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June

New hand reader aims to cut retailer payroll costs
30 June, 2009

Time2 is targeting forecourt retailers with a new hand-recognition technology system designed to cut payroll costs.

Verco chiller deal
30 June, 2009

Verco has installed bespoke versions of its Kingston open-chill cabinets at Welcome Break's Oxford and South Mimms servies.

Time to wake up and smell the coffee
30 June, 2009

Coffee Nation has launched the 2G Touch, its new 'intelligent' coffee machine.

Sainsbury's and Tesco reveal soaring sales
17 June, 2009

Sainsbury’s and Tesco have reported surging sales – with Sainsbury also revealing ambitious expansion plans. In its First Quarter Trading Statement for 12 weeks to 13 June 2009, Sainsbury’s said total sales for the first quarter were up 3.2 per cent (7.6 per cent excluding fuel). There was also continued growth in customer numbers – the supermarket reported having over 18.5 million transactions each week. Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s said it aimed to raise approximately £445 million of capital to “accelerate growth plans” which included acquiring 15% more floor space by March 2011.

ACS calls for free vote on tobacco display ban
12 June, 2009

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to give all backbenchers a free vote on whether to introduce a display ban on tobacco. The Association said its

Retailers urged to beef up cash security
12 June, 2009

With crime costing the UK retail industry more than £3.5m a year, cash management company Loomis has urged retailers to be more vigilant with security.

Chevron gets back on track with the 70s
12 June, 2009

Chevron has proudly put a classic race car from the 70s back on the race track through its Texaco brand. According to the oil giant, Texaco was originally involved with the Group One and Group Two Ford Capris from 1973 to 1976

Mobil 1 teams up with Brawn for Formula One
12 June, 2009

With the British Grand Prix just days away, ExxonMobil is teaming up with Brawn GP to supply its fuel and Mobil 1 lubricants for the 2009 FIA Formula One season.

Jonathan does quickstep to Spar
05 June, 2009

Committed Budgens retailer Jonathan James has been forced to convert his two forecourt stores in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, to Spar following public outrage at the opening of a third Budgens store in the centre of the town.

Brobot commits to Londis
05 June, 2009

Following a successful store trial, Brobot Petroleum, the forecourt retailer with 21 sites in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, has confirmed Londis as its long-term retail partner, which is expected to achieve annual turnover of more than

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?