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June

Police warn that plain packaging of cigarettes will fuel organised crime and smuggling

Government plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products will make it easier for criminals to produce and sell illegal cigarettes, according to a new poll of serving police officers.

Peregrine Retail adds third site

Dorset-based Peregrine Retail has completed on the purchase of a third forecourt – Blackhorse Garage, just off Bristol ring road.

Closed-down Kent forecourt to be brought back to life

A petrol station that has been closed for 10 years in Kent is to be given a new lease of life next month.

Symonds Forecourts wins national Budgens award

Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts’ BP Budgens site in Wells, Somerset has been named Best Forecourt and Best New Store Of The Year at the Budgens Store of the Year Awards.

Don’t forget the 2012 Forecourt Seminar

RMI Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) will bring the key issues for forecourt retailers alive at their second joint Forecourt Seminar next week.

Nearly two thirds of motorists always fill up their tanks, says new research

Despite 63% of motorists limiting their car usage in the face of rising fuel prices, nearly 65% still fill up the tank when they go to the petrol station, according to new research from British Car Auctions (BCA).

Drive smarter and cut fuel bills by 15%, says Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is urging companies to consider subsidised Smarter Driving training as it launches a nine-month-long roadshow programme to help businesses save 20ppl on fuel.

Morrisons slashes fuel prices by 2ppl

Morrisons has made its fourth national cut in fuel prices since the Eurozone crisis started as oil prices continue to decline.

The Brookfield Group opens first-ever Loco forecourt store

The first Loco-branded forecourt store has been opened in Leeds by Top 50 Indie The Brookfield Group, achieving an uplift of 10% store sales since its conversion to this new symbol group.

Vopak, Greenergy and Shell set out plans for Coryton

Royal Vopak, Greenergy, and Shell UK Limited have confirmed that they plan to develop and invest in a state-of-the-art import and distribution terminal to be managed by Vopak at the former Coryton refinery site.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?