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January

Fears of diesel black market operating in the Southeast
19 January, 2012

Some Eastern European hauliers are allegedly welding extra tanks to their tractor units to bring cheap diesel into the Southeast and sell it on the black market.

Budget range bolsters January sales for Spar Pentwyn forecourt
19 January, 2012

Spar’s Pentwyn forecourt store has successfully bucked the trend during the traditional January slump by replacing its festive display with a full S-Budget range, according to store manager Christine Lewis.

Convenience holds its own, but pressure on fuel prices will continue into 2012, says Christie + Co
19 January, 2012

Despite the strains on the consumer purse, the increasing high-street presence of small-format supermarkets and the summer’s social unrest, the independent convenience retail sector continued to hold its own in 2011, says Christie + Co’s Business Outlook 2012.

Topaz announces new chief executive
17 January, 2012

John Williamson has been appointed as the new chief executive of Topaz, Ireland's largest fuels and convenience retailer. The announcement was made today by the company's chairman, Neil O’Leary.

Shell boosts fuel card offering with Texaco
16 January, 2012

Shell has signed a card acceptance agreement with Valero Energy to offer euroShell card customers the opportunity to fill up at UK Texaco-branded sites.

Tackling retail crime is vital, says ACS
16 January, 2012

New figures showing the increasing cost of retail crime and the alarming increase in reported verbal and physical abuse of retail workers are evidence of the need for government, Police and communities to take retail crime seriously, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Shell to trial business lounges on motorway sites across Europe
16 January, 2012

Shell and flexible workspace provider Regus have announced the trial of a joint programme that could see Regus business lounges open at Shell petrol forecourts on motorways across Europe.

New forecourt saves 35-mile round trip for fuel
16 January, 2012

Residents of Kielder in Northumberland are celebrating after hearing about plans to re-open the area’s only petrol station. It closed in 2008, leaving the residents with a 35-mile round trip to get fuel.

Thieves abandon stolen ATM
16 January, 2012

Thieves used a stolen pick-up truck to make off with an ATM from a Wirral forecourt. The incident happened at the BP garage in Spital in the early hours of Friday, January 12. Officers were called to the site on Brimstage Road at around 1.35am.

Top 50 Indie Calanike in receivership and seeking potential buyers
16 January, 2012

Glasgow-based Top 50 Indie Calanike Retailing Ltd, founded by managing director Kenny Webster in 1998, is in receivership, and seeking interest from potential buyers.

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?