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January

Worth a mint
11 January, 2011

It may be one of the most impulsive categories in forecourt stores but the mints and gum category hasn't been without its share of problems. An influx of product development and lack of focus sent the category into decline for a while, but 2010 saw a return to growth.

Fraser Group opens sixth forecourt despite the freeze
11 January, 2011

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

Big brands at IFFE 2011
11 January, 2011

Many of the biggest names in the petrol retailing business have already confirmed their presence at IFFE 2011, which takes place from Sunday February 27 through to Tuesday March 1 at the NEC Birmingham.

US report on Gulf blast
11 January, 2011

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.

Tesco bans hand washes
11 January, 2011

Tesco has confirmed that it has banned all hand car washing from its car parks nationwide, but not as a direct result of campaigning by the Car Wash Association.

Trend for convenience beats grocery sector
11 January, 2011

The £32.1bn UK convenience sector will continue to outperform the grocery market and is projected to increase sales by 5.8% a year to £42.6bn in 2015, according to the latest figures released by food and grocery analyst IGD.

BOSS scheme nets thief
11 January, 2011

The recent arrest of a fuel thief highlighted the value of the partnership between Strathclyde Police and the British Oil Security Syndicate.

Sickness as fuel escapes
11 January, 2011

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 tank at the Total filling station in Glenfield Road, Leicester.

Nisa Local store is star of new TV ads
11 January, 2011

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

P&H named top supplier
11 January, 2011

Palmer and Harvey (P&H) has been named Supplier of the Year by top 50 indie Park Garage Group.

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?