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March

Budget fails retailers over Business Rates
25 March, 2010

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has expressed disappointment over the Chancellor's lack of action regarding Business Rates relief revealed in yesterday's Budget. ACS chief executive James Lowman said: "He should have gone further to make the rate relief automatic for all those entitled and to increase the thresholds to ensure that

RMI describes Budget as "smoke and mirrors"
25 March, 2010

RMI Petrol has warned that the Budget announcement was a case of "smoke and mirrors again". Commenting on

Chancellor criticised for failing to ditch fuel duty hike
25 March, 2010

The Fleet industry website, FleetDirectory.co.uk, has criticised the Chancellor for failing to scrap the 1 ppl

AA urges Chancellor not to inflict "more pain for no gain"
25 March, 2010

The AA has vowed to look closely at the phased introduction of further fuel duty increases, warnng the Treasury it should rethink its proposals if prices keep

Dunne urges Top Indies to keep fighting Business Rates
24 March, 2010

MP Philip Dunne urged retailers to keep on fighting against the “unfair” hikes they face in Business Rates while speaking at the Top Indies dinner in

AA calls for investigation into rise in fuel wholesale prices
18 March, 2010

A 17% rise in European wholesale petrol prices since late January is threatening to push UK average pump prices above the July 2008 record,

Shell joins Barclaycard Freedom
18 March, 2010

Shell has joined Barclaycard Freedom, the new reward scheme  launched this week in the UK. More than eight million Barclaycard cardholders are now able to earn Reward Money for

International Forecourt and Fuel Equipment Show
Forecourt Show opens this Sunday
17 March, 2010

Petrol retailers, oil company executives and suppliers to the service station industry will be out in force at the International Forecourt and Fuel Equipment Show which opens this Sunday at the NEC in Birmingham. There is much to see and do, including keeping up with new product launches and equipment developments,  meeting suppliers, and seeking out free advice, as well as the key benefit of networking with like-minded colleagues.

Euro Garages opens 'drive-thru' Starbucks
12 March, 2010

Euro Garages has opened a 'drive-thru' Starbucks coffee store at one of its forecourts in Wales. The Blackburn-based independent retailer

BP signs DHL deal
12 March, 2010

BP has signed a four-year deal with DHL Supply Chain to manage the UK warehousing and distribution of dry goods and chilled produce for its UK Convenience Retail business.

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?