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6 July, 2015

Tesco calls time on Clubcard Fuel Save scheme

Tesco has confirmed its Clubcard Fuel Save scheme, launched amid great fanfare in March 2014, is coming to an end.

The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to pass on savings on diesel after the wholesale price of diesel remained cheaper than petrol for all of June.

Ramsay MacDonald, retail director, Certas Energy, has urged the Government to maintain its freeze on fuel duty at 57.95ppl in the forthcoming Summer Budget.

In the run-up to the Rumble on the Humber boxing match, which is the eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title, local retailer Sewell on the go is asking customers to show support for local boxer Tommy Coyle with a coffee ‘selfie’ campaign.



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High Noon Northbound Services is on the busy A40 between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye at Symonds Yat. High Noon Stores won The Grocer Gold Award in 2014 as the Independent Retail Chain of the Year, so I was keen to visit this site in such a popular tourist destination.

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If you give everything away you'll get plenty of footfall... but no profit, says Paul Ghuman who runs Pentagon Service Station in Derby.

The latest round of property valuations for business rates purposes is now in full swing. Since early February, the Valuations Office Agency (VOA) has been issuing questionnaires to thousands of businesses across England and Wales, and a similar exercise is happening in Scotland. The information will be used to update the rateable values of business premises as at a nominal date of April 1, 2015, with this forming the basis of the business rates to be charged from April 2017.

My working day normally starts at the crack of dawn as my wife is an early riser and kicks me out of bed. If I have time it gives me an opportunity to get to the gym. With all the things we have to do during the working day, especially sitting down a lot, I think it's important to get exercise and it helps to clear my thoughts. I like to think I'm reasonably fit but my wife thinks I have too good a social life. My role as commercial manager for the Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) probably has something to do with this.

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