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February

Brighter future
08 February, 2013

Marlboro Bright Leaf is now named just Bright Leaf. According to brand owner Philip Morris, Bright Leaf was developed specifically with the British smoker in mind.

Easter nibbles
08 February, 2013

Premier Foods has two new Cadbury cakes for Easter: Caramel cakes and Lemon Creme cake bars. The company says chocolate and lemon are the biggest flavours at Easter.

Shell strengthens control of car wash sales with Codax technology
06 February, 2013

PSD Codax, specialist in the development of token-free control systems for car care equipment, is helping retail giant Shell strengthen control of car wash sales at its UK forecourts.

Call for rural duty discount to be increased
06 February, 2013

A discount in the price of petrol and diesel on the Scottish islands and the Isles of Scilly could and should be increased, an MP has suggested.

Fairbanks implements wet-stock solutions in 1,500 Shell sites
06 February, 2013

Fairbanks has completed the installation of a range of wet-stock solutions in more than 1,500 Shell forecourts across 14 countries in the past four months. Services include statistical inventory reconciliation, intelligent web reporting and real-time data collection and analysis using the Fairbanks ibank device.

PRA staging Forum in Blackburn
06 February, 2013

The PRA’s next Regional Forum is being held in Lancashire on February 13.

New car sales increase
06 February, 2013

The new car market continues to perform well despite wider economic uncertainty, according to the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK.

Robber jailed for four years
01 February, 2013

A robber who raided a petrol station and made off with takings from the till has been jailed for four years.

Forecourt raided at Tesco superstore
01 February, 2013

Officers from Thetford CID are appealing for witnesses to a burglary which took place at a Tesco superstore’s petrol station in Dereham, Norfolk, in the early hours of Friday February 1.

Merril Boulton: Disappointment - not surprisingly
08 February, 2013

Bitter disappointment was clearly the mood of the day last month when the Office of Fair Trading ruled that competition in the petrol retailing sector is working well and needs no further investigation.

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?