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May

This month - help for Horizon victims plus a happy ending for one retailer
03 May, 2011

Justice is on the Horizon

A growing bond
03 May, 2011

When the news came in January that Andy Bond, the former boss of Asda, had joined Lancashire-based Euro Garages as executive chairman, many people had to read the story twice.

Big energy savings come from low-energy lighting
03 May, 2011

Low Energy Designs is helping retailers save up to 75% on energy costs with the installation of its LED canopy lighting. Avril Reid has replaced 12 x 250w discharge lamps with eight LED fittings at her forecourt in Ballygowan, County Down, saving a third of the original running costs and reducing the energy consumption from 4,717kw per annum to 1,193kw per annum a total saving of 75%. Her forecourt in Comber site has

P&H's new indie offer
03 May, 2011

Palmer & Harvey has introduced a new hot and cold food-to-go and drinks offer exclusively for its independent retailers.

Wilcomatic gets heavy
03 May, 2011

Car wash supplier Wilcomatic has completed the integration of the recently-purchased Wickham Gensol into the company and is relaunching the brand with the added strength of the nationwide Wilcomatic sales and support network.

Jet wash monitoring
03 May, 2011

New technology developed by PSD Codax to monitor the operation of jet wash equipment is being launched at Asda sites nationwide following a deal with Kärcher Vehicle Wash.

Chocolate is still the nation's favourite snack
03 May, 2011

The snacking market in the UK is worth a whopping £18.8bn (IRI 52 weeks ending November 27, 2010), with chocolate the largest category worth £3.45bn. These details are highlighted in Mars' 2011 Market Review. The report also reveals that confectionery is the biggest impulse category with 68% of it bought on impulse twice as much as soft drinks, and three times as much as crisps.

Dynamic ciggie duo
03 May, 2011

Philip Morris has added two new cigarettes to its range. Marlboro Gold Touch measures 7.1mm in diameter slightly less than Marlboro Gold Original and is described as "refined and smooth". The cigarettes come in a compact box designed to fit easily into a pocket or handbag. Standard and price-marked packs are available. Rrp is £6.20. The second new product is Chesterfield made using Virginia blend tobacco to give it a "distinctive, smoth flavour". There are three variants: red, blue and menthol. Rrp is £5.75 for 20 and the red variant is also available in a 10s pack, rrp £2.95.

P&G supports mums
03 May, 2011

P&G is running a 'Proud Sponsor of Mums' advertising campaign communicating the fact that it is the company behind 50 of the world's best-known household names including Ariel, Duracell, Fairy, Gillette, Pampers and Olay. Data from the US, China, France and Brazil reveals that purchase intent can be increased by up to 20% when consumers understand the link betoween P&G and its individual brands. Apparently nearly every household in the UK has at least one P&G brand; the average household has five.

Bigger, bolder Swan
03 May, 2011

Republic Technologies has relaunched its Swan range of smoking accessories. A bolder, brighter, new look for the packaging includes a bigger swan image for better brand presence on shelf.

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?