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April

Fuel retailers must invest in new technology to reduce queues at the pump
14 April, 2011

Motorists will face increasingly long queues at petrol stations unless fuel retailers install new payment technologies such as pay-at-pump systems, according to a new report by Datamonitor.

HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS
13 April, 2011

Write your name, address and phone number on a postcard or sealed envelope stating what you want – Fairy or Varta  – and we'll do the rest, including delivery. Send it to us at Forecourt Trader, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT by April 30, 2011.

Co-op on acquisition trail with purchase of Shropshire forecourt
08 April, 2011

The Co-operative Group has bought DAB Stores, the garage forecourt and supermarket business in Minsterley, Shropshire in a deal worth in the region of £1.6 million, in a further signal of its intent to make significant store acquisitions.

DTZ to partner Statoil in retail estate development strategy
08 April, 2011

DTZ has been chosen as a partner by Statoil Fuel & Retail to support the development of a real estate asset management strategy across its broad retail network.

New record high for unleaded
08 April, 2011

Fuel prices have hit a new record high following a week in which oil prices soared to $121 a barrel. The Financial Times reported the figure was a record

Indies urged to take part in red tape consultation
07 April, 2011

Independent retailers are being encouraged to take part in the major public consultation launched by the Secretary of State for Business today that is giving local shops the opportunity to explain which regulations that cause them a burden should go.

Scheme to recycle clothes for petrol
07 April, 2011

An enterprising West Midlands recycler is giving people the chance to swap their old clothes for petrol.

Small firms urged to beware new laws
07 April, 2011

Small business owners are being urged to be aware of new legislation which came into effect on April 6.
This 'common commencement date' saw a raft of important changes to the law, including increases in statutory sick pay, changes in tax rates and the end of most employers’ abilities to forcibly retire staff.


Peregrine Retail opens first redeveloped forecourt
07 April, 2011

Independent convenience retailer Peregrine Retail opened its first redeveloped forecourt at Ringwood, Hampshire today.

Mobil teams up with Esso forecourts with online oil chooser aid for motorists
07 April, 2011

Mobil Oil has launched a new online tool to help consumers select and buy the correct engine oil for their car and show them where to buy it from their nearest Esso forecourt.

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?