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August

Food for thought
26 August, 2010

The Fraser Group had always found it hard to make a success of the food-to-go sector. Owners Robert and Hugh Fraser knew how important the category could be to a forecourt but somehow could not seem to make it work well enough for them until recently. The retailers, who have five BP sites, decided that in order to develop the business at their Carterton site in Oxfordshire, they needed to upgrade the Spar store and offer a point of difference. They carried out some research and one thing became clear: there was potential to develop and capitalise on the existing food-to-go offer.

LCC Group opens second 24hr pay@pump site using HTEC technology
19 August, 2010

GO, part of the Cookstown based energy company  the LCC Group, is set to open

New to the UK - Aquarama Stargate S5 arrives in Thaxted
19 August, 2010

Motorists in Thaxted were celebrating this week following the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art car wash at the town’s

Asda cuts could trigger fuel price war
19 August, 2010

A fuel price war could be in the offing following Asda's announcement this week that it was cutting the price of both unleaded and diesel by up to 1ppl and 2ppl respectively.

Switch to Spar boosts sales for MRH
18 August, 2010

MRH (GB)'s Nettlebed site has seen a 75% increase in shop sales since it underwent a major development and switched to Spar last year.

RMI Petrol calls on PM to come up with fuel stabilizer plan
17 August, 2010

RMI Petrol has written to the Prime Minister urging him to set up a working party to produce a comprehensive plan for a fuel stabilizer. The stabilizer was proposed in the Conservatives' pre-election manifesto and

New "green" M5 site gets thumbs up
12 August, 2010

Westmorland Ltd has been granted planning permission for a new "eco-friendly" motorway service station

Pace adds 15 new sites after brand refresh
12 August, 2010

Pace Fuelcare has announced that it has added 15 new independent sites to its network since it refreshed its brand and

Diesel cars sales overtake petrol for first time
11 August, 2010

Sales of diesel cars have overtaken those of petrol cars for the first time as motorists opt for more fuel-effecient

Pump prices set to soar again
10 August, 2010

RMI Petrol has warned that fuel prices are likely to rise by up to 8% by the start of 2011. Motorists are also expected to see a hike of 3% at the

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?