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December

One in five c-shoppers use c-stores every day
22 December, 2010

Almost a fifth of people (17%) who use convenience stores shop there at least once a day, according to latest research from food and grocery experts IGD.

Frasers fight snow to open sixth forecourt
22 December, 2010

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year the Fraser Group has just opened its sixth forecourt and its first site with a Budgens store.

Alcohol licensing reform could cause "trouble" for forecourts
22 December, 2010

Forecourt retailers with a licence to sell alcohol are being warned that “there may be trouble ahead” if new government proposals become law.

Madderson gives more weight to duty escalator plea
22 December, 2010

RMI Petrol chairman Brian Madderson has today written to the government urging a halt on the fuel duty escalator and warning of people becoming hostile to the level of price increases expected in January.

Residents sick after fuel leak
16 December, 2010

Environmental health teams and fire-fighters were called in when over 50 homes were filled with petrol fumes after 600 litres of fuel escaped from a leaking tank next to a school.

Forecourt store is star of Nisa's first ever TV ad
16 December, 2010

An independent forecourt in the northeast of England has become the location for Nisa-Today’s first ever TV advert.

Park Garage group leases new site in Cardiff
16 December, 2010

A forecourt in Cardiff has been let to Park Garage Group, the Croydon-based Top 50 Indie. The site is located on Hadfield Road, near to the new football stadium.

Get ready for new VAT rates, warns HMRC
16 December, 2010

Businesses are being urged to get ready for January’s VAT rise. The standard rate of VAT goes up from 17.5% to 20% on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Jim Harra, director of CT & VAT at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), said: "With the Christmas and New Year holidays almost upon us, businesses must be ready to implement the increase to the standard rate of VAT.

Madderson calls on government to halt duty rises as fuel prices spiral
16 December, 2010

Petrol prices have continued to spiral upwards in the past week since hitting a record high last week of 121.76.

Petrol prices hit record average high
09 December, 2010

Petrol prices have hit a new average high of 121.76 pence a litre, ahead of further price rises due in the New Year with VAT rising to 20%. The peak was reached following a week in which snow and ice had brought chaos to the UK's roads, and oil companies and fuel retailers were accused of profiteering as fuel supplies ran short.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?