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February

High street chains accused of motorway rip-off
10 February, 2011

High street chains have been accused of ramping up prices on motorway service areas, following a What Car? survey. Researchers shopped for seven items in the WH Smith branches of 10 service stations and found prices were between 3% and 91% higher than on the high street.

Jonathan James opens eco-friendly site
03 February, 2011

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year James Graven & Sons has opened a new eco forecourt with Spar convenience store on a greenfield site following an investment of £1.5m.

RMI Petrol rallies northern retailers
03 February, 2011

RMI Petrol is calling for retailers to attend its first regional meeting of the year on February 15.

Sewell Retail tipped for Sunday Times Top 100 success
03 February, 2011

Top 50 Indie Sewell Retail is tipped to be in the Sunday Times list of the Top 100 best companies to work for for the third year running. The company’s ranking is due to be confirmed on Feb 24.

PetroChina offers $1bn in Grangemouth joint-venture proposal
03 February, 2011

Grangemouth refinery owner Ineos has been offered US $1billion by PetroChina for a 50% share in the Scottish refinery and its Lavera installation in France, following the proposal of a joint venture between the two companies last month.

Retailers hit by profiteering charge
03 February, 2011

Fuel retailers have been stung by charges of profiteering, as fuel prices have continued to maintain record levels

Glimmer of hope
31 January, 2011

People from all walks of life are now talking about fuel prices. It's a topic on everyone's lips and drivers are even being forced to change their driving habits in the hope of saving a bob or two.

Chancellor hints at scrapping fuel duty rise in April
31 January, 2011

Confusion is mounting as retailers and motorists receive mixed messages from the government about what it intends to do about continually rising fuel prices.

Former Asda boss Bond joins top indie Euro Garages
31 January, 2011

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has appointed the former chairman and CEO of Asda as executive chairman. Andy Bond has invested an undisclosed sum in the business alongside Mohsin and Zuber Issa.

Forecourt resilience
31 January, 2011

Average convenience retail property prices in the UK increased by 2.1% during 2010, compared to a decline of 9.8% in 2009, with forecourts proving particularly resilient, according to Christie & Co's latest Business Outlook.

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?