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Fuelling the future with Wayne Helix pump
30 July, 2012

Wayne's new Helix fuel dispenser is the official fuel dispenser of BP's 'Fuelling the Future' showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP, as the Official Oil and Gas Partner of the London 2012 Games providing advanced fuels for many of the fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, has selected Wayne's Helix dispenser to highlight the advancements being made in the fuelling stations of tomorrow.

Easy ordering at P&H
30 July, 2012

More than 3,400 customers are now using a pocket-sized barcode scanner launched by Palmer and Harvey last December 2011 to make its online ordering offer easier for retailers.

Wincor Nixdorf builds on relationship with Shell
30 July, 2012

Wincor Nixdorf will expand IT support services for Shell service stations to cover deployment and support of new site systems including forecourt controllers, point-of-sale, payment and back-office solutions.

Moto adds 20 AdBlue
30 July, 2012

Moto has become the first motorway services operator to offer AdBlue available from the pump at 20 of its HGV forecourts across the UK.

Shopmate safety win
30 July, 2012

Shopfitting contractor Shopmate has earned accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a third-party scheme that recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongs contractors.

Equipment column: Peter Harding
30 July, 2012

I was fortunate enough to attend a recent Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) conference entitled Symbol Summit. It was an opportunity for the IGD to deliver its state of the nation address and give some insight into the convenience market. It was also a chance for us to listen to five major symbol groups present their strategies.

Wet-stock Management: Moving target
30 July, 2012

I've only ever met one forecourt retailer who didn't own a mobile phone. He said he didn't need one because he was only either at home, at one of his two sites, or driving between the two. But he's a rarity and many retailers today couldn't survive without their smartphones as they flit from one site to another, trying to fit in a home and family life around a busy work schedule.

Halloween and Christmas covered by Kraft Foods
30 July, 2012

Kraft Foods is launching Cadbury Crunchy Spiders for Halloween. They are foil-wrapped chocolates filled with green crunchy bits. There are two spider designs, each with creepy crawly legs.

Seasonal duo returns
30 July, 2012

This autumn will see the return of two successful Christmas impulse lines from Nestlé.

Capsules in Vogue
30 July, 2012

British American Tobacco UK (BAT UK) is replacing its Vogue Perle Bronze cigarette with a capsule version. The new Vogue Perle demi-slim cigarette, contains a capsule which smokers can pop to produce a spearmint flavour.

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?