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September

Inaccurate pumps give drivers fuel 'gift'
04 September, 2012

An AA dip-check of a handful of petrol stations found some pumps giving up to 4.4% more fuel than shown on the pump effectively a 6ppl gift to drivers.

Brits alter driving habits to save on fuel costs
04 September, 2012

Nearly 14 million UK motorists have pledged to drive more economically as a direct result of high fuel costs, according to new research from Green Flag breakdown service.

Maxol rolls out new brand image
04 September, 2012

Maxol is trialling a new corporate identity for its service stations. The oil company plans to install the new branding at 50 forecourts by the end of 2012 and the rest of the 200-plus network will be completed over the next three years.

in brief
04 September, 2012

Fuel for debate

Keep Sunday Trading regs says ACS and PRA
04 September, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) has called on the government to retain Sunday Trading regulations. The move follows comments made by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles who suggested the government may review Sunday trading laws when the temporary relaxation of restrictions over the Olympics period comes to an end on September 8. ACS chief executive James Lowman said: "The temporary change this summer has simply diverted trade from small to large stores. Current Sunday Trading rules are the only competitive edge that local shops have over their much larger counterparts and removing that advantage could be disastrous for many convenience stores."

Drive-off prevention guide
04 September, 2012

A guide produced by the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) is supporting a successful crime reduction training initiative in Rossendale, Lancashire.

GB Oils sets standards in new contest
04 September, 2012

GB Oils has launched 'Superstation', a competition designed to improve forecourt standards and presentation while adding some fun and reward to day-to-day housekeeping.

Brian Madderson
04 September, 2012

The early part of the summer saw crude and wholesale prices falling quite rapidly, which provided some relief to the retailer's gross margins. However, responding in knee-jerk fashion to ill-informed press comment, Justine Greening MP (Secretary of State for Transport) burst onto the media scene demanding that retailers reduce their pump prices faster to give motorists a 'fair deal'.

Costcutter storms ahead with growth
04 September, 2012

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has posted a 4% year-on-year increase in sales in the first six months of 2012 and added another 112 new accounts including 14 forecourts.

Promotional planning
04 September, 2012

Londis has unveiled a new approach to its promotional planning in a bid to further enhance its offer for retailers.

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