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Man threatens customer with pool cue
09 August, 2013

A man has been given a suspended prison sentence after threatening a customer on a forecourt with a pool cue and demanding he hand over the keys to his vehicle.

Spar to advertise on TV
09 August, 2013

Spar UK will be back on shoppers’ TV screens for the first time in four years, as part of a £5m national multi-media campaign, kicking off in early October.

Light commercial vehicle sales slip
09 August, 2013

The latest light commercial vehicle sales figures were down 0.6% in July but are still up 6.5% for the year-to-date. Van sales dipped 2.6% last month but remained 9.3% ahead year-to-date.

Warning over new EU tobacco plans
09 August, 2013

Retailers have been urged to take action over proposed new restrictions on the sales of tobacco.

Car auction value and volume up
09 August, 2013

The average value of used cars sold at auction increased from £4,828 to £4,862 in July and the total volume of sales rose 6% from 83,637 units to 88,697 units, according to the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA).

Subway opens 4,000th European store
09 August, 2013

The Subway brand has reached the milestone of 4,000 stores operating in Europe with the opening of the latest outlet in the Gara de Nord railway station in Bucharest, Romania.

Autogas opens new facility in Grimsby
09 August, 2013

LPG supplier Autogas has opened its first refuelling facility in Grimsby at the newly rebuilt Shell petrol station on Moody Lane.

Shock new figures undermine OFT findings
07 August, 2013

January’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) report on the road fuel market has been seriously undermined by new market share figures for supermarkets released by the Government.

Police helicopter tracks drive-off car
07 August, 2013

A helicopter was involved in a police chase in Telford, Shropshire, linked to a crackdown on petrol thefts in the town.

GB Oils rolls out new card payment terminals
07 August, 2013

GB Oils is aiming to strengthen its dealer support package with the roll-out of the HTEC GemPAY card payment terminal.

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?