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28 July, 2016

Jet unveils coffee and food-to-go concept

Jet and eXpresso Plus have teamed up to launch ‘Snack on the Go’, an exclusive coffee and food-to-go concept to drive forecourt footfall across Jet’s network.

Euro Garages has made a key appointment to its management team to further its ambitions of growth in Europe.

A filling station has become the 85th branch of Central Convenience Stores after it was acquired by the southern c-store chain.

A service station attendant was among seven tobacco fraudsters who have been jailed for evading almost Ł760,000 in tax.



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LOCATION: Northbound on the M5 and wanting refreshment and to refuel, I just had to head for Gloucester Services (located between junctions 12 and 11a), the 2015 Forecourt Trader of the Year winner. I had heard so many good things about it I was determined to see it for myself.

Hundreds of forecourts have the same problem: a large and heavy piece of equipment taking up quite a lot of space in its own dedicated area which, although costly to install and maintain, has produced very decent profits for many years. But that was before a no-tech alternative sprang up causing the market for their particular service offering to collapse almost overnight. Today that once-expensive piece of equipment sits under-used (if used at all) and physically decaying.

A fter 35 years in business, the one thing I can say with some certainty is that although no two days are the same, they are always interesting. I'll wake at 6am and spend 20 minutes doing some yoga, to set me up for the challenges ahead, before reviewing my emails and leaving home.

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