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£1-a-litre call misunderstands Brent to pump relationship

The group representing UK petrol retailers has dismissed calls from motoring groups for yet lower diesel prices. Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, Brian Madderson, said calls by the RAC for prices to come down to £1-per-litre misunderstood the relationship between prices at the pump at the cost of Brent crude oil. Spokesman for RAC Fuel Watch Simon Williams said ...

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Minimum alcohol pricing to hand more off-trade to multiples

The organisation representing independent retail in Ireland has warned a minimum pricing structure for alcohol will strengthen the dominance of larger stores. The plans could see the price of a bottle of vodka or can of beer rising by over 50 per cent depending on alcohol content. Health minister Leo Varadkar said the minimum pricing structure would save lives, reduce ...

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Today’s scoop sought-after awards

The Today’s Group are celebrating a string of wins at the FWD Gold Medal Awards this week, with wholesale member Savage & Whitten scooping one of the sought-after accolades. The annual event, held at the HAC’s Royal Artillery Gardens, celebrates achievement in the wholesale industry, recognising top-performing individuals, teams and brands. Today’s wholesale member Savage & Whitten was among the ...

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Vivid invests in major Christmas campaign – watch new ad here

Electronic cigarette specialist Vivid Vapours has announced a £4m TV, outdoor, and digital, advertising campaign to drive the brand’s new vaping technology. The multi-media advertising initiative will run throughout December, with the aim of reaching a target audience of 38,000,000 UK consumers. The advertising shows how technology has improved people’s lives, and promotes the hashtag, #NEVERLOOKBACK. The move follows the ...

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The place to buy fuel? Try Venezuela

New statistics have revealed the huge disparity in petrol and diesel prices around the world. The 2015 figures from www.trackcompare.co.uk show huge variance even within Europe, while, world-wide, the contrast is astounding. The globe’s most expensive fuel is found in Norway, where drivers are currently being asked to shell out €1.85 per litre – some 45 cent more than the ...

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Deal could see Topaz rebranded to Circle K

Ireland’s Topaz sites could be rebranded under the Circle K fascia after being bought over by Canadian retail empire Alimentation Couche-Tard on Wednesday. Reports suggest local management will be left in place, although it has emerged Topaz’s recently appointed entrepreneurial chief executive Emmet O’Brien will step down after the deal’s scheduled conclusion in March. Couche-Tard has some 14,900 sites in ...

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