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July

Irn-Bru's big promotion
03 July, 2012

The biggest ever on-pack promotion for Irn-Bru is under way, giving consumers the chance to win a holiday to sun-drenched Bru-Island.

New popcorn pops up
03 July, 2012

Lord Poppington's is a new premium popcorn line from Midlands-based Savoury & Sweet. There are four flavours: sweet and salty, which combines Barbados sugar with Cornish sea salt, comes in 30g and 100g bags; while chilli & lime, lightly sea salted and four cheeses come in 20g and 75g bags. The small bags have a recommended retail price of 95p; the larger ones, £1.49.

Free tickets with Frijj
03 July, 2012

Bottles of Frijj milkshake currently carry a '2 for 1' offer for Thorpe Park theme park tickets. The promotional bottles also give consumers the chance to win prizes including VIP days out.

Fuel prices – June 27, 2012
03 July, 2012

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BP and Moto extend fuel supply deal
03 July, 2012

BP and Moto are to continue their longstanding partnership after agreeing an extension to their existing branded fuel supply deal. The agreement will see BP supply to 42 of Moto’s owned and operated locations.

ACS and Age UK seminar focuses on catering for older customers
03 July, 2012

Local shops have come together with Age UK charities from across the country to discuss how local shopping can meet the needs of older customers.

Packaging issue prompts Robinson Fruit Shoot recall
03 July, 2012

Britvic Soft Drinks is recalling all Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro packs, featuring the new design cap, due to a packaging safety issue.

ACS makes submission on tobacco packaging consultation
02 July, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has made its submission to the Department of Health consultation opposing the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in England, Wales and Scotland.

Phillips 66 - the new name for ConocoPhillips
02 July, 2012

From today ConocoPhillips Limited will be officially changed to Phillips 66 Limited. The name change in the UK follows ConocoPhillips’ global repositioning of its upstream and downstream operations to create two independently operated companies, which took place on May 1.

EV re-charge business is forecourt opportunity
29 June, 2012

Electric vehicles should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat, but the law on re-selling electricity in the UK needs to be changed to maximise it, according to Mario Vila Nova of Petrotec, the Portuguese manufacturer of fuel dispensing equipment and forecourt systems.

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?