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October

Xmo Strata warns against cost cutting
07 October, 2013

Financial pressures mean safety procedures are being neglected in some areas of the forecourt sector, according to new research by Kent-based sign installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata.

Drinks system tested
07 October, 2013

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is investing in a national trial of BevTrac a spring-loaded shelf management system designed to drive on-the-go soft drinks sales as part of a programme that will target 3,000 convenience retailers.

Istobal wins contract
07 October, 2013

Car wash equipment manufacturer Istobal has announced that it has been awarded a three-year extension to its supply contract with Morrisons.

Caps keep water out
07 October, 2013

Petroman Environmental Services is launching a simple-to-fit new device that prevents atmospheric water getting into fuel storage tanks and aggravating biofuel problems.

Nestlé Professional launches new generation coffee maker
07 October, 2013

Nestlé Professional has launched Nescafé Milano Lounge, a new touchscreen self-serve coffee machine that can deliver up to 400 drink varieties for the on-the-go coffee market.

Tokheim eyes award
07 October, 2013

Tokheim Eye, the forecourt monitoring/control system, has been named a finalist in the Innovation category, in business awards organised by the London borough of Havering.

Codax exhibits wares
07 October, 2013

PSD Codax, the developer of token-free control systems for car care equipment, will be demonstrating its new generation of payment solutions at the Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) annual exhibition in Coventry on November 7.

Kevin Eastwood - BOSS executive director
07 October, 2013

Criminals who operate on UK forecourts come in all shapes and sizes, from individual drive-off offenders to organised gangs who steal fuel in bulk. At BOSS we recognise the need to match these shapes and sizes to have a strong deterrent effect or, failing that, to identify, apprehend and bring offenders to justice. That's why we've developed strong partnerships, not only within the industry but across government, law enforcement and with specialist agencies whose expertise supports our drive to tackle forecourt crime.

Right on track
07 October, 2013

Manchester's EventCity was buzzing last month as hundreds of retailers attending the Costcutter Expo were given an update on the retailer's transition from Nisa to Palmer and Harvey as its major supplier, and The Buyco, the joint venture buying group announced last March.

Beware: Halloween is creeping up on us all
07 October, 2013

If you haven't yet embraced Halloween in your store, this year is the time to do it. That's because it is now the third biggest seasonal event behind Christmas and Easter and, according to Planet Retail, has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past three years.

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?