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March

P&H and Costcutter confirm partnership
15 March, 2013

Palmer and Harvey has announced it will be moving away from direct management of symbol group convenience retailing with the 800 Mace, Your Store and Supershop stores joining the 1,600 Costcutter and Kwiksave stores in the Costcutter Supermarket Group on 7th April.

PRA calls for duty cut in Budget
15 March, 2013

The PRA is calling on Government to not only cancel the planned duty rise for fuel on 1 September, but to announce a 2 pence per litre duty cut in next week’s Budget.

Shell challenges forecourt food preconceptions
15 March, 2013

Shell has acknowledged the preconception that garage food is below expected standards in a new campaign to promote their forecourt food brand Deli2Go.

ACS welcomes inquiry into retail sector
15 March, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed news that MPs are launching an inquiry into the UK retail sector.

AA reports 'pothole plague'
15 March, 2013

AA members have reported a plague of potholes with road conditions worse than at the start of 2012, and one third suffering pothole damage to their vehicles in the past two years.

Small firms sceptical over rates benefits
15 March, 2013

Small firms have little enthusiasm for the Local Government Finance Act, with many doubtful the redistribution of money from supplementary business rates will benefit them.

Two men arrested over armed robbery
15 March, 2013

Police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery at a filling station near Cambridge.

Diesel stolen from Asda distribution site
15 March, 2013

Police are investigating after a large quantity of diesel was stolen from a container at an Asda regional distribution centre.

Sainsbury's sparks petrol price war
13 March, 2013

Sainsbury’s has sparked a supermarket price war on fuel after an announcement it was cutting its prices was rapidly followed by Asda and Tesco also announcing cuts.

P&H and Costcutter announcement expected
13 March, 2013

A partnership deal between Costcutter and Palmer and Harvey, which was first reported last week, is expected to be confirmed later today.

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?