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September

NFRN and Guardian to meet

The NFRN is to meet with senior executives from the Guardian to discuss face to face the newspaper publisher’s recent decision to cut retailer percentage terms.

DCC buys Total distribution assets from Rontec

DCC plc, the sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, which owns Gulf Retail in the UK, has reached conditional agreement with Rontec Investments – Gerald Ronson’s Snax 24-led consortium – to acquire certain oil distribution assets currently owned by Total in Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Operators become indies with acquisition of East Sussex forecourt

A service station in East Sussex has welcomed new owners following the freehold sale by retail business advisors Christie & Co.

Mohsin Issa Beehive Service Station site in Blackburn, Lancashire
Euro Garages takes top prize at Forecourt Trader of the Year awards

Euro Garages became the latest winner of the Forecourt Trader of the Year awards when its Beehive Service Station site in Blackburn, Lancashire, emerged as the best forecourt in the UK, following a tough judging process.   >>See the Video Interview

Texaco brand scoops Co-op supplier award

The Texaco brand has beaten nine other suppliers to scoop the Best Branded Supplier in the Non-foods, Fuel and Drinks category of the recent Co-operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG) Charity Supplier Awards Dinner. It came in at the top of the field ahead of industry leaders that included Diageo, Imperial Tobacco, Hallmark and Coca-Cola.

Health Lottery set to boost lottery category

A new draw-based lottery game with a top prize of up to £100,000 is now rolling out into thousands of retail outlets across the UK.

New Spar forecourt combines state-of-the-art services with family tradition

A Lincolnshire Spar retailer is already seeing sales at his new forecourt store rocket, thanks to its combination of cutting-edge services and a focus on family history and the local community.

October date for Cardiff RMIP meeting

RMI Petrol has named the date for its Cardiff retailer meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at the Legacy Hotel, Merthyr Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7LD.

Welcome Break opens two more EV chargepoints

Two more electric vehicle charging points have been opened on Welcome Break’s motorway services network this week.

Jonathon James
ACS chairman role for Jonathan James

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James has been appointed chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores. He will chair the organisation from November 2011 to November 2013. ***See the Video Interview

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