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January

Jet adds five in Scotland
13 January, 2014

Phillips 66 fuel brand Jet has announced that five new Scottish sites have joined its network of independents, taking its total number of sites throughout Scotland to 51. With these sites on board, Jet says it holds a 22% market share of the Scottish fuel market and has more branded dealer sites across Scotland than Shell, Harvest Energy, and Murco combined.

News in brief
13 January, 2014

Certas chooses Londis

Certas Energy has announced a preferred supplier arrangement with Londis that will provide Certas-supplied filling stations with a fast track to Londis for expert business advice and consultancy as they look to grow revenues. "We see this as a very positive addition to the range of benefits already available to our dealers," said Ramsay MacDonald, retail director, Certas Energy.

Euro Garages confirms 38% boost in profits
13 January, 2014

A boost in profits of nearly 40% has been confirmed by Forecourt Trader of the Year winner Euro Garages, which attributes its success to a combination of strategic site acquisitions and the ongoing success of brand partnerships with Starbucks, Subway and Greggs. Reporting results for the year to July 31, 2013, the Blackburn-based company also revealed a similar increase in turnover of 40% to £439m (2012: £314m).

Second Regus Express opens on M25
13 January, 2014

One year on from the launch of its workspaces at UK motorway service stations, Regus has announced the opening of a second 'Regus Express' on the M25. The business centre has opened at Roadchef's Clacket Lane motorway services in Kent, offering co-working space, ThinkPods (private workstations), meeting rooms and business support such as cloud-based printing.

Turnover increase for Symonds
13 January, 2014

Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts Group has announced an increase in turnover in its annual results.

Fuel thieves caught in act
13 January, 2014

Thieves attempting to steal diesel from a filling station in Carlisle were foiled after an alarm was tripped and police raced to the scene and caught them in the act. The incident occurred at Carleton Filling Station, which is owned by Top 50 Indie Hills of Corby, on the night of December 28-29.

Certas chooses HTEC
13 January, 2014

Certas Energy (formerly GB Oils) is rolling out new card payment terminals to its network of dealers.

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?