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March

In brief
01 March, 2007

Torex Retail has maintained its "business as usual" stance following another management shake-up in the wake of its recent problems. Geoffrey Forster and David Hallett have resigned as non-executive directors. This comes after Steve Marshall, a former CEO of Railtrack, was appointed non-executive chairman. The company also recently announced £15m-worth of increased bank funding.

Fuel prices - February 26, 2007
05 March, 2007

In the surgery this month - Nuns Bridges Filling Station
01 March, 2007

General Appearance: Just outside Thetford on the busy A134 from Bury St Edmunds, is the Nuns Bridges Filling Station. Ideally situated for passing traffic, the site is surrounded by two quite dense areas of housing

A year in words and numbers
01 March, 2007

Annual shop sales were worth more than £641,000 in 2006, which represents an increase of 2.8% over the previous year in 'raw' cash terms. If we look at the RPI measure of price inflation during the year, we find that it averaged 3.2% and was rising quite significantly towards the end of the year.

Service Centre with Jac Roper - Supply and demand
01 March, 2007

Even in a less-than-perfect world, retailers and suppliers are meant to be on the same side. But when things go badly wrong, how can you salvage what's left?

Energy burst
01 March, 2007

The Lucozade Energy brand is being backed by its biggest-ever marketing drive.

Britvic squeezes juice category
01 March, 2007

Britvic will be launching two new pure juice products in the second half of the year.

Nozzles: weapon of choice in the UK gum war
01 March, 2007

The gum war between Wrigley and Cadbury Trebor Bassett's new Trident brand is moving onto the forecourt, with both companies booking nozzle advertising through media specialist Alvern.

Jaffa Cakes score
01 March, 2007

McVitie's Jaffa Cakes, made by UBUK, have become the official energy snack of the England cricket team.

Origins added to Magnum range
01 March, 2007

Unilever UK is adding two new variants to its Magnum range.

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?