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October

Greggs to trial motorway service outlets
19 October, 2011

Greggs has agreed a trial with motorway service provider Moto to open bakery shops in motorway service locations.

Online grocery retailing will double in value by 2016, says IGD
18 October, 2011

Latest research by food and grocery analyst IGD reveals that sales in online grocery retailing are set to hit £11.2bn in 2016, almost twice the estimated value for 2011 of £5.9bn. At the end of this year, the online grocery market will account for 3.8% of total grocery spend in the UK and is projected to increase to 6.0% by 2016.

Sales boost follows Harvest Energy re-brand
14 October, 2011

Ian and Sue Cruickshank, owners of the recently rebranded Ponton Main Service Station on the A1, Great North Road, at Grantham, have reported an 80 per cent increase in fuel sales since the site received its Harvest Energy livery.

RMI builds on presence in Northern Ireland
12 October, 2011

RMI Petrol is planning a return to Northern Ireland in Spring 2012 following its first regional forum in the region for at least 15 years.

Madderson puts pricing facts to Evening Standard
12 October, 2011

Brian Madderson is continuing the RMI Petrol’s quest to better inform motorists about crude oil and fuel prices following an article in the business section of the Evening Standard yesterday.

High-profile indie Jonathan James joins HIM
12 October, 2011

HIM research & consulting has appointed former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James as associate consultant with immediate effect.

Britain to become a nation of ‘fuel deserts’, says P&H report
10 October, 2011

Parts of Britain are in danger of becoming ‘fuel deserts’ as the number of petrol stations hits a new low, new research from Palmer & Harvey has warned.

HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS
06 October, 2011

Write your name, address and phone number on a postcard or sealed envelope stating what you want – Lucozade, Walker's Nonsuch, Maynards, Vimto – 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 October 31, 2011.

Total dealers head to DCC in Rontec sale
06 October, 2011

Retail bosses at DCC have sought to reassure Total dealers about its intentions, following last month's announcement of its agreement to buy Total's oil distribution assets from Rontec Gerald Ronson's Snax 24-led consortium.

Concern over rural fuel duty rebate
06 October, 2011

RMI Petrol has submitted a list of concerns about the government's planned pilot of a 5ppl fuel duty rebate for the Scottish islands to the Treasury following feedback from retailers at its regional meeting in Inverness last month.

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?