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August

Inaccurate pumps give motorists a 6ppl saving, says the AA
10 August, 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.

Maxol trials new image for forecourt network
09 August, 2012

Maxol is trialling a new corporate identity for its service stations. The first station to receive Maxol’s new look is at Adamstown on the Newcastle Road near Lucan in Co. Dublin and the second will opens today (August 9) at Dunmore Road in Waterford city in the south east of the country. Maxol plans to install its new identity at 50 stations by the end of 2012 and to complete all its 200-plus network over the next three years.

FairFuelUK renews call for fuel duty cut as Bank of England slashes UK growth forecast
09 August, 2012

Campaigning group FairFuelUK has renewed its call on the government to cut fuel duty as a means of stimulating economic growth.

Lord Prescott to address ACS crime prevention forum
09 August, 2012

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott will address the ACS Crime Prevention Forum in October as part of a session on prospective Police and Crime Commissioners.

Christie & Co to market Calanike network
09 August, 2012

The receivers of Top 50 Indie Calanike Retailing have appointed Christie & Co to sell the network of 19 forecourts in Scotland and Northern England.

Retail accounting specialist joins ACS as associate member
08 August, 2012

CV Retail, Retail accounting specialist CV Retail has become an associate member of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Crackdown on drive-off offenders in Glasgow’s West End
07 August, 2012

Strathclyde Police is working with retailers in the West End of Glasgow to crack down on drivers who fill up and fail to pay for their fuel.

New car sales up in July
06 August, 2012

New car sales increased again in July with month-on-month sales up 9.3% compared to the same time last year.

Drivers' love for the car grows stronger
06 August, 2012

Drivers’ love affair with the car has grown stronger over the past 47 years, according to new research from the AA, which claims that even today most drivers love taking the car out just for a spin.

FWD warns retailers of illicit beer and wine traders
06 August, 2012

Wholesalers are warning of the rise of Beer Van Man, the latest tactic being used by organised criminals to deliver illicit beer and wine direct to unsuspecting retailers.

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?