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Co-op signs supply deal with Valero Energy for 115 sites

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Valero Energy has won a long-term agreement to supply fuel to 115 Co-op petrol filling stations.

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Mike Boardman, managing director of Appleby Westwarr
Mike Boardman, managing director of Appleby Westwarr
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Appleby Westward adds two forecourts as part of acquisition

John Wood ·

Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company servicing Spar convenience stores in the South West, has bought the forecourt and c-store group Denovo Retail for an undisclosed sum.

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Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling model last month
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Diesel decline continues to depress new car sales

John Wood ·

The UK new car market fell 1.3% in November, with 156,621 models registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS reports fall in investment by convenience store owners

John Wood ·

Convenience retailers have been delaying and scaling back on investments in their stores over the last year.

Crackdown on criminality at hand car washes in Northern Ireland

John Wood ·

A crackdown on slavery and other criminal activity harboured by hand car washes in Northern Ireland is being led by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), and has resulted in some sites being closed down.

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Phillips 66 pledges to continue investing in its Humber refinery

John Wood ·

The UK head of Phillips 66 has pledged to continue investing in the business to equip it for the future as its Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire reached it half century.

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Petrol price down for the fourth month in succession

John Wood ·

The price of petrol in the UK has fallen for the fourth successive month, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

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EV owners could get 1,000 free miles a year from supermarkets

John Wood ·

The average supermarket shopper could get enough free charging to power an electric vehicle for more than 1,000 miles a year, according to research by Volkswagen.

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Big fall in battery prices bringing cost of EVs lower

John Wood ·

Battery prices have fallen dramatically, but it will still be 2024 before electric vehicles (EVs) reach price parity with internal combustion engine vehicles, according to a report by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Olly Andrews (second right) with his team from Maiden Newton, receiving the award from Appleby Westward managing director Mike Boardman (left) and the evening's compere Chris 'Doc' Strange

Forecourts among the winners at Appleby Westward annual awards

John Wood ·

Forecourt stores were among the winners at the annual Retail Awards staged by Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south west.

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Freight organisation calls for 3ppl reduction in fuel duty

Merril Boulton ·

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to the Freight Transport Association, which is calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 9 December 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.4761.40138.28126.22
East Midlands130.01140.66126.05
London130.41139.39126.85
North East128.45138.66124.29
North West129.1663.90138.34125.49
Northern Ireland127.22130.90123.29
Scotland129.84136.07125.15
South East131.04138.34126.93
South West129.9167.57137.18125.74
Wales129.00135.78124.71
West Midlands129.94138.53126.11
Yorkshire & Humber129.21138.68125.42

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