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Cadbury updates bars
11 January, 2011

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
11 January, 2011

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

Pick up the coffee pick-me-up
11 January, 2011

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
11 January, 2011

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
06 January, 2011

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
06 January, 2011

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
06 January, 2011

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
06 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.

Roll-your-own tobacco is vital source of income for retailers
06 January, 2011

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.

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