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31 October, 2014

Sewell appointed deputy chairman of ACS

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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