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June

Revolutionary road
24 May, 2010

Forecourt designer Robert Onion has seen the future of fuel retailing and warns there's a radical shake-up ahead.

Fuel Market Review 2010
24 May, 2010

Once again Experian Catalist is pleased to be able to provide Forecourt Trader with the UK summary for their Fuel Market Review 2010. The data shown in the following tables is from Experian Catalist's latest release of its UK database in April for the first quarter of 2010.

Watchguard keeps an eye on your business
24 May, 2010

CCTV Alarm Shop has introduced what it says is one of the most affordable quality CCTV packages available for keeping a watchful eye on your forecourt. The Watchguard professional surveillance pack has a four-channel digital video recorder (DVR), four day and night weatherproof colour cameras and all the power supplies and connection cables required, for £499 plus VAT.

Protect with HTEC
24 May, 2010

HTEC has launched a security device called Forecourt Protect which is aimed at helping UK fuel retailers prevent drive-offs.

P&H goes for PCMS
24 May, 2010

Palmer & Harvey has signed a five-year deal with retail software experts PCMS. The Coventry-based company will offer epos support to retailers.

MRH signs WashTec
24 May, 2010

Top 50 indie MRH (GB) Ltd has given WashTec a new and extended three-year contract to maintain a substantial part of its fleet of rollover and jet wash equipment.

World Cup wonder
24 May, 2010

UK Point of Sale Group (UK POS) is offering a 2010 World Cup point-of-sale kit to help retailers maximise their World Cup promotions this summer.

Retailers set to score well during World Cup
24 May, 2010

UK consumers are set to provide a boost to the economy because of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to exclusive research by Mintel. The latest data reveals that nearly two thirds (63%) of Brits are expected to increase their leisure spending as a consequence of the World Cup rising to almost four in five hardcore football fans. In addition, nearly three quarters (71%) of the UK adult population are planning to watch the World Cup at some level, while just 28% claim to have no interest in the tournament.

New Life for Mobil 1
24 May, 2010

ExxonMobil's new engine oil Mobil 1 New Life OW-40 has been launched in style by F1 star Lewis Hamilton at the McLaren Technology Centre. Accompanying him was TV chef and motoring enthusiast James Martin who will putting the New Life oil to the test in July as part of a Mobil 1 tour to find Britain's best road. Dave Richardson from the Mobil 1 marketing team said the New Life oil was a revolution in engine oil efficiency. "Many of the technological enhancements made to Mobil 1 oil over the years have seen their origins in the brand's motorsports programme and we have employed the latest technology and conducted rigorous testing to develop New Life OW-40."0800 0857 420

Birds Eye hits 100%
24 May, 2010

Birds Eye is launching a major marketing campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of frozen food.

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?