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Last-ditch bid to stop duty rise, as diesel hits record high of 144.21ppl
28 February, 2012

Fair Fuel UK campaigners are meeting with the Treasury today to make a last-ditch plea for the government to axe the planned August fuel duty rise as diesel prices continue to soar, rising to a record 144.21ppl.

Fair Fuel UK to hold mass lobby on March 7
27 February, 2012

Fuel price campaigner Fair Fuel UK is holding a mass lobby of MPs at Westminster next week in a bid to convince the government to cut fuel duty.

Jet names inaugural Sales Assistant of the Year
27 February, 2012

Val Taylor, 72, of Crosspool Service Station in Sheffield has won Jet’s first-ever award for Sales Assistant of the Year.

Morrisons kicks off industry-beating fuel promotion
24 February, 2012

Morrisons has trumped Tesco’s current 10ppl fuel price promotion with a new deal giving motorists 15ppl off petrol or diesel when they spend £60 in store.

Indies can survive if they play to natural strengths, says Verdict report
24 February, 2012

Independents can fight back against the onslaught of the major supermarkets by playing to existing strengths and creating new ones, says independent retail analysts Verdict as it outlines strategies for survival for independent retailers.

20 range reviews at Londis to drive sales in 2012
24 February, 2012

Londis is targeting 20 range reviews across 300 stores for 2012, following a successful programme of 10 range reviews across 100 stores last year, which drove significant uplifts of up to 9%.

Insolvency rates fall to the same rate as January 2011
24 February, 2012

The rate of insolvencies fell from 0.11 per cent in December 2012 to 0.07 per cent in January this year – the same rate as in January 2011, according to the latest figures released by Experian, the global information services company.

Scottish town vows to fight plans for supermarket with petrol station
24 February, 2012

The business community in the Scottish town of Newton Stewart, has vowed to fight plans for a new supermarket on the edge of town, the Galloway Gazette has reported. The newspaper said the majority of the 60-plus business people from the area who attended a meeting of the Newton Stewart Business Association on Wednesday night were against the development of a 30,000sq ft superstore with parking for 160 vehicles and a petrol station just off the A75 at Barnkirk.

Brulines takes Brobot to real-time fuel monitoring
22 February, 2012

Brulines Fuel Solutions (BFS) has concluded a major new contract with Top 50 indie Brobot Petroleum, to move the 22-strong group’s fuel monitoring from traditional statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR) to continuous fuel monitoring (CFM).

Stores of the future will be better connected, says IGD
22 February, 2012

Shops and people will be connected to each other more than ever in the store of the future, according to IGD research. The report commissioned by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) and written by food and consumer goods experts IGD predicts:

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