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January

Simply the best
12 January, 2010

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New town centre policy weakens protection of UK high streets says ACS
31 December, 2009

Ministers have failed to convince local shops that their new high streets planning policy will promote town centres and protect small shops.

RMIP predicts up to 10ppl fuel price hikes for 2010
31 December, 2009

The RMI Independent Petrol Retailers Association (“RMI Petrol”), which represents two thirds of the 9,000 petrol forecourt sites in the country, is predicting a minimum of five pence per

M42 shoulders accolade of the decade
23 December, 2009

The introduction of the congestion calming M42 hard shoulder for traffic has been voted as the best automotive invention of the past 10 years. Fast-fit network HiQ has celebrated the end of the ‘noughties’ by asking customers for their favourite innovation of the decade, with the motorway’s hard shoulder being used at peak times coming out on top.

Warburtons first to trial low-emission truck
23 December, 2009

Warburtons, the UK's Number One branded baker, is delighted to announce that it will become the first truck operator in Britain to trial a new tractor unit from Mercedes-Benz that combines a low-entry cab with a low-emission, gas-powered engine.

Business strength improves, says Experian
23 December, 2009

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian, the global information services company, has revealed a positive picture in November, as the number of failing businesses continued to fall and the financial strength of businesses improved.

Forecourt award for Topaz
23 December, 2009

Topaz, the country’s biggest fuel and convenience retailer, has picked up an accolade at a prestigious industry event. The Topaz Dublin Port site has been named as the Forecourt Retailer of the Year at the recent 2009 ShelfLife C-Store Awards.



Forecourt Trader on HIGNFY
23 December, 2009

Fame at last for Forecourt Trader magazine, which was the 'guest' publication on last week's episode of 'Have I Got News For You',

Take action now, urges Madderson
12 January, 2010

Retailers are being urged to write to their MPs to air their objections about the new Business Rates scheme. Brian Madderson, the new chairman of RMI Petrol, is also urging those retailers who are either lessors of a service station, or are renting their forecourt to other operators, to provide on a confidential basis what could prove to be extremely valuable information regarding rental costs. "We need to get a broader picture of what petrol filling station rental values are," explained Madderson,

Supplies run low in big chill
12 January, 2010

It was snow joke for retailers battling against the elements as Britain was gripped by the big chill. Many had to go and buy basic goods and deliver them to sites themselves

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?