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March

Diesel hits new record high
27 February, 2012

Diesel prices hit a new record high today after continued rises over the past few days. The new record average price of diesel is 143.96ppl.

AA Ireland launches discount fuel card
27 February, 2012

AA Ireland has launched a new discount fuel card – The AA Fuel Card – for its members which guarantees 2 cent off a litre of petrol or diesel at any of 320 Topaz service stations nationwide.   

Pricing for profit
01 March, 2012

The majority of retailers don't believe they're getting a satisfactory return for what they are offering their customers, according to a global pricing study by strategy and marketing consultants Simon-Kucher & Partners (SKP). And it's significantly knocking their profits.

Powering ahead
01 March, 2012

In forecourts, the sports and energy drink category is outperforming total soft drinks growing at 3.4% versus 2% meaning the category is worth £80.9m in forecourts alone. And as that data is from Synovate for just oil company-managed forecourts, it's probably far greater than that.

Showtime
01 March, 2012

It's now time to plan your visit to the Forecourt & Fuel Equipment Show 2012 (FFE) so you can fit as much as possible into your day. The show takes place at the Birmingham NEC later this month from March 25-27.

Exhibitor profiles
01 March, 2012

Air-Serv STAND H31

Plan your visit
01 March, 2012

National convenience show Exhibitors 2012

NCS exhibitor profiles
01 March, 2012

360 Cash

Bubbling away
01 March, 2012

Kraft Foods is relaunching Cadbury Dairy Milk (CDM) Bubble as a bubbly-shaped bar and Cadbury Wispa has a new format; Nestlé is reshaping Aero chocolate bars into 'snappable bubbles'; while Mars is extending its Galaxy Bubbles range. Quite simply, chocolate manufacturers have gone bubble crazy.

Delicious to the core
01 March, 2012

Luxury ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's is splashing out £5m to launch Ben and Jerry's Core a range of 500ml ice cream tubs with a soft core of sauce.

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?