As Shell announces plans to sell off 250 sites to independent dealers, is this positive news for the independent forecourt sector?
Patrick Sewell, managing director of Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go, has been appointed deputy chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).
Motorists say they are being ‘held to ransom’ when filling up at motorway service stations and want prices to be capped, according to an opinion poll by the RAC.
The major multiples launched another round of price cuts at the beginning of this week taking the lowest prices for unleaded petrol close to 120ppl.
Sainsbury’s is claiming a UK supermarket first with the installation of a forecourt hydrogen dispenser, which will be installed on its Hendon store by the end of the year.
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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.