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July

Shell seeks buyers for Irish business
01 July, 2005

Shell is planning to pull out of Ireland, lock, stock and barrel. The news follows Esso’s announcement last month that it is withdrawing from Northern Ireland.

Fuelforce 2 would see Kestrel take off
01 July, 2005

Investment in new shop formats and branding will be the first priority if Rikki Hunt goes ahead with his plans for Fuelforce 2.

Last orders for alcohol licences
01 July, 2005

Retailers are being urged to get their new licensing applications “filled in and sent off immediately”.

Uncork the potential
01 July, 2005

Three out of 10 shoppers in licensed forecourts are unaware that they can buy alcohol in the store, says a new report by Interbrew.

Half-litre prices will “floor” drivers
01 July, 2005

Retailers would be “incredibly stupid” to display prices for half a litre if diesel reaches £1 a litre, says the AA Motoring Trust.

ACS fuels review
01 July, 2005

The Association of Convenience Stores is using hypermarket fuel pricing as evidence of below cost selling as part of its wider evidence to the Office of Fair Trading calling for a review of the grocery market.

New boss for BOSS
01 July, 2005

BOSS has appointed Peter Mellins, security manager for Total since 1997, as its new chairman.

Mike vows to buck the small site trend
01 July, 2005

Independent dealer Mike Dransfield of Nesscliffe Services is to invest £1.6m building a new state-of-the art service station on the very bypass that looked set to blight his business when it was built more than two years ago.

Somerfield works on helping the disabled
01 July, 2005

Somerfield is looking to make its forecourt stores more accessible for disabled people by trialling ServiceCall, a system that enables disabled customers to request service from within their vehicle.

Breaking the chain
01 July, 2005

Independent retailers could be discriminated against by newspaper and magazine wholesalers if the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) proposals for magazine distribution become law, according to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN).

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?