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November

New team in Torex restructure
06 November, 2007

Retail software provider Torex has announced a major restructure under a new management team. It aims to bring together many disparate business units to create a single global company operating under the brand of Torex.

in brief
06 November, 2007

Washtec is providing extra marketing support through its new 'Washtec file', which was unveiled at the Forecourt Trader Top Indies Fuel Track Day. Washtec is hosting free marketing forums around the UK from December 10 to explain how the file works. For more information email dawnfrazer@washtec-uk.com.

Results of this month's online poll:
06 November, 2007

Do you agree with the PRA's campaign that the fuel duty rises should be deferred until oil prices fall?

Fuel prices – October 30, 2007
06 November, 2007

Bio logic
06 November, 2007

The fuel industry is gearing up for its biggest change in recent years - and it's all in an effort to go green. Last month MPs voted in favour of the government's Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO), which aims to bring the UK into line with EU environmental targets.

In the surgery this month – Hazelgrove Services Sparkford, Somerset
06 November, 2007

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Situated on the busy A303, Hazelgrove Services is part of the Chartman Group. From the roundabout the Esso service station with its Spar shop is clearly visible and it shares the plot with a McDonald's.

Top-up troubles
06 November, 2007

It seems a long time ago, but do you remember when the first pay-as-you-go mobile phone cards began to appear on forecourts?

Service Centre with Jac Roper
06 November, 2007

== The easy tick in the book ==

The House of Fraser
06 November, 2007

Being a Fraser must feel a bit like being something of a celebrity in the forecourt industry. The family name is associated with one of the most successful independents in the business, and most major retailers and suppliers will have heard of it.

Improved dispensing
06 November, 2007

Gilbarco Veeder-Root's SK700 fuel dispenser has been improved with the launch of the SK700-II version. It is the result of a development process that combined in-depth feedback from customers, field service companies and distribution partners, with state-of-the-art technological advances, according to Charndeep Khattar, who is responsible for the company's dispenser marketing.

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?