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February

Valentine's shoppers target forecourts for last-minute gifts
13 February, 2013

Forecourts are an increasingly popular destination for Valentine’s Day gifts, according to new research released today by delivered wholesaler Palmer and Harvey.

Horsemeat products were available to forecourts
13 February, 2013

One of the products in the horsemeat scandal was widely available to retailers in the forecourt sector and they have been urged to be vigilant and to keep checking for any other recalls.

Petrol theft halved after police initiative
08 February, 2013

Petrol theft from forecourts across Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, has halved in the past year after a crime prevention drive by the local police force.

Diesel stolen from Cambridgeshire site
08 February, 2013

Cambridgeshire police have released CCTV images of a lorry they want to trace in connection with the theft of thousands of pounds worth of diesel.

Meat cleaver raid trial moved
08 February, 2013

The trial of a man accused of holding up a North Devon garage with a meat cleaver has been moved from Barnstaple to Exeter.

New retail boss at Esso as Karen Dickens focuses on fuel
08 February, 2013

Simon Herbert has been appointed to lead Esso’s Retail business in the UK and Ireland, replacing Dr. Karen Dickens, who has moved into a new role as Global Fuels Programme executive, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Marketing Company.

Fair Price award goes to Isle of Wight Fuels
08 February, 2013

Isle of Wight Fuels Ltd has been named as the Winner of the 'Fair Price Award' in the 2012 Community Oil Buying Awards.

250,000 drivers don't know the motorway speed limit
08 February, 2013

One in ten older drivers think the speed limit for cars on UK motorways is 80mph, according to research from the AA Charitable Trust.

Topaz launches interactive loyalty promotion
08 February, 2013

Topaz, Ireland's largest fuels and convenience retailer, is to invest €3 million in a new interactive loyalty game for customers called PLAY or PARK.

Government report estimates 1.5m hydrogen vehicles on UK roads by 2030
08 February, 2013

Over one and a half million hydrogen powered vehicles could be on UK roads by 2030 according to a joint Government-industry study published this week.

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?