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James claims first indie Budgens

The first Budgens Corporate Store to operate independently has been bought by forecourt entrepreneur Jonathan James.

Budgens 'a hit' in Langford

A Somerset forecourt is expecting to reach £70,000 per week in shop sales following an extension to create a 3,000sq ft store.

BP denies Nectar slowdown

BP is downplaying rumours about a decline in the number of Nectar points being issued at its sites.

Masked hold up

A police helicopter and tracker dogs were used in a hunt for a masked raider who held up a petrol station at knifepoint.

Irish Shell sells out to Henderson Group

Irish Shell has sold its 12 company-owned service stations in Northern Ireland to the Henderson Group. Henderson’s will buy the sites as going concerns and Shell will continue to supply fuel and lubricants to the forecourts.

Total's rally promotion is tops

Response to Total’s World Rally Championship scratch card promotion has been impressive, according to the company’s retail marketing director Malcolm Jones.

Jet's £6m boost to re-image network

ConocoPhillips is making a £6m investment in the future of the Jet brand by bringing its UK forecourts into a standard European image.

Big break for Oxford store

Britain’s biggest forecourt shop has opened at Oxford Services, on junction eight of the M40.

Trial and tribulation

Following the trial between Esso and more than 100 licensees, earlier this year (see Forecourt Trader, August issue), many of those involved are finding it hard to come to terms with the lack of resolution in the judgement.

Protect yourselves

The Data Protection Act has been in force for a few years now – long enough for the crooks to get their brains around the various opportunities for scams.

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