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September

in brief
27 August, 2010

 

Results of this month's online poll:
27 August, 2010

How confident do you feel that the government will act to help retailers over Business Rates?

In the surgery this month - Thornfalcon Garage, Taunton, Somerset
27 August, 2010

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Thornfalcon Garage and shop is difficult to miss. It's a large corner site with two Jet-branded poles one on the A358 and the other on the A378 and both include illuminated prices. And those prices were some 5ppl less than my local supermarkets so the Thornfalcon site appeared well worth a visit.

The right side of the law
27 August, 2010

Beware the Border Agency's been busy targeting illegal workers

Help and advice from jac roper
27 August, 2010

Chill out and save money

Going for gold
27 August, 2010

Not many people would wave goodbye to a stable job at one of the biggest oil companies in the world to take on the challenge of buying their own forecourt.

Clocking on to profits
27 August, 2010

Everyone is familiar with the proverb about looking after the pennies and the pounds taking care of themselves. And never is it more true than in the delicate manoeuvrings of retail fuel pricing.

All GO as chain opens it second automated site
27 August, 2010

GO, part of Northern Irish LCC Group, is this month due to open its second fully-automated site, at Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim.

Stargate lands in UK
27 August, 2010

Car Wash UK has installed its first Aquarama Stargate S5 car wash in a UK forecourt. The company said the equipment was recently fitted at Saracens filling station in Thaxted High Street, Essex. The site's owner Kim Cowell said: "We had been looking for a new car wash machine as the existing machine had been damaged beyond repair. We looked around at the various alternatives and we found the Aquarama Stargate S5 offered the best combination of price, features and quality of wash."

Sky News on screens
27 August, 2010

Sky News is to become the exclusive news provider to Amscreen's nationwide network of digital forecourt screens. As a result, Sky News feeds will now reach millions of motorists via Amscreen's 1,600 venue network.

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?