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August

Peregrine Retail opens striking new forecourt

Dorset-based Peregrine Retail has opened its second forecourt – a main road with an innovative canopy designed to look like the wing of an airplane.

Yorkshire retailer Jos Richardson & Son acquires site from Escrick Ltd

Goole-based family business Jos Richardson & Son has purchased BP-branded York Road Garages with Costcutter shop on the A19 at Escrick, near York from Escrick Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

BOSS launches ‘no means of payment’ scheme

BOSS has introduced Payment Watch, a scheme to help UK fuel retailers recover losses incurred by ‘no means of payment’ incidents.

Slough police tackle drive-offs linked to number plate thefts

Thieves who fill up and drive off from service stations using stolen number plates are the target of a new scheme launched by police and partners in Slough, Berkshire.

RMI Petrol rejects RHA’s call for 5ppl price cut

The Road Haulage Association’s (RHA’s) demand for an immediate 5ppl cut in fuel prices has been dismissed by RMI Petrol.

Oil 4 Wales joins forces with Dragon Rescue

Independent oil distribution company Oil 4 Wales and breakdown rescue company Dragon Rescue have joined forces to develop a 24-hour fuel stop at Cardiff Docks.

PSD Codax helps MRH improve security of car sales

Top 50 Indie MRH Retail has called on PSD Codax, the developer of token-free control systems for car care equipment, to help tighten its control of carwash sales.

Madderson calls for more evidence of ‘unfair pricing’

RMI Petrol is calling for more evidence of ‘unfair pricing’ by oil companies and supermarkets following an invitation from the Office of Fair Trading to make an ‘informal presentation’ of its claims.

ACS welcomes riot relief package

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a package of measures to help communities and businesses affected by the recent riots in England.

ACS meets with Home Secretary to discuss response to disorder

ACS has called for government to promote the message that ‘people are more important than property’ in a meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday afternoon.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?