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Hindmarch Garage
04 September, 2012

A forecourt business waits for no one even if a late fuel delivery is threatening to hold the owner up for their daughter's wedding. That's what happened to Andrew and Diane Hindmarch, who run Hindmarch Garage in Stamford, Lincolnshire. It was undoubtedly one of the busiest weekends of their lives their daughter's big day, the Diamond Jubilee, and their last weekend as Total dealers.

Spotlight on Fuels: Bio diversity
04 September, 2012

The introduction of a new fuel with a higher ethanol content E10 has been delayed. Specification for the new fuel had been tipped to be signed off for introduction into the UK by the end of this year, but last month the government signalled that its position on E10 had changed.

Beans bag profits
04 September, 2012

A survey by coffee firm Douwe Egberts has found that Britons spend an astonishing £15,600 in coffee shops over a lifetime because they don't know how to make lattes and cappuccinos at home. It found that 69% of the 2,000 people surveyed spent between £1 and £5 in coffee shops, five days a week.

Focus on Confectionery: Scare tactics
04 September, 2012

Halloween is big business in the UK. According to retail intelligence firm Planet Retail, sales rose 12.5% last year to reach £315m. Retail analyst Lisa Byfield-Green says the occasion has continued to grow consistently since Planet Retail began tracking figures in 2001.

Day in the Life: Clive Sheppard
04 September, 2012

What a difference a week makes! The Sunday before I wrote this, I was savouring the atmosphere in the Olympic Park after having had the privilege of witnessing Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farrah win three gold medals in the athletics. We were all punch drunk after watching one of the greatest sporting nights ever, and nobody wanted to go home.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?