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January

Fue prices - January 5, 2010
02 March, 2010
Popularity of LPG on the rise, says Autogas
10 February, 2010

The popularity of LPG in the UK is increasing as motorists look to help the environment and reduce their carbon emissions.  Emma Bartle from Autogas, said: “As running costs become ever

MP files EDM over Business Rates
22 January, 2010

MP Philip Dunne has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for the government to postpone the Business Rate revaluation for petrol stations. In the EDM, the Conservative MP for Ludlow, in Shropshire, said independent forecourts were under threat from the new Business Rates, adding the

Euro Garages to spend £6m to revamp motorway site
22 January, 2010

Euro Garages plans to spend £6m to give a motorway services on the M61 a major overhaul after getting the green light from Chorley Borough Council. The Top 50 Indies retailer said it aimed to start work in the spring after gaining permission to refurbish the northbound and southbound areas of Bolton West Services.

Happy New Year!
12 January, 2010

Well, what a chilly start to the year which hadn't looked all that welcoming, what with the battle over Business Rates, potential fuel problems, the economy lurching from one disaster to another, and a general election on the horizon.

MP calls for rethink on Business Rates
12 January, 2010

MP Philip Dunne has joined retailers in their fight against the new Business Rates, calling for the revaluation to be postponed. The Conservative MP for Ludlow in Shropshire said the anticipated increases under the new rating methodology were unfair and threatened the livelihood of retailers.

Get bio active
12 January, 2010

Industry experts say that forecourt operators are not taking the introduction of biofuels, and the problems associated with them, seriously enough.

Minted
12 January, 2010

According to research done a few years ago by Pathfinder, car journeys were the single biggest consumption occasion for mints, while Cadbury research carried out last year found that travelling accounts for 21.4% of chewing gum occasions second only to work. What is more, 29% of gum users keep gum supplies in their car. All this is great news for forecourt retailers and you can easily see why mints and gum earn their places so close to the till in so many outlets.

Small talk
12 January, 2010

It's best to think small when it comes to laundry, meaning concentrates are big business for forecourts. Not only does it tap into the convenience top-up trend but it gives retailers the chance to maximise the use of shelf space.

Keeping it local
12 January, 2010

Independent Dealer 10 sites or 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?