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December

MFG signs supply deal with Jet for 9 sites
04 December, 2013

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced the signing of a new multi-site fuel supply agreement with Jet.

Brian Madderson - Chairman PRA
04 December, 2013

We all remember the 'panic buying' in late March 2012 when there was the prospect of industrial action by Unite tanker drivers that could have interrupted fuel supplies to forecourts across the UK. This situation had been inflamed by ill-judged advice from a Cabinet Minister that encouraged motorists to stock up on road fuels at home.

Forecourt wins Bestway award
04 December, 2013

A Leicester forecourt shop has won a prize at the 12th annual Retail Development Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Piccolo drives increase in coffee sales
04 December, 2013

Labelling made easier
04 December, 2013

A Londis at Etwell in Derbyshire has become one of the first convenience stores in the country to install electronic shelf edge labels (ESELs).

Tokheim keeps its eye on HGV opportunities
04 December, 2013

Tokheim has developed an 'intelligent parking' module for its Tokheim Eye forecourt monitoring/control system to give forecourt operators a means of controlling, securing and raising revenue when HGVs and other commercial vehicles use their facilities for overnight and other long-term stops.

Recycling solves drainage problem for Northern car wash
04 December, 2013

Shell rolls out screens
04 December, 2013

Amscreen Digital Solutions is deploying a network of digital menu boards across 250 Shell forecourts throughout the UK. It says it is using its 40-inch digital screens to bring a new dimension to deli menus and product promotion.

Fairtrade drinks option
04 December, 2013

Aimia Foods has launched the Pour Moi Café Express vending concept which provides fresh bean-to-cup Fairtrade coffee, hot chocolate and tea in a contemporary station format, served in fluted 12oz cups with lids. The full suite of beverages on offer on the station's chalkboard drinks menu includes cappuccino, latte, mocha and americano. All drinks are made using Milfresh skimmed 'skinny' milk supplied by Aimia Foods.

David Charman - Chairman CWA
04 December, 2013

As we enter the money months of car washing, take time to reflect on what has happened within our industry over the past few 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?