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May

Come dine with me
01 May, 2009

Eating in has become the new eating out thanks to the credit crunch - and this can only be good news for petrol retailers.

New-look Mace drives sales
01 May, 2009

Wholesale distributor Palmer & Harvey unveiled a new format for its flagship symbol offer, Mace – which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary – at last month's Pro-retail exhibition in Telford, Shropshire.

Euro Garages: three new sites and more on the way
01 May, 2009

Blackburn-based Euro Garages, number four in our Top 50 Indies list, has acquired three more sites taking its total to 75. The new acquisitions are a one-acre brownfield site on the Runcorn

Motorway shop prices under fire
01 May, 2009

Which Car? magazine is urging consumers to stop but not shop at motorway service stations. The magazine surveyed 51 sites and bought a selection of snacks (500ml still water, 250ml can of Red Bull, 215g bag of Jelly

MP promises action on fuel theft
01 May, 2009

MP Greg Barker visited independent retailer Carol Smith at her forecourt in East Sussex to show support for a local business and discuss the pressure of rising costs in the economic downturn and the problem of crime.

UK exceeds biofuel targets set by RTFO
01 May, 2009

The UK oil industry has exceeded the government's 2.5% volume target for biofuel content in road fuels (achieving 2.7%) in the first full year of the Renewable Transport Obligation (RTFO)

Greenergy boosts Teeside fuel facilities
01 May, 2009

Greenergy Fuels Ltd has made a multi-million pound investment in new petrol and diesel blending and storage facilities in Teeside. The facility, which

BB's partners Elite in café venture
01 May, 2009

BB's Coffee & Muffins has joined forces with Elite Fuels to open its first forecourt café in the UK - at Fleet Point in Middlesbrough.

You're hired - said BP to Sir Alan
01 May, 2009

BP has appointed Amscreen, Sir Alan Sugar's new digital signage company, as its exclusive partner in a five-year contract. Initially Amscreen's close-proximity signage units will be installed

in brief
01 May, 2009

== Let there be light ==

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?