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September

Scrubs up nice
28 August, 2009

An increasing number of people are rolling up our sleeves and washing their cars. With drivers watching their wallets as the credit crunch continues, DIY car care is definitely on the agenda, so don't ignore this category.

Best practice
28 August, 2009

Palmer & Harvey (P&H) launched its Partnership Plus programme last year to provide a 'total category management' service for convenience stores and forecourts.

Oldies but goodies
28 August, 2009

If you are looking for lots of exciting new confectionery lines for this Christmas you're going to be disappointed. There are a few here and there, but mostly manufacturers are sticking to existing products that they know sell well.

Cup winners
28 August, 2009

In years gone by, grabbing a coffee on the way to work was something only the Americans did. Now it's commonplace here and many forecourts have got in on the act by offering hot drinks to go. However consumers are a discerning bunch and they demand quality and consistency. Luckily for you, there are many coffee machines available that offer just that.

Snack happy
28 August, 2009

When it comes to snacking, consumers just can't help acting on impulse. And, as the credit crunch squeezes shoppers, many feel they deserve to splurge on that occasional treat even more. According to AC Nielsen data, crisps and snacks is the only category within impulse that is currently in growth - up 3.8% (total market 52 w/e November 11, 2008). And as impulse snacking is worth £4.2bn a year, that 3.5% equates to a lot of sales.

Smither succeeds Ashdown at BP
28 August, 2009

BP has brought together its Convenience Retail, Logistics and Fuels business in the UK and appointed Neale Smither to

Scrap your car wash - get £2,000
28 August, 2009

Kärcher Vehicle Wash has launched a scrappage scheme offering retailers up to £2,000 cashback for their old car wash. Similar to the government's

BP invests in biodiesel
28 August, 2009

BP has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Martek Biosciences Corporation to develop biodiesel. US biofuels specialist Martek will work on technology to convert sugars into biodiesel for BP's Alternative Energy

We need your votes for our Retailer Champion award
28 August, 2009

This year's Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards includes a new award which aims to recognise the key industry players in the fuel retailing sector. The new award has been launched in conjunction with

Jet campaign puts dealers in the spotlight
28 August, 2009

Jet is running a Local Hero campaign aimed at helping its dealers gain more

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?