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A Capital contract
30 October, 2012

Murco Petroleum has recently awarded a two-year nationwide contract to Capital Cooling to provide preventative maintenance, servicing and repairs for refrigeration and air conditioning on all of its 230 company-owned stations.

Peter Harding
30 October, 2012

Digital signage takes many forms and you only have to look down the high street to see what is happening. The quality of displays is terrific. The frontage of a new store in my local shopping mall is one massive display screen. Now while they are only promoting the store brand at present, how long before they are displaying full brand and product advertising? The image quality is superb.

Awards Focus: All's swell at Wells
30 October, 2012

A winning team mentality was how the Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts described its approach to business in its entry for this year's Forecourt Trader of the Year awards. And how prophetic that turned out to be. The group's site in the city of Wells, Somerset, was judged to be the best site in West Country & Wales (2.5mlpa plus category), and ultimately won the industry's most prestigious prize.

Premier target
30 October, 2012

Wholesale symbol group Premier is setting its sights on the forecourt sector with a new bespoke offer for petrol retailers. With 2,735 stores, Premier is the biggest symbol group in the UK, growing by 9% this year, following nine years of double-digit growth. It currently supplies just under 100 forecourt retailers, but is looking to the sector to help it achieve its goal of becoming a £1bn symbol business.

Focus on Security: Close protection
30 October, 2012

It would be logical to place the blame for a rise in forecourt crime on soaring fuel prices, but according to the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS), there are wider factors at work.

Focus on Food to Go: Hot, hot, hot
30 October, 2012

Offering hot food-to-go in your forecourt store might sound like too much hassle, but it seems it's a big turn-on for customers.

Coca-Cola is a £185m seasonal sales winner
30 October, 2012

Soft drinks were a winner last Christmas with growth of 10.3% and sales reaching £1.1bn, which was up nearly £100m (Nielsen).

Diageo adds colour to Christmas time
30 October, 2012

Diageo is launching a new in-store media campaign to encourage shoppers to serve more exciting drinks over the festive season. The 'Add Colour to Christmas' campaign is designed to challenge beer and wine as the default at-home drinks choice over the crucial festive period.

Thaw and serve trio
30 October, 2012

Country Choice has unveiled three new 'thaw and serve' lines for Christmas. These are: a star mince pie shortcrust base with mincemeat filling and a pastry star on top; Christmas cookie chocolate-flavoured cookie with chunks of white Belgian chocolate and cranberry pieces; and a Christmas cake slice rich fruit cake topped with marzipan, white icing and an edible holly decoration.

Biscuits for everyone
30 October, 2012

Burton's Biscuit Company has unveiled its Cadbury Christmas range which includes family sharing packs and novelties.

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?