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August

Apple of his eye
17 August, 2005

Such is the intensely competitive nature of today’s fuel retailing market, that you’re more likely to be saying goodbye to fellow retailers than welcoming new ones into the fold.

No more false alarms
17 August, 2005

False fire alarms cost the retail industry tens of thousands of pounds every year, which is why Call-Systems Technology (CST) has developed AlarmAlert, a system that, in trials, reduced false alarms by 90%.

Zoom, zoom, zoom
17 August, 2005

Bosch has improved its AutoDome camera systems with enhanced optical zoom range up to 26 times without loss of sensitivity and picture quality. In addition, the AutoDomes have an extra x12 digital zoom boost, to give a total zoom range of over 310x. The improved cameras are said to offer an ideal surveillance solution for retailers including forecourts.

Midsummer madness at Car Wash UK
17 August, 2005

Car Wash UK is running a ‘midsummer madness’ promotion on Ceccato Advant Plus rollover systems. Managing director Mike Ambrose has announced that the company is offering a new, ex-stock Advant Plus rollover car wash to the first five buyers to come forward with £21,999 – £5,500 below the normal selling price.

Count on it
17 August, 2005

Volumatic’s new Omal 309S coin sorter has been designed to sort and count large volumes of mixed coin denominations at high speed.

Rocket to take off
17 August, 2005

Rocket Fuel, the energy coffee brand, has unveiled a nationwide campaign to support the Department for Transport’s Think! driver tiredness initiative.

Pringles in singles
17 August, 2005

Pringles is launching a mini variety on September 12. The new variant is not just a small pack, it’s a mini version of the snack in a mini pack. Original, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar varieties are available in single packs which retail at 29p; five-packs at £1.18; and 10-packs at £2.09.

iPod’s mini adventure
17 August, 2005

Walkers is giving away an iPod mini every five minutes of every day, throughout September.

Join Heinz for cricket
17 August, 2005

Heinz is launching a cricket promotion for independent retailers. Running across three key categories – sauces, beans/pasta meals and soup – from now to October, the promotion invites retailers to join The Heinz Cricket Club. Membership gives them the chance to win cricketing memorabilia. One lucky retailer will win the top prize – an opportunity to meet the international cricketer of their choice.

Minute Maid gets fresh
17 August, 2005

Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched Minute Maid Froot Refresh. The new juice drinks come in 330ml PET bottles with a rrp of 89p. They are made from a blend of 50% juice and water and no added sugar.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?