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August

PRA joins Sunday Trading debate
15 August, 2012

The RMI Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) is lending its full support to the Association of Convenience Stores’ (ACS) decision to urge the government to retain Sunday Trading regulations.

Spar move pays off for forecourt store
15 August, 2012

A New Forest forecourt store has seen a 17% uplift in sales in the first few weeks of trading after transferring its business to Spar.

Employability initiative takes flight at the Henderson Group
15 August, 2012

Sixteen local unemployed people have gained permanent employment with the Henderson Group after taking part in the company’s work placement programme.

Small businesses embrace affordable training alternatives to ease staff development costs
15 August, 2012

Small businesses are sourcing affordable training alternatives to sidestep steep staff development costs, new research from the Forum of Private Business has revealed.

Australian high court backs plain packs for tobacco
15 August, 2012

Australia’s highest court has upheld a new government law on plain packaging for tobacco products, sparking concern that the move could set a precedent for other countries, including the UK.

GB Oils appoints new regional manager in South East Anglia
15 August, 2012

GB Oils has opened a new depot in Ipswich to serve the needs of commercial and domestic customers in South East Anglia, and appointed Keith Durrant as regional manager.

Growth plans prompt new head office for MFG
13 August, 2012

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has moved its head office from Harrow to St Albans.

ACS urges government to keep Sunday Trading regulations
13 August, 2012

ACS has called on the government to retain Sunday Trading regulations, after comments made by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles suggested the government may review Sunday trading laws when the temporary relaxation of restrictions over the Olympics period comes to an end.

Driving considered ‘more important’ than being able to write
10 August, 2012

Being able to drive is regarded as an important skill – overall more important than even being able to write or use a computer, according to new AA research.

Plain tobacco packs review ends today
10 August, 2012

A consultation on the Department of Health’s plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco will close today.

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?