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April

Highways Agency wants ratings system for forecourts

 

Retailers urged to get behind CWCG

Members of the Car Wash Campaign Group (CWCG) are urging retailers to learn more about how to stamp out unregulated car washes by attending an open meeting being held at this month's International Forecourt & Fuel Equipment (IFFE) show. The event has been organised to raise awareness of

Support the CWCG

A packed issue greets you this month - the end of a busy month for us and the start of a busy month for everyone attending the International Forecourt and Fuel Equipment exhibition which kicks off on Sunday, April 6 and runs for four days.

Action stations

So you think you're a top retailer? Then get your pens and cameras out now and start filling in the forms and taking the pictures that will put you in the running for the top award in the petrol retailing industry - Forecourt Trader of the Year.

Ice cream dream

For most consumers, summer is the season for ice cream, and David Taylor, sales and marketing director at Frederick's Dairies, reckons it's more about sunshine than temperature. "My theory - though it's not a scientific one - is that more than three days of constant sunshine means sales of ice creams will rise."

Bring me sunshine

Who can forget last summer? It was grim enough for most of us, but even more so for the thousands of people who suffered as a result of the floods. According to the Met Office, the main feature of summer 2007 was the "high rainfall experienced in many regions especially during June and July". You can say that again, as it was the wettest summer for the whole of the UK since the Office's rainfall series data began in 1914.

Bond theme for launch of Forecourt Trader Awards 2008

Have you got what it takes to be the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2008? If you're running a successful forecourt site it could be you but, as they say, you've got to be in it to win it so make sure you enter today. All you need to do is fill in a form and send in some photographs. There are lots of different forecourt categories, from rural to main route, and oil company owned to

It's Peacock again in Top Indies league

Top independent Graham Peacock once again heads the Top 50 Indies listing - a countdown of the biggest independent fuel retailers. His companies, Malthurst (UK) Ltd and Refined Holdings (GB) - of which Pace Petroleum is a part - have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of holding company MRH (GB) Ltd. More details of the restructure and other information on the

Gangs get 50 years for credit card scam

Twelve members of two gangs involved in garage credit card scams have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.

Karcher acquires Atlantis

Cleaning equipment company Karcher has reinforced its commitment to the UK car wash market by buying Atlantis International. Karcher UK managing director Simon Keeping commented:

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?