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April

A fifth of forecourt shoppers don't buy fuel, reveals HIM
21 April, 2011

The proportion of fuel-only forecourts shoppers is continuing to rise, but one in five shopping at petrol stations are only buying shop items, according to findings from HIM’s Convenience Tracking Programme 2011.

NWF Fuels signs with Murco
21 April, 2011

Murco Petroleum has signed a five-year retail branded distributorship agreement with NWF Fuels, one of the UK’s leading fuel distributors with a dealer network of around 80 forecourts.

Forecourt Watch broadens in Scotland
21 April, 2011

Strathclyde Police has broadened its association with the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) and independent retailers to introduce Forecourt Watch in East Kilbride and Strathaven in a bid to tackle drive-offs.

Gulf site named oldest in Europe
21 April, 2011

Riddesdell Brothers service station in Boxford, Suffolk has been named Europe’s oldest recorded working garage.

Bishop Retail gears up for Royal wedding celebrations
21 April, 2011

Top 50 Independent Bishop Retail is gearing up for festivities across the Royal Wedding bank holiday weekend with fancy-dress and fundraising fun days.

32 Spar stores up for sale
15 April, 2011

Thirty-two SPAR stores from the estates of A F Blakemore and Son Limited and Capper & Co Limited are being marketed for sale by retail business advisor Christie & Co.

Licensing decision could open floodgates
14 April, 2011

A decision at the Court of Session in Scotland to allow BP and Marks & Spencer's Simply Food to sell alcohol at its forecourts in Edinburgh and Glasgow is expected to open the floodgates for more off licence applications north of the border.

Jet site encourages safe driving
14 April, 2011

Jet is encouraging young drivers to be safe on the road by giving out road safety packs on 38 sites across the UK.

Amscreen signs up Welcome Break to digital forecourt network
14 April, 2011

Digital media network owner Amscreen has today announced a deal with motorway services operator, Welcome Break, for 63 digital signage screens to be installed in the WHSmith-branded stores and forecourt stores within its motorway service areas.

Hotel offers free petrol with room booking
14 April, 2011

A luxury hotel in Bournemouth is giving away free petrol with bookings. The four-star Norfolk Royale will refund the cost of a tank of petrol to couples who stay for three nights in an executive room.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?