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New face of Spar launched in Lancs
30 October, 2012

Spar is trialling a fresh new era in store design with the launch of what it describes as an "innovative and modern flagship store that paves the way in convenience excellence".

Fundraising and fun
30 October, 2012

Staff and customers at Winford Road Garage near Bristol have celebrated the business' 45th anniversary with a day of fun.

News Extra: Station rationalisation
30 October, 2012

Widespread economic uncertainty coupled with soaring oil prices has seen fuel consumption decline since 2008, leading international oil companies to review their service station portfolios across Europe and exit unprofitable sites, according to new analysis by CBRE, a property company which advises some of the world's biggest oil companies on their real estate portfolios.

Amscreen installed at UK's biggest forecourt
30 October, 2012

Digital out-of-home media company Amscreen has installed media screens in Britain's biggest petrol station. The Shell site in Cobham, Surrey features 36 pumps, 141 nozzles and the capacity to serve 3,400 motorists a day. Located on the M25, the forecourt has screens featuring real-time messaging including customer information, live traffic updates, advertising for in-store promotions as well as messages from an extensive range of blue-chip advertisers.

No smoking sign laws have been relaxed
30 October, 2012

Retailers are being reminded about the new relaxed requirements for 'No Smoking' signs in England. Robert Botkai, partner at Winckworth Sherwood, said: "The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2007 have been revoked and replaced with the Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2012." Before October 1, 2012, the 2007 Regulations required that signs displayed on smoke-free premises had to be A5 size. The signs also had to contain the standard no smoking symbol and the text: 'No smoking. It is against the law to smoke in these premises'.

WashTec winners
30 October, 2012

To celebrate winning the prestigious RoSPA President's Award, WashTec organised a company-wide internal health and safety competition, where the winners were invited to visit the Automechanika trade fair in Frankfurt followed by a trip to WashTec's world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Augsburg.

Fuel on a pedestal
30 October, 2012

OPW Fuel Management Systems has launched Petro Vend 100, a standalone, pedestal-mounted fuel-control system which is said to be ideal for small- or mid-sized fleet operators who require one- or two-hose control at their unattended fuelling sites.

Petroman clarification
30 October, 2012

Petroman would like to clarify that the recent agreement with OPW Fuelling Components EMEA to market Petroman's Total Vapour Solution (TVS) system comprising the Accumulus, Softfill and Vapour Management Panel does not cover The UK, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the US, where Petroman retains all its marketing and manufacturing rights.

Valid ID system helps with age-related purchases
30 October, 2012

Auto Time Solutions is launching Valid ID, a Windows-based application system that assists retailers in the transaction of age-related sales of cigarettes and alcohol.

MRH upgrades wash
30 October, 2012

Following a recent trial, number-one indie MRH Retail has ordered 29 N'joywash machines from Istobal. During the 12-week trial, the N'joywash jet wash was measured against other manufacturers, assessing customer satisfaction, ease of use, reliability, looks and design, revenue generation, service back-up, and price. Andrew Jackson, general manager from MRH, said: "We are very pleased with the equipment we have installed so far and have seen significant gains in revenue and reliability compared to our other equipment."

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?