New online manual handling, first aid and GDPR courses for forecourts
Jul22

New online manual handling, first aid and GDPR courses for forecourts

Forecourt expert Suresite Group has launched three new online courses for filling station employees.  The trio of self-study modules cover the topics of manual handling, first aid and GDPR. They are suitable for all employees, from new recruits to experienced members of staff.  With study times of between 30 minutes (manual handling) and 2-3 hours (first aid), each interactive course offers the option to stop and start when required....

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Consumer spend via digital wallets will increase by 40% this year

Consumer spend via digital wallets across Europe and North America will increase by 40% this year to nearly $790 billion, according to a new study from Juniper Research. It argued that the largest growth in 2019 would come from instore payments, with mobile contactless payments more than doubling across these regions. The study, Digital Wallets: Service Provider Analysis, Market Opportunities & Forecasts 2019-2024, found that...

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COCA-COLA CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH MERLIN THEME PARKS TO ENCOURAGE ON-THE-GO RECYCLING
Jul11

COCA-COLA CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH MERLIN THEME PARKS TO ENCOURAGE ON-THE-GO RECYCLING

  As part of the business’ commitment to help drive a robust circular economy in Great Britain, Coca-Cola GB has announced that its recycling partnership with Merlin Entertainment will be continuing over the summer – following its initial launch in 2018.  The programme will see visitors rewarded for using specifically designed Coca-Cola reverse vending machines, offering 50% off entry at Merlin Entertainments in exchange for recycling...

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Pupils SPARkle in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals
Jul09

Pupils SPARkle in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals

  Thousands of school children have taken part in the county’s largest youth sporting event, the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals, held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park on Tuesday 2nd July.   Enjoying glorious sunny weather, over 2000 school children took part in 15 county finals, ranging from introductory sports such as Tri Golf, High 5 Netball and Quad Kids (athletics) to more traditional sports such as Rounders, Touch...

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Steve Fox Joins MFG as Managing Director, Retail
Jun28

Steve Fox Joins MFG as Managing Director, Retail

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Fox as its new managing director, retail. Steve has over 30 years’ experience in food and convenience retailing. Starting his career in operations with Safeway, he then moved to Booker where he managed a six-fold increase in their Premier symbol group members before becoming managing director, Booker Group – Retail...

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Celebrating SPARkling partnerships
Jun28

Celebrating SPARkling partnerships

The Chauhan family from SPAR Black Rod James Hall & Co., SPAR wholesaler for the North of England, have been celebrating another year of strong partnerships and continued success through the company’s annual SPAR Retailer Celebration Event.      Held at The Grand Hotel in Blackpool, James Hall & Co. hosted a weekend of family fun, designed to bring SPAR retailers together, strengthen friendships and introduce new...

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