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Perfect partnership
30 June, 2009

A tailored package that's at the forefront of innovative solutions for the professional independent retailer, which offers superb value and service combined with the best retail support and knowledge available in the industry. That's how Palmer & Harvey (P&H) describes its Partnership Plus initiative.

Keep it sweet
30 June, 2009

Sugar confectionery is one category which is staying sweet despite the recession.

BEN bowled over by first oil industry cricket match
30 June, 2009

The first ever Motor Oil Industry Cricket Tournament was held at Lord's, the home of cricket on Monday, June 22. In perfect conditions, three teams from the oil, petrol and forecourt industry battled it out and competition was fierce. John Lewis, Forecourt Trader's executive director put on a star performance, but

Budgens boycott forces switch to Spar
30 June, 2009

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

Ronson - in his own words
30 June, 2009

Gerald Ronson, the man who revolutionised the petrol retailing business in the '60s, has launched an autobiography entitled 'Leading from the Front - My Story. The founder and chief executive of Heron International, which operates the Snax 24 chain of service stations, is described as one of Britain's most successful businessmen, and one

Move to lower carbon future is key challenge for refiners
30 June, 2009

Keeping the wheels of the UK economy turning while also meeting policies that aim to move the economy to a lower-carbon future remains a key challenge for the UK oil refining industry, said Janet Ashdown, president of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, as she launched the 2009

Brobot opts for Londis and targets £10m sales
30 June, 2009

Brobot Petroleum has confirmed Londis as its long-term retail partner. The northern-based family-owned business - which includes fuel distribution and 21 sites in the East Midlands and Yorkshire - is expecting to achieve in excess of £10 million sales a year as a result of the deal.

Shell launches UK's largest service station
30 June, 2009

Pictured below is the new Shell Beaconsfield site on the M40 - which the oil company claims is the UK's biggest service station. With 36 forecourt pumps and six dedicated high-speed HGV pumps totalling 152 nozzles, the site in Buckinghamshire can serve several hundred customers an hour. It also has

Major own-brand launch for Spar
30 June, 2009

Spar is relaunching its own-label brand as it steps up its focus on customers and growing store sales. Spar UK's marketing director Susan Darbyshire, told around 800 delegates at the recent Blakemore Spar Retail Conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole that the company would use its own brand to create a point of difference between

in brief
30 June, 2009

== AA signs to euroShell ==

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