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PRA launches fund to fight stock loss

A fighting fund to tackle the industry-wide problem of wetstock losses is being launched by the Petrol Retailers’ Association.

Oil for the next 50 years, says UKPIA

Oil is not running out and – driven by the growth in demand for transportation fuels – will remain the major component of the world energy mix for the next 50 years, according to a new report by the UK Petroleum Industry Association, entitled ‘Future Road Fuels’.

Relationships with police a top priority

Total’s manager of retail direct operations Simon Palmer has become new chairman of the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) and revealed plans to make close partnerships with police forces the cornerstone of his campaign to boost forecourt security.

Chip and pin warning

Small independent retailers risk slipping into the abyss as the chip and pin boom takes shape, warns retail technology expert Vista Retail Support.

UKPIA issues guide to disability rules

A new guide for petrol retailers has been launched to help service station operators understand the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Forecourt drinks scam conviction

A 22-year-old employee at a BP service station in Cambridgeshire pleaded guilty to three charges of theft after a shift manager noticed irregularities involving refunds made on cut-price alcohol.

Londis retailers say 'yes' to Musgrave

Londis retailers have voted overwhelmingly in support of a buyout from Budgens owner Musgrave UK

Costcutter renews Nisa deal

Costcutter has signed up to use Nisa-Today’s Central Distribution Service for another 10 years, taking the relationship between the organisations to 27 years.

Potential for continued fuel price volatility, says Briggs

There has been remarkable movement in the crude oil and refined petroleum products market in the past month, according to Darren Briggs, managing director of

News in brief

BOUYANT TRADING IN PETROL has been cited as a key driver of sales growth for Sainsbury’s, according to the supermarket’s trading update for the first quarter of 2004/5.

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