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March

Pressure increasing for duty increase to be scrapped
07 March, 2013

With pump prices rising ever higher, pressure is building on the Chancellor to act on duty in the Budget on March 20.

Grangemouth tanker drivers call off strike
07 March, 2013

Tanker drivers at Scotland's only oil refinery in Grangemouth have called off industrial action after settling their dispute with BP.

Horsemeat in forecourts' supply chain
07 March, 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.

MRH extends its lead
07 March, 2013

Top 50 at a glance 2013MRH has not only retained the top spot in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indies, but also added more new sites than any of its competitors even after Euro Garages acquired 45 sites in January.

Blakemore Wholesale wins £60m deal from Roadchef
07 March, 2013

Roadchef has awarded a contract worth £60m over five year to Blakemore Wholesale.

Esso introduces Clubcard points at joint Tesco sites
07 March, 2013

Exxon Mobil has introduced Tesco Clubcard points on fuel at the Esso sites it runs jointly with the supermarket group, and is looking to roll out the loyalty scheme to its wider service station network, including dealer owned sites.

Results of this month's online poll:
07 March, 2013

If the OFT cannot find evidence of anti-competitive behaviour in the fuel market at a national level, is it fit for purpose?

Little Chefs will be converted to Starbucks
07 March, 2013

Euro Garages has taken on the leases of five former Little Chefs for conversion to coffee shops under a licensing arrangement with Starbucks.

George Hammond invests in own electricity
07 March, 2013

George Hammond is investing £1.5m in a full knock-down rebuild (KDRB) of its Thanet Way Services in Kent that is scheduled to open next month.

Oz supermarkets stop fuel offers
07 March, 2013

An initiative by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that will see supermarkets stick to helping shoppers with lower grocery pricing instead of subsidising fuel offers is music to the ears of all our small, petrol filling stations, according to Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association. "These retailers are facing extinction by the aggressive price discounting from the 'big four' UK supermarkets," he said.

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?