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January

Promotion for McVitie's and new lines for Jacobs
10 January, 2012

UBUK has unveiled a host of activity for the New Year. This includes McVitie's Dunk Time a new campaign to encourage consumers to enjoy a biscuit with their cup of tea.

Sweet move for Vimto
10 January, 2012

New from Newbridge Foods are Vimto flavour fruit drops which come in an eye-catching pack designed to replicate the Vimto soft drinks can.

Big push for Sugarfree
10 January, 2012

Red Bull Sugarfree is being backed by a £1.5m investment with activity to remind consumers that it has all the energy of original Red Bull, but just eight calories.

shop talk
10 January, 2012

Happy New Year to you all! Let's hope it's a good one! I thought I'd look at trends to watch out for in 2012 and the big one that's continuing is 'saving money'.

Patrick Sewell likes to lead - from the shopfront
10 January, 2012

I'm not actually much of a creature of habit and therefore I rarely have two days the same! So that makes this article a little harder to compile.

Patron Capital confirms joint-venture acquisition of MFG
09 January, 2012

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, has confirmed its acquisition of Top 50 independent fuel retailer Motor Fuels Group Limited (MFG) in a joint venture with a new management team backed by oil industry veteran, Alasdair Locke.

Fears of record fuel prices following rapid Christmas and New Year increases
09 January, 2012

RMIP's fuel price monitoring system, Big Oil, has seen the steepest and fastest-ever rise in wholesale costs over the festive period. From Monday 19 December to Thursday 5 January the cost of diesel increased by nearly 4.50ppl and unleaded petrol by as much as 5.00ppl with 20% VAT to be added.

ACS seeks data for latest Retail Crime Survey
09 January, 2012

ACS is calling on retailers from across the convenience sector to complete the 2011 Crime Survey. The survey addresses a range of issues including burglary, crime reporting, robberies and physical violence, and verbal abuse.

Car catches fire at BP site
05 January, 2012

BP has praised staff at its petrol station in South Mimms for acting quickly and safely when a burning car entered the forecourt in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Drivers resolve to further cut back car use, claims AA report
03 January, 2012

Petrol sales, which were down 2.4 billion litres in the first nine months of 2011 compared to 2008, look set to collapse further in 2012, according to a new report by the AA.

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?