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September

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Asda takes on Sainsbury with new price cuts

Asda has cut its fuel prices for the second times in five days, after a substantial reduction by Sainsbury threatened to undercut it.

Costco wins consent for petrol station

Costco has won planning permission for its first UK petrol station.

MRH Hursts brand rolled out to 35 stores

MRH Retail’s new store brand Hursts has been rolled out to 35 stores since three pilot stores were successfully launched in March, managing director John Lynn has told Forecourt Trader, with 100 sites expected by Spring 2014.

Suresite tops five million transactions a month

Suresite Card Services, which provides services to many forecourts, has exceeded five million transactions a month for the first time.

Call for lower drink-drive limit

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling for urgent government action to tackle drink drive casualties, after new government statistics revealed a 17% increase in drink drive deaths in Britain.

Forecourt pick-up points for online John Lewis shoppers

Petrol stations will be acting as collection points for online customers of John Lewis as part of a trial it is running.

Forecourt explosion criminal jailed

A thief who took part in a raid where a petrol station was blown up causing £165,000 of damage has been jailed for three and a half years.

Sainsbury's cuts up to 6ppl off fuel

Sainsbury’s is the third of the big four supermarkets this week to announce it is cutting its fuel prices, and it will be introducing the deepest cuts.

HMRC crackdown on illegal alcohol sales in Scotland

An HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) taskforce is cracking down on sales of illegal alcohol in Scotland.

PRA organises regeneration forum

The energy & business minister Michael Fallon will be the keynote speaker at a major forum organised by the PRA to find ways to halt the decline of the independent forecourt sector and stimulate growth.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?