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December

Leeds dealer wins industry safety award
14 December, 2011

Faisal Rana of Leeds-based United Petroleum UK won £1,000 at the Xmo Strata Forecourt Safety Awards. Faisal won the award for providing a constant improvement in health and safety on forecourts. The judges lavished praise on the comprehensive package of ideas, systems, processes and thoughts which went into a programme which collectively he calls the 'Goal Zero Initiative'.

UK fuel card company Allstar sold to Fleetcor
13 December, 2011

Arval UK has announced the sale of AllStar Business Solutions Ltd (AllStar) to FleetCor Technologies, Inc (FleetCor), a leading independent global fleet card provider, for £194m.

KSC buys Top 50 Indie Bishop Retail
13 December, 2011

Top 50 Indie Bishop Retail has been sold to to KSC Worldwide Ltd, following completion of a deal with the Stamford Group. The sale will see KSC take ownership of the nine sites in the North East of England trading under the Harvest Energy and Mace brands.

Student gets community service for drive-offs
09 December, 2011

A 23-year-old student from the West Midlands has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service after he was found guilty of a series of drive-offs.

Supermarket promotions fail to lure shoppers
09 December, 2011

Shopper spend stalled in November despite supermarkets' continuing lure of price cuts, money-off vouchers, fuel discounts and still further use of promotions, according to the latest retailer performance figures released by Nielsen.

ACS welcomes Cable's commitment on Regulatory Enforcement
09 December, 2011

Local shops have welcomed plans to change the way that businesses experience ‘frontline enforcement’, set out by Business Secretary Vince Cable. Plans include:

Urgent call for retailer evidence to meet OFT's December 20 deadline
08 December, 2011

Independent retailers are being urged to give evidence to an Office of Fair Trading investigation into the acquisition by Shell of 253 former Total sites from Rontec.

Superstar sites
07 December, 2011

The Northern Ireland and Northern England categories were hotly contested in the Forecourt Trader Awards. Amy Lanning catches up with the winners.

Baby makes dramatic arrival at Topaz forecourt
06 December, 2011

A beautiful baby girl who announced her arrival into the world in dramatic circumstances at a petrol station in North County Dublin has returned to the Topaz site two weeks later to meet staff who were on duty that night.

Nisa back on TV with new advert
06 December, 2011

Nisa has made a significant investment in its consumer marketing and brand building for the second year running with the production a new TV advert.

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?