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August

One year on from riots, retailers generally positive about communities they serve
06 August, 2012

One year on from last summer’s riots, new figures suggest a broadly positive view of how retailers feel about the communities they serve, their safety and their interaction with local police.

New service station and Spar store opens in Northumbria
06 August, 2012

A new service station and Spar store Alnwick,Northumbria has opened in collaboration with Northumbrian Fuel Services Ltd.

Imperial Tobacco submits response to plain packaging proposals
06 August, 2012

Imperial Tobacco has submiitted its response to the public consultation on plain tobacco packaging.

Gold end promotions drive sales for Londis
03 August, 2012

‘Gold end’ promotional bays at the front of store are driving “phenomenal” sales growth for Londis since their launch at the beginning of the year.

Petroplus administrators reveal scale of Coryton’s financial woes
03 August, 2012

The joint administrators of Petroplus Refining & Marketing have published their first progress report on the administration.

Third-party intervention gives new life to struggling forecourt
03 August, 2012

An Essex retailer has been brought back from the brink of closure thanks to intervention from BTG Restructuring, which demonstrated to the operator’s bank and fuel supplier that if the site priced more sensibly, sustainable profitability would return.

Shell awards three-year contract to Fairbanks and Tokheim partnership
03 August, 2012

Fairbanks will partner with Tokheim as part of a three-year contract to deliver wet-stock management services to more than 3,000 Shell petrol stations worldwide.

Retailers warned not to process PayPoint transactions over the phone
03 August, 2012

PayPoint has made a renewed warning to retailers not to process a PayPoint payment transaction over the phone in a bid to put a stock to fraud involving Ukash, the service that allows shoppers to use banknotes and coins to pay or send money on the internet.

Don’t forget to vote for your Retailer Champion
03 August, 2012

Voting is underway for the Forecourt Trader and Mace Retailer Champion award – so get voting now!

NFRN to keep pressure up over Sunday Trading
03 August, 2012

The NFRN has vowed to keep up the pressure on the government to ensure that Sunday Trading law are not relaxed permanently after the Olympics.

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?