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A taxing issue
27 November, 2009

Where to start when there are such serious issues facing the forecourt sector, as the twists and turns of life as a petrol retailer continue to max-out everyone's nerves this year.

Rally call to fight rates scheme
27 November, 2009

Brian Madderson has urged retailers to help the industry challenge the Valuations Office Agency (VOA) over its 2010 Business Rates assessments. The

Highway stars
27 November, 2009

Manager Edward Prosser has been busy making changes at the Harry Tuffins site which was the overall winner in the Main Route category in Shropshire in the past year. One of the main changes is the newly-built glass atrium at the front of the store which now houses hot food, food-to-go, coffee and a range of plants. Edward, manager since the site opened at the beginning of 2007, says the latest addition has proved a success with the site's wide range of customers.

Shell and Waitrose trial convenience range
23 November, 2009

Shell UK and Waitrose are to run a joint trial of a selection of the supermarket's products in three forecourt shops in the Birmingham area. The Waitrose convenience products will be offered alongside Shell's current shop range to enhance the offer to customers. The trial begins this week with the launch of the Waitrose offer in a Shell forecourt on Wednesday. The range will include sandwiches, wraps and snacks, as well as a small selection of grocery items, ranging from bread and pasta to ready meals and toiletries. Depending on the outcome of the trial the two companies will decide whether to extend the offer to a larger number of Shell sites.

Val wins sales assistant award
20 November, 2009

Valerie Dowling of Mace Approach, a BP service station in Andover, Hampshire, is the winner of the Forecourt Category of the Sales Assistant of the Year Awards 2009, run by Forecourt Trader's sister publication Convenience Store.

Indigo acquires TQIPS from Torex
20 November, 2009

Indigo Retail Holdings Limited has acquired TQIPS Limited, part of the Petroleum and Convenience Division of Torex Retail Holdings Limited. TQIPS is described as the market-leading supplier of project management, construction and forecourt services in the UK.

Alert over E5 fuel problems
27 November, 2009

Rumblings of serious problems with E5 are being echoed around the retail network following a spate of incidents where vehicles are breaking down

Panic buying at flooding hotspots
27 November, 2009

Forecourts across Cumbria reported that they were extremely busy during the recent devastating floods.

Shell launches trial of Waitrose range in-store
27 November, 2009

Shell has launched a trial selling Waitrose products in three of its forecourt stores in the Birmingham area.

Global nod for Topaz at inaugural awards
27 November, 2009

Topaz, Ireland's largest fuels and convenience retailer, was recognised for its "new format, which responds to

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?