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October

What's going on?
06 October, 2011

Last month many Total dealers were shocked to learn that contract completions permitting their supply arrangements will soon come under the control of a company many had never heard of.

Shop Doctor: Jempson's Express & Jet Petrol Station, Peasmarsh, East Sussex
06 October, 2011

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Located on the A268 in the village of Peasmarsh (some three miles north of Rye) is a Jempson's Superstore and Jempson's Express Petrol Station. Jempson's claims its Peasmarsh Superstore is Britain's largest independent food store.

Be careful what you wish for when it comes to help
06 October, 2011

Almost every economic analysis published during the past few months has warned that the UK, the Eurozone, and probably the rest of the Western world, are on the brink of financial meltdown. Small-to-medium UK businesses in particular are being hit from all sides including: problems obtaining bank funding; poor payment terms from much-larger corporate customers; very little sign of any real reductions in red tape; absence of demand for all but essential products and services from consumers... the list goes on.

Jac Roper looks at shoddy workmanship; contracts; and statutory demands
06 October, 2011

What price your image?

Rural run-in
06 October, 2011

Treasury chief executive Danny Alexander's planned pilot of a 5ppl duty rebate for the Scottish Islands has been approved in principle by the European Commission but rural retailers in Scotland have branded the scheme "a joke".

Family affair
06 October, 2011

Forecourt retailing is in Tariq Majid's blood. From the tender age of six he was helping out at his father Abdul's site in Lower Basildon, Berkshire. Now, 30 years later, Tariq runs 12 sites with his dad and brother Farooq.

All systems are go
06 October, 2011

As forecourts continue to feel the pinch from escalating fuel prices and intensifying competition, it's never been more important for retailers to retain margins, minimise waste and optimise sales opportunities.

Jingle tills
06 October, 2011

Love it or loathe it, Christmas is not that far away. In fact it's probably little more than 80-odd days away. You might think the grocery mults have got Christmas sewn up and stitched you up in the process but your customers will expect at least a smattering of seasonal packs. Plus many of them will rely on you if they've forgotten the cranberry sauce or cream to go with the Christmas pudding.

Awards Winners 2011
06 October, 2011

Forecourt trader of the year 2011

glittering celebration
06 October, 2011

Mohsin and Zuber Issa, founders and directors of Lancashire-based Euro Garages, were crowned Forecourt Trader of the Year 2011, at a glittering Hollywood-themed awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last month.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?