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September

James claims first indie Budgens
01 September, 2003

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

Budgens 'a hit' in Langford
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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

Masked hold up
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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

Trial and tribulation
01 September, 2003

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
01 September, 2003

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 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?