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January

Here comes the cavalry
12 January, 2010

Like a knight on a white horse Brian Madderson has charged into view to boost the dwindling reputation of the Petrol Retailers Association and give it some direction and leadership.

Business as usual
12 January, 2010

Gulf dealers have been reassured that everything is ‘business as usual’ since the sale last October of Bayford Oil – which operates the Gulf franchise in the UK – to an emerging force in the oil market, GB Oils Ltd, part of the DCC Group. The £22.5 million deal was done with barely a ripple. 
GB Oils

Sitting it out
12 January, 2010

Plenty of demand but not enough supply that seems to be the general opinion of experts on the current state of the forecourt property sector. And there are a wide variety of factors behind this situation.

Amscreen expands with exclusive MRH deal
12 January, 2010

MRH (GB) has named Amscreen as its exclusive digital signage partner. The close proximity signage units will be installed across the Top 50 Indies retailer's sites as part of a five-year deal.

SATO's new printer
12 January, 2010

SATO UK has launched a new tag printer, the DR3, to cater for what it says is the retail market's increasing need for more visible and flexible price marking and in-store promotions.

Help with new rates
12 January, 2010

WashTec has developed a tool to help independent retailers understand what the impact of the government's new Business Rates system is likely to be on their business.

Murco cleans up
12 January, 2010

Murco Petroleum has chosen Hampshire-based waste management specialist Cleansing Service Group (CSG) for a major forecourt-servicing contract. According to Murco, CSG will be cleaning forecourt and car wash interceptors as well as the silt traps and associated surface and underground drainage channels and gullies.

Eco certificate
12 January, 2010

Dresser Wayne has been awarded the International Standards Organisation 14001 certification for major locations in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Nestlé's Cocoa Plan sees Kit Kats go Fairtrade
12 January, 2010

The first Kit Kats to carry the Fairtrade mark in the UK and Ireland will appear from this month. According to Nestlé, the move follows the October launch of Nestlé's global Cocoa Plan which represents a £65m investment over the next 10 years in programmes to address the key economic, social and environmental issues facing cocoa farming communities.

Wrigley's 5 on TV
12 January, 2010

Wrigley's 5 chewing gum is back on TV from mid January. The ads for the electro and cobalt variants are designed to bring to life the brand's proposition of 'Stimulate Your Senses'.

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?