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30 August, 2016

Top 50 Indie Platinum Retail adds to estate

Top 50 Indie Platinum Retail has added to its estate with the purchase of a high turnover site in South Yorkshire.

Kenworth Ltd, a family-run forecourt operation, has opened its fourth Nisa-branded site.

Phillips 66 has appointed Mark Todd to the role of national sales manager for its UK & Ireland marketing division. He takes over the role from Emma McKim, who is moving to an internal role in London.

Officers from Cheshire Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a petrol station in Warrington.



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Location: South Cave is a village, approximately 12 miles from Hull. This Sewell on the go site is just off the busy A63. Forecourt: It's a very impressive drive into the site with the pole sign featuring BP, Costa Express, Subway and Nectar points.

Total eclipse of The S*n: That's not my headline it belongs to Liverpool. There is currently one helluva campaign going in the Speke area in Liverpool to boycott The Sun newspaper. If you want to see some colourful comments have a look at the public Facebook group called Total eclipse of the S*n which has gained some 13,000 members in just a few weeks including 10 major petrol stations in the area.

It seems like a very long time since June 23. Yet as this is being written, the new Prime Minister is still making the last appointments of her new government team and everyone else is still grappling with the possible consequences of the referendum result. So it was quite interesting to have had a chance conversation with a petrol retailer client on the same subject just a few days ago.

Day in the Life: Ian Taylor

25 August, 2016

Just as no two Spar stores are the same, no two days in my job are the same, either! As head of retail at Spar, my role isn't office based. In any given week, I could have to travel from Manchester to Northern Ireland, to Scotland to Exeter, then a day in Harrow where Spar UK is based and then finally back home!

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