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May

Car wash threats
07 June, 2007

Good news that the Association of Convenience Stores is to establish a formal group to tackle the many threats facing forecourt car wash operators.

in brief
01 May, 2007

Following the successful one-day event last October, the Biodiesel Expo 2007 has been extended to two days. It will take place at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire on October 17-18.

ACS to launch car wash action group
01 May, 2007

A new group which will tackle the threats surrounding the traditional car wash industry is to be launched this month by the Association of Convenience Stores, Forecourt Trader has learned.

First Budgens site in Wales for Susie
01 May, 2007

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year award winner Susie Hawkins has opened the first Budgens forecourt store in Wales.

Cashless shopping proves convenient
01 May, 2007

Electronic payment and ordering will play a much bigger part in the convenience sector in the next five years, according to grocery industry body, IGD.

Trip treat from Maxol
01 May, 2007

The most dedicated and hard-working Maxol retailers are going on an all-expenses-paid luxury weekend to Barcelona.

LPG beats biofuel in carbon-cutting race
01 May, 2007

LPG autogas is the answer to reducing motor carbon emissions, according to Mike Chapman, autogas manager for the LP Gas Association. He said that while the debate continues about the carbon benefits of biofuels, it is a known fact that LPG reduces emissions from petrol vehicles by 20%. In addition vehicles using LPG enjoy major air quality benefits when compared with their diesel counterparts.

Flexible fuel cards can reap rewards
01 May, 2007

Oil companies must work their fuel cards harder to counter the threat from commercial credit cards, warns a new report from Datamonitor.

Crime by numbers
01 May, 2007

Fuel buyers could be forgiven for feeling uneasy next time they hand over their plastic at the filling station.

In the surgery this month - Westbridge Motors Filling Station
01 May, 2007

Following Westbridge Motors of Northampton winning the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2006 award, I visited its website to find out more about the business. It's an informative website and gives focused details of a many-faceted business.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?