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Fuel prices – February 24, 2009
06 April, 2009
Clamping catastrophe
27 February, 2009

When Kandasamy Nirmalan decided to make a stand against people using his London forecourt as a free car park he had no idea how much potential damage it would do to his business. But it resulted in a customer being ordered to pay £465, staging a sit-in and motorists being urged to boycott all BP sites.

In the surgery this month - BP Connect/M&S Simply Food, Popham, Hants
27 February, 2009

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The BP Connect/Marks & Spencer Simply Food forecourt and shop at Popham on the A303 west shares the site with a Little Chef that was recently the focus of attention of Heston Blumenthal.

Law and order
27 February, 2009

== Limited company annual accounts - steeper late filing penalties ==

Help and advice from jac roper
27 February, 2009

== Headline news angers retailer ==

Question time with Michael Harris
27 February, 2009

== Why was the CWA formed? ==

Stairway to success
27 February, 2009

MRH (GB) is, by some distance, the biggest independent fuel retailer in the UK. Hence its number one ranking on Forecourt Trader's latest Top 50 Indies listing - where it looks like staying for some time to come.

Naturally does it for new food and drink launches
27 February, 2009

The craze for everything natural is confirmed by the latest review from the Mintel Global New Products Database, which has found that 23% of all food and drink lines launched last year had a 'natural' claim. This was a 9% increase on 2007 figures.

Aero bubbles away
27 February, 2009

Nestlé Confectionery is backing Aero with a £7m spend. The activity builds on last year's brand relaunch which included new packaging and targeted 16-35-year-old men and women.

Ice cream sales boost
27 February, 2009

Mars is boosting its ice cream sales support team to 300 reps from 15 - to maximise its impulse ice cream business which grew 10% last year. It has plans for a £1m ice cream-specific marketing spend that includes a new national advertising campaign, starting in May, and will be developed for both Mars and Snickers ice creams as the leading hero brands in 2009.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?