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August

Global ATM provider buys Cardpoint
07 August, 2013

Global ATM company Cardtronics has acquired Cardpoint, which trades as ATM services provider Cashzone in the UK.

New car sales growing strongly
07 August, 2013

New car sales figures have shown strong growth with month-on-month sales up 12.7% compared with July last year. Private registrations increased by 11.9%.

FPB welcomes Bank of England guidance
07 August, 2013

The Forum of Private Business has welcomed Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s comments on the merits of forward guidance alongside the bank's quarterly economic forecasts today.

PRA welcomes plan to extend rural fuel rebate
02 August, 2013

The PRA has welcomed moves by the Treasury to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme.

Manager critically injured in drive-off attack
02 August, 2013

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a forecourt manager was critically injured during a drive-off. A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were arrested in Chatham in the early hours of this morning.

Costcutter signs £35m refinancing deal
02 August, 2013

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has signed a £35m refinancing deal with Barclays.

First new generation Spar branded forecourt opens
02 August, 2013

The first of a new generation of Spar-branded forecourts in the UK has opened following the development of the concept by Spar and Harvest Energy.

Fuel thief sent to prison
02 August, 2013

A man has been sent to prison for 12 weeks following a drive-off in Northamptonshire last month.

Water contamination strands Morrisons customers
02 August, 2013

A Morrisons supermarket in North Wales was forced to shut down one of its unleaded petrol pumps after fuel became contaminated with water and cars which had just been refuelled broke down on the forecourt.

Supermarket sales surge in heatwave
02 August, 2013

The July heatwave contributed to sales growth rates almost twice that achieved by the UK’s leading supermarkets during the London 2012 Games – one of last year’s peak sales periods – according to the latest retailer performance figures released by Nielsen.

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?