Forecourt Trader
Simply porridge to go

Quaker Oats So Simple is hoping to transform the breakfast occasion with the launch of a new convenient pot format.

Champion can

To celebrate the success of the double Formula 1 Championship win of Red Bull Racing, a new limited-edition 473ml Champions Can is available featuring images of both Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

Choice burger launch

New from Country Choice is a range of burgers: quarter pounder beef burger, bacon cheeseburger, cheeseburger and double cheeseburger.

Soothed by a kiss

Halls Soothers is back on TV in a £1m marketing campaign featuring the return of 'The Kiss' ad. The brand's first TV campaign since 2005, the campaign will run across all major commercial channels including ITV1, Channel 4 and Five.

WKD Valentine's tips

WKD Red's Valentine's Day campaign features posters giving men advice on matters of the heart. Tips include: 'Any chocolates you buy her must be your favourites'.

Pantene protection

The Pantene range is being boosted with the launch of Pro-V Colour Protect products that offer protection for coloured hair in addition to benefits of either smoothness or volume.

Aah... Bisto kids are back

Bisto is bringing back its 'Bisto Kids' this year as part of an'Aah Night' campaign, where families pledge to have one extra night a week when they sit and eat together.

Small & Mighty addition

Unilever is relaunching its Persil washing capsules under the Small & Mighty banner. The new capsules feature a new formula which offers the extra cleaning power of pre-treaters.

Müller's big sprees

Müllerlight is running its biggest-ever on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to 'Win a £1,000 shopping spree every day' for 72 days.

Boursin's new look

Boursin Minis packs have been redesigned to bring them in line with the European packaging. They now feature an updated Boursin Minis logo and typeface and come in a new taller pot. However, the new packaging continues to communicate the product's indulgence and versatility by making the 'cooking, sharing salads and more' messaging more prominent.

Cadbury updates bars

Cadbury Picnic and Starbar both have new pack designs. Cadbury Picnic has been updated to improve its stand-out within the market. The new pack has a re-drawn logo and a more modern feel. Starbar has bold new lettering and a swirling ingredient story on pack.

Get some free Nurishment

It's all systems go for Nurishment, the nutritionally -enriched milk drink.

Pick up the coffee pick-me-up

Coffee sweet brand Kopiko is being launched nationwide in the UK from this month. The sweets are made with real Java coffee beans for the authentic taste and tempting aroma of genuine coffee.

The forecourt industry is David Hobson's choice

My alarm goes off at 7am. Five minutes later, I am downstairs buttering bread and making sandwiches for all the family. After getting ready for work, I drop our youngest, George aged 10, off at school and arrive in the office at around 8.30am. The action starts immediately, setting the day's prices after receiving the Platts figures overnight, checking stock levels at terminals, ensuring that we are aware of any general operational issues.

Perfect storm brewing for fuel prices, says Madderson

As fuel prices continue to spiral following the new year’s 1ppl fuel duty hike, 2.5% rise in VAT and rising oil prices RMI Petrol’s chairman Brian Madderson continued to beat the drum of the independent petrol retailer with another high-profile TV interview.

Forecourt Watch launches in Clydesdale

Strathclyde Police has broadened its association with the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) and independent retailers to introduce Forecourt Watch in Clydesdale.

P&H scoops Park Garage Group award

Palmer and Harvey (P&H) has been named Supplier of the Year by one of the largest independent forecourt groups, Park Garage Group.

Bad management led to Gulf oil disaster, says US report

Better management could have prevented the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster in which 11 people died last April, according to a US government report.

Roll-your-own tobacco is vital source of income for retailers

With more than one in four adult smokers now choosing to smoke roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco, new research commissioned by tobacco manufacturer JTI has identified that retailers are now capitalising on this profit opportunity and recognise that RYO is an important source of income for their store.