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November

ACS announces three-point plan to revive flagging high streets
23 November, 2011

Four out of five MPs support giving communities greater powers to use the planning system to stop their high streets becoming 'clone towns'. These findings are revealed today by the Association of Convenience Stores, as it sets out a three-point plan to revive flagging high streets.

Latest figures show boost for small stores compared to supermarkets
23 November, 2011

A new trend for small stores to perform better than the large supermarket stores has become apparent in the October retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics. They showed that sales volumes increased in small stores by more than five per cent, while large stores showed a small decrease in volumes over the month.

Stan's latest discount offer
23 November, 2011

Customers of Stans Supermarket, in St Martins near Oswestry, can get their petrol for as little as 120.9ppl and diesel for 129.9ppl. That’s because the independent superstore is running an offer where shoppers who spend £50 or more in the store get an extra 7p off per litre. And Stans’ current pole sign price is 127.9ppl for unleaded and 136.9ppl for diesel.

Cut-price fuel from Tesco's garden centres
23 November, 2011

Tesco’s use of money-off-fuel activity to drive custom has extended to its garden centre chain, Dobbies. Until very recently, customers were being given 5p off per litre of fuel vouchers for Tescos when they spent £50 or more at Dobbies.

RMIP's latest missive to the Chancellor on fuel duty
23 November, 2011

RMIP chairman Brian Madderson has again written to Chancellor George Osborne – as he prepares for next Tuesday's Autumn Statement – recommending “in the strongest possible terms” cancellation of the planned fuel duty rises in 2012 on road transport fuels.

ACS welcomes 'long-awaited' Ofgem crackdown on energy companies
22 November, 2011

Local shops have welcomed new proposals to protect business customers against unfair energy contracts.

The proposals, announced by Ofgem this morning, are due to be part of a consultation which looks to introduce the following measures:

Forecourt Watch tackles fuel thefts in Torfaen
18 November, 2011

Service stations in Torfaen will get greater support from Gwent Police following the launch of Forecourt Watch in the area.

84% of grocery shoppers choose stores based on price
18 November, 2011

Food and drink prices have contributed to the slowdown of the official rate of inflation – the CPI – in October, with most items (except fish) becoming slightly cheaper over recent weeks, according to IGD's chief economist, James Walton.

Supply problems push up the price of diesel
18 November, 2011

Supermarket prices for unleaded fell by 0.9ppl to 131.5ppl in the past month, meaning the gap between supermarket prices and the UK average for unleaded has risen to 2.2ppl, according to the AA's latest price report.

Commons debate unites MPs in call for fuel duty cut
16 November, 2011

MPs voted unanimously to pass a motion demanding that the government puts the two fuel duty rises planned for January and August next year on the back burner.

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?