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August

Torex launches one-stop shop for convenience and fuel retailers
24 August, 2012

Torex, a subsidiary of Micros Systems, has announced the launch of Torex Consumables, a new one-stop shop for business supplies provided in partnership with Premier Vanguard.

WashTec and BigBrother join forces on UK forecourts
24 August, 2012

WashTec UK has teamed up with Dutch forecourt security specialists BigBrother to offer state-of-the-art video monitoring capabilities tailored to the needs of UK forecourts.

Men jailed for forecourt raid
24 August, 2012

Two men who stole nearly £10,000 of cigarettes, alcohol and cash in an early morning raid on a petrol station have been jailed for 16 months each at St Albans Crown Court.

Drunk teenager steals cigarettes
24 August, 2012

A drunk teenager who had been refused alcohol and tobacco at a Jet petrol station in Surrey and went on to steal cigarettes has been jailed for six months.

Cashier threatened with ‘gun’
24 August, 2012

A drunken would-be robber who terrified a petrol station assistant with what she thought was a gun has been jailed for two years.

Botkai defends off licences on forecourts
24 August, 2012

Licensing lawyer Robert Botkai has been defending the sale of alcohol on petrol stations in a live debate on Radio Four today.

Brits alter driving habits to save on fuel costs, says Green Flag
24 August, 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.

Superstation contest sets standards at GB Oils
24 August, 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.

Colossal tax on fuel is news to half of motorists, says YouGov survey
23 August, 2012

Half of motorists do not realise that 60% of the price of fuel at the pump is tax, according to a YouGov poll for The Sun newspaper, which is supporting the Petrol Retailers’ Association and TaxPayers’ Alliance’s new forecourt campaign.

Blazing car on forecourt
22 August, 2012

A driver, who suddenly found that his car was on fire, drove it onto a forecourt. According to the Medway Messenger, the man drove the Renault on to the Co-op forecourt on the A2 in Strood, Kent on Sunday night.

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?