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Boxing champ does the honours at store relaunch
24 May, 2010

Johnny Nelson, local boxer and former World Boxing Organisation Cruiserweight World Champion, helped Jet garage,

Robbers jailed after knifepoint theft
24 May, 2010

A 27-year-old who robbed a Total station, as his accomplice held a knife to a cashier's neck, has been jailed for

Applegreen set for UK expansion
24 May, 2010

Irish petrol retailing company Petrogas hopes to have a network of around 50-60 Applegreen-branded service stations in the UK mainly in the south within the next five years, according to the company's managing director Michael O'Loughlin. During a presentation at last month's Association of Convenience Stores annual Summit in Birmingham, he said the tag line 'low fuel prices, always'; an offer of a 3ppl promotional discount link to 'dressed up' car washes; and a huge focus on coffee, were key elements of the Applegreen format that is pushing the boundaries in terms of service station operation. "We sell own-brand fuel, and don't accept fuel cards," he said. "We have two sets of fuel prices on the price pole one showing the usual unleaded and diesel prices, and one showing the 3ppl discount that comes with buying a car wash. We also put coffee on the price pole, as well as 'deals' we have in the off licence alcohol is a big earner for us."

in brief
24 May, 2010

 

Results of this month's online poll:
24 May, 2010

Which of the three main political parties offers the best policies for you and your business?

The end of the road?
24 May, 2010

At least 5% of UK petrol stations are at risk of closure in the next five years if the current valuation assessment system for Business Rates remains in place.

Fuel Prices - May 19, 2010
24 May, 2010
Law and order
24 May, 2010

All change as new government arrives?

Help and advice from jac roper
24 May, 2010

Many signs of these times

Driving for growth
24 May, 2010

With her sights set on growing the business profitably, Melanie Lane is currently relishing her role as general manager, UK retail, at Shell. She has been with the oil company for 13 years working across all elements of retail marketing, network, sales and strategy in a variety of global, regional and local roles based in London, Australia and Italy. She returned to the UK business in her latest role last August.

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