As Shell announces plans to sell off 250 sites to independent dealers, is this positive news for the independent forecourt sector?
PRA chairman Brian Madderson has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, asking him to reaffirm his promise to freeze fuel duty until May 2015.
Today’s convenience stores face growing pressure to evolve amid the ramped-up expectations of global consumers, and c-stores that fail to innovate are at risk of falling behind, delegates were told at this year's annual convention of the National Association of Convenience Stores in Las Vegas.
Supermarkets are fighting like dinosaurs for shoppers to visit their massive out-of-town stores, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He was commenting on the last round of fuel price cuts announced this week, which have led to fuel prices reaching their lowest level for four years.
Jet has this week launched its upgraded extranet portal - ‘My Phillips 66’. The company says the upgrade is the result of considerable research and investment to develop an industry-leading data delivery mechanism for customers across its entire retail, wholesale, aviation, LPG and marine network.
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LOCATION: Very close to the busy centre of the small market town of Romsey is a BP Park & Shop service station. In such a central position it is very accessible and visible thanks to its large branded canopy and pole with prices.
There's no help in the pipeline
The devil, as always, is in the detail. Or, in the case of contracts, in the fine print.
There's a scenario which crops up quite often when we're talking with people new to running their own business. We'll be trying to explain something quite well established say, for example, the basic rules covering the treatment of travel expenses in their personal tax returns.
My alarm goes off at 4.28am and somehow myself and our two-year old whippet get up and into the lounge without waking my wife! Banana on toast, black coffee and a catch up with the news and social media follows.