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October

Log on to new ACS website
08 October, 2007

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has a new website and logo designed to affirm its position as 'the voice of local shops'.

Healthy snacks are not tasty enough
08 October, 2007

Snack manufacturers need to ensure their healthy lines are tastier and more flavoursome if they want them to succeed, according to a new report from Datamonitor.

in brief
08 October, 2007

APEA's annual AGM, exhibition,conference and awards dinner will take place at the Telford International Centre on October 11. Keynote speaker is shadow defence minister, Dr Liam Fox. Topics to be addressed at the event include 'Fuels in the Environment' and fuel safety. For reservations call 020 8932 4505.

Results of this month's online poll:
08 October, 2007

Do you think there should be a grant system in England and Wales to assist struggling forecourt businesses?

Fuel prices - October 2nd, 2007
08 October, 2007

A Taxing Issue
08 October, 2007

Filling up at the pumps has got a lot more painful recently. With the price of a litre of fuel topping the £1 mark at forecourts up and down the country, motorists' hackles have been rising. Gordon Brown's 2p tax hike has stirred up a real hornets' nest,

In the surgery this month – Griffiths Garage, Leintwardine
08 October, 2007

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Almost hidden away in the countryside is the small Shropshire village of Leintwardine and it contains a real gem. Griffiths Garage has three main offers: a maintenance, repair and MOT service; a forecourt; and a convenience store.

Forecourt wages up 6.1% in a year
08 October, 2007

Our annual look at what this industry is paying its hourly-paid staff reveals that overall forecourt pay rates have increased by 6.1% in the year to September 2007. The UK national average now stands at £5.59 per hour compared to £5.27 last year. However, behind the average the picture is rather more mixed than usual.

Service Centre with Jac Roper
08 October, 2007

== Getting a good rate ==

Official green scheme
08 October, 2007

Going green isn't only good for the environment - it can also be good for your bank balance too.

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?