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March

PRA set to continue

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is to continue as the representative body for independent forecourt operators. The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) today said that, following a full strategic review, it had been decided that the PRA would continue to be the voice of the industry. In a statement entitled "PRA – 2009 and beyond", the RMIF stated: "The role of the Petrol Retailers

ACS welcomes Brown stance on extra alcohol tax

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed Gordon Brown's refusal to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson had previously called upon the government to adopt the measure in a bid to tackle alcohol related harm. He suggested a 50p

AA urges ministers to scrap fuel duty rise

The Automobile Association (AA) today met Treasury ministers to argue that next month's 2p rise in fuel duty should be scrapped. A spokesman for the AA said the planned 1.84p extra duty the government plans to introduce on April 1 would mean more hardship for motorists. With the VAT on top of extra

Retailers have their say

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has announced it on-stand vote taken as part of the International Forecourt and Fuel Equipment show

BP launches refresh of Connect stores

BP has launched a refresh program for its Connect stores in the UK, with work underway at four trial sites. The oil

Murco strengthens store team

Murco Petroleum has strengthened its forecourt shop team with the appointment of Gary Pearce as network manager, shops. Gary takes over from

Focus on the positives, Fender tells Top Indies

There are plenty of positives for petrol retailers to focus on – despite the recession – when considering prospects

Site numbers growing, says Energy Institute

The latest figures from the Energy Institute's annual retail marketing survey, published this month, shows an increase in the number of petrol forecourts operating in the UK.

New developments

== New-look magazine ==

Taking the initiative

== winner Gulf Retail Store Consultancy Programme ==

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