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Costcutter unveils new look for stores
13 September, 2011

To celebrate its 25th anniversary Costcutter has launched two new store fascias that will be rolled out across the group early next year.

Calling all Scottish and Northern Irish retailers
09 September, 2011

Independent retailers are invited to attend RMI Petrol’s upcoming regional forums in Inverness and Belfast this month.

Spar appoints Henderson MD as chairman of SFD
08 September, 2011

Spar UK has announced that Martin Agnew, joint managing director of the Henderson Group, will take over as chairman of the Spar Food Distributors (SFD) Board this month.

Palmer & Harvey announces fundraising evening to help shops affected by riots
08 September, 2011

Palmer and Harvey is calling on the retail industry to join them in raising money for retailers devastated by the recent riots.

Topaz agrees exclusive supply deal with Card Connection
08 September, 2011

Major Irish fuel and convenience brand, Topaz has agreed an exclusive supply deal with greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection. Card Connection’s four franchisees based within the region will now deliver and merchandise the company’s range of greeting cards to 120 Topaz forecourts throughout the Republic of Ireland.

BP launches digital marketing platform for UK stores
07 September, 2011

BP is claiming a 'first' with its newly launched digital marketing platform for its forecourt stores.

Town centre policy is crucial to success of new planning framework, ACS tells MPs
07 September, 2011

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for the support of the influential Communities and Local Government Select Committee as it calls for Ministers to make crucial improvements to the new National Planning Policy Framework.

Name and shame scheme puts brakes on drive-offs
07 September, 2011

A West Yorkshire independent retailer has almost eliminated drive offs by naming and shaming suspects on posters outside his forecourt.

Service stations see footfall boost over bank holiday
01 September, 2011

Footfall at motorway service areas increased by more than 12% over the August bank holiday weekend, according to new research from car insurance expert and MSA Extra Service Stations.

Shoppers expect higher food prices, claims IGD
01 September, 2011

Nine out of 10 shoppers expect food prices to be more expensive in the year ahead, according to the latest research from IGD ShopperTrack. And they are planning to use several strategies to help them manage their budgets.

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?