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February

Deans Garage, London Road, Marlborough, Wilts
31 January, 2011

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Deans Garage is situated on London Road on the edge of Marlborough and is, at present, the only garage in the town. It's on an excellent site with a large frontage and has a well-positioned pole, distinctively branded 'Deans'.

Paper trail
31 January, 2011

Keepsakes

Dealing with workers who are off long-term sick plus a new fuel update
31 January, 2011

 

Steady as she goes
31 January, 2011

Having seen many of the major suppliers, backed by their parent companies, put retail assets and, in some cases, refineries up for sale, dealers across the country are rightly questioning whether any oil company is serious about the UK market, according to Keith Jewers, director of Gulf Retail.

Valli victorious
31 January, 2011

Valli Forecourts' strategy is straightforward: take an old, traditional forecourt and knock it down to build a modern site with a strong convenience offering, lots of parking, a good valeting offer and a free ATM to give customers good value for money in these cash-strapped times.

Cream of the crop
31 January, 2011

 

Special delivery
31 January, 2011

 

Slow burn
31 January, 2011

Keeping up with tobacco regulations is a full-time job. In England the plans for a display ban are meant to come into force on October 1 for large stores and on October 1, 2013 for smaller ones. However the change in government last year means we don't really know what's going on. The consultation on draft regulations has been completed and we understand the final regulations will be laid before parliament shortly.

On show
31 January, 2011

Whether you want to catch up with existing suppliers or meet new ones, IFFE 2011 is the place for you. It's packed full of exhibitors so you can meet with them face to face to find out what they can do for your business. You can find out what these exhibitors have to offer on pages 45-46.

Wincor Nixdorf drives eco efforts with green IT
31 January, 2011

Retail and bank technology provider Wincor Nixdorf has unveiled a range of 'green' IT solutions to help forecourt retailers become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

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?