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November

Movers and shakers
07 November, 2011

UK fuelling solutions' specialist Cameron Forecourt has strengthened its board with the appointment of two new directors. The Barnsley-based company has appointed Martyn Gent as sales & marketing director and Graham Webb as quality and health & safety director. Gent joined the company in 2009 having spent almost 30 years in the fuelling systems market, latterly heading up the commercial division at Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Better baking advice
07 November, 2011

Cuisine de France has announced a campaign to revitalise the in-store bakery environment and help retailers drive footfall and sales in the category. The insight-led 'Let's Bake It Better' campaign includes the new Shout initiative, which will provide retailers with tailored in-store solutions, a new coffee-to-go partnership with Nescafé and a 'Wrapped to Go' product range.

Fuel management
07 November, 2011

Franklin Fueling Systems has announced the latest evolution in fuel management with its launch of TS-550 evo. The new user interface is said to bring a new level of functionality to fuel management, making everything more simple.

Star quality
07 November, 2011

It's impossible not to be impressed by what Euro Garages has achieved in a relatively short amount of time. From negotiating a first-time franchise with an international brand like Starbucks to winning the backing of former Asda boss Andy Bond, there appears to be no limit to what Mohsin and Zuber Issa can accomplish if they set their minds to it.

Best way to do it
07 November, 2011

F or a beginner in forecourt retailing, and just a few months in, Sohail Akram has certainly made a big impact running his first store on Esso-branded Bootle Service Station in Liverpool.

Crime wave
07 November, 2011

When the BBC screened a Panorama investigation into the highly organised and growing blackmarket in road fuels last month, it brought to attention the lengths to which criminals will go to get their hands on this high-value product. From drive-offs and the illegal trade in red diesel to full-scale fuel laundering and 'pop-up' petrol stations, the film exposed how fuel has become the 'perfect illicit commodity'.

Spick and span
07 November, 2011

The economic downturn has probably done the household cleaning sector a bit of a favour. More people are entertaining at home, which means more people are making an effort to ensure that their home is clean when guests arrive.

Power rush
07 November, 2011

shop talk
07 November, 2011

I have key-less entry to my car, which means I have a big bit of plastic that I have to press when I want to get in it or start it. That piece of plastic is powered by one of those small coin-cell batteries.

Easter treats for Mars
07 November, 2011

Mars is building on the success of its Galaxy Bubbles bar with the launch of a filled egg for Easter 2012, as well as bagged Galaxy Chocolate Caramel Mini Eggs.

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