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April

OFT seeks comment on Costcutter's Mace acquisition
23 April, 2013

The Office of Fair Trading has today issued an invitation to comment on the completed acquisition by Costcutter Supermarkets Group Limited of the symbol group business of Palmer & Harvey McLane Limited operating 'Mace', 'Your Store' and 'Supershop' brands and associated assets.

Slow outlook for electric vehicle sales
22 April, 2013

Petrol and diesel vehicles are predicted to be with us for a long time yet as electric vehicles remain a controversial subject with sales set to fall far short of official expectations.

PRA presents evidence on market to MPs
19 April, 2013

The PRA has submitted evidence on the pressures facing independent petrol stations to a cross party group of MPs investigating the state of the UK retail sector.

Robber armed with knives jailed for four years
19 April, 2013

A man who robbed a Snax 24 petrol station at knifepoint, kicked a man unconscious just hours later.

Police appeal after burglary
19 April, 2013

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at the BP petrol station on The Parade in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

European Commission inquiry into card charges
19 April, 2013

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to hold an inquiry into the costs incurred by retailers in accepting payments by cards and cash.

Shell launches enhanced V-Power fuels developed with Ferrari
18 April, 2013

Shell has teamed up with former Formula 1 TV presenter Jake Humphrey to launch Shell V-Power Nitro+ unleaded and diesel - two new fuels designed to reduce engine deposits that can impair vehicle performance

BigOil enhanced with wet-stock analysis and margin management tools
18 April, 2013

The PRA's fuel price intelligence product BigOil has been enhanced with the option of Vianet Fuel Solution’s suite of wet-stock analysis tools, and the creation of a margin management toolbox linking daily Platts prices to the real-time recording of sales, inventory levels and deliveries. The improvements are designed to create a suite of web-based tools that provide fuel retailers with real-time profit reporting.

Free use of M6 toll road for RHA members in July
18 April, 2013

Truck drivers will be able to used the M6 toll road for free during July following the outcome of negotiations between the Road Haulage Association and the M6 Toll road operator Midland Expressway.

New round of supermarket prices cuts
17 April, 2013

The four major UK supermarkets announced a new round of petrol price cuts on Monday, reflecting falls in wholesale prices and more favourable exchange rates.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?