts to sell them more fuel?

SHOP DOCTOR: Eurospar, Newtownclough, Newry, Co. Down
06 September, 2006

On the B113 and heading towards Newry is a new EuroSpar store and Spar-branded forecourt. EuroSpar claims to be a 'large supermarket format aimed at fulfilling weekly shopping needs'. The advertising strapline is 'Expect a little more'. I did!

Working capital
06 September, 2006

one of the very stirking features of many sites at the moment appears to be just how empty some of the shops are - not of customers, necessarily, but of stock.

Service Centre with Jac Roper
06 September, 2006

The latest from Nisa-Today's and Costcutter is that, following board meetings on August 10, all directors unanimously agreed, subject to due diligence, to proposals to combine the two organisations, thus creating a new company.

Glad tidings
06 September, 2006

Just how badly the Cadbury salmonella scare has affected the chocolate market is hard to say but that, on top of record summer temperatures and consumer concerns over health and obesity, have all been bad news. However as we head towards the autumn - and more importantly - towards Christmas, there are glad tidings ahead as the manufacturers wheel out their festive ranges.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?