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June

Shop doctor
01 June, 2005

The site in Oxford is large and bright.

New faces
01 June, 2005

The Maleks have had their work cut out but have succeeded in redeveloping a small site into a sprawling forecourt.

United aims at high society
01 June, 2005

The distinctive blue and white signage of United Co-operatives will soon be appearing on forecourts far and wide if Clive Adamson, general manager of the Society’s petrol division, has anything to do with it.

In the firing line
01 June, 2005

Despite the government’s efforts to curb smoking in the UK, the tobacco category continues to thrive and maintain its position as the best-selling category in forecourts, responsible for almost one third of total forecourt shop sales.

Fuelforce site sale gives Murco 57
01 June, 2005

Fuelforce is being forced to downsize and restructure following a move by one of its investors to sell up and realise it interests in the company.

Esso pulls out of Northern Ireland
01 June, 2005

Esso is to pull out of Northern Ireland following the announcement by Maxol that it is to acquire 13 Esso company-owned forecourts in the region.

Time for reality check says Jervis
01 June, 2005

Reality checks are the order of the day in forecourt retailing, according to Paul Jervis, managing director of Yorkshire-based Action Stations, and vice chairman of the PRA, who has just sold seven of his nine sites to United Co-operatives.

Jet top in PRA survey
01 June, 2005

Jet has come top of the PRA’s dealer survey for the third time in a row, while Esso and Shell are considered the worst.

M&S trial with BP is ‘Simply’ delightful
01 June, 2005

Marks & Spencer and BP are to trial eight Marks & Spencer Simply Food concepts in BP Connect forecourt sites, starting in autumn 2005.

Two stores at the double for Budgens
01 June, 2005

Budgens has extended its portfolio of branded forecourt stores with the opening of two new sites – in Barnwood, Gloucester and Bramley, Surrey.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?