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January

Tongues wagging over PRA review
13 January, 2009

The Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) has moved to allay retailer concerns about its future direction, amid widespread rumours that its days were numbered, and that director Ray Holloway had quit. Retailers have been withholding their membership fees as

Waking up in a bad dream
13 January, 2009

As the year kicks off it's like waking up in a bad dream - the things we have known and trusted for so long are disintegrating before our eyes. It seems as though nothing can be relied upon, whether it's a world-renowned bank or your local branch of Woolies. And now we wait to see what will become of the PRA.

Good neighbours
13 January, 2009

Philip and Lesley Tout walked away with plenty of accolades for their Budgens Nailsea store at our Awards, including the prestigious Forecourt Trader of the Year award as well as Best Independent with nine sites or less, and category winner for the Best Neighbourhood site.

retail excellence
13 January, 2009

== Best confectionery outlet - sponsored by NestlÉ ==

Lunch crunch
13 January, 2009

With more people watching what they spend, will the luxury of a shop-bought lunch be forsaken for a home-made butty? Homeware and hardware chain Robert Dyas has reported a 68% year-on-year rise in sales of lunch-boxes but the sandwich and food-to-go suppliers to the forecourt trade remain pretty upbeat about the future.

Tanked up
13 January, 2009

When's the last time you cleaned out your tanks? If the answer is not within the last few years then it could be time to act now - and avoid disaster later.

spring watch
13 January, 2009

The next few months are bulging with gift-selling opportunities, with Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter just around the corner.

New site for Jonathan James
13 January, 2009

Retailer Jonathan James has got the green light to build a new site following a three year battle with the local planning authorities in Cambridgeshire. Jonathan, who estimates the fight has cost him about £70,000 in legal fees and numerous reports and studies, received the news that the site could go ahead after councillors at East

Glimmer of hope as 2009 kicks off
13 January, 2009

Following a roller coaster year, the petrol retailing sector is trying to look for the positives as 2009 gets under way. Retailer Jonathan James, of James Graven & Sons, said he was feeling more confident than a few months ago, and this was largely due to

BP is back at IFFE with franchise push
13 January, 2009

BP is back at the International Forecourt & Fuel Equipment (IFFE) Show for 2009. The oil giant is expected to showcase its Connect Wild Bean Café franchise

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