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October

MRH completes sale of Pace to DCC
03 October, 2011

Top 50 Indie MRH completed the sale of its Pace Fuelcare subsidiary to DCC plc on the September 30. The business sold 455 million litres of fuel in the year ending September 26, 2010 and operates from 19 locations across southern England with a fleet of 83 road tankers and 201 employees.

ANR calls for OFT investigation into magazine supply chain
03 October, 2011

Competition regulators must intervene to break up the newspaper and magazine supply monopoly that harms retailers and consumers, says the Association of News Retailing (ANR). Publishers and wholesalers are currently granted special treatment under competition law for their supply of product to retailers, and the OFT is considering whether to conduct an in-depth review of this decision.

Total dealers head to DCC in Rontec sale
30 September, 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.

Signings for Jet collective
30 September, 2011

More than half of a group of 27 Jet dealers in the south west who got together in the wake of ConocoPhillips’ announcement to withdraw from the region, have now signed, or committed to, new suppliers, according to Barrie Richards of St Blazey Service Station.

P&H raises £13,000 for riot-stricken retailers
30 September, 2011

Palmer and Harvey’s ‘Curry on Laughing’ charity event raised £13,000 for retailers devastated by the recent riots.

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