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BYTON to give sneak peek of its production model at 2019 CES

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[December 27, 2018, Nanjing] Premium smart EV brand BYTON will showcase the latest progress made on its first production car, including a new front-row design and new intelligent human machine interface (HMI) technologies, at the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, one year after its world premiere at the event.(New cockpit design of BYTON’s first production car to be unveiled at CES)For its production models, BYTON will retain the most compelling inn... Read the full story

Christmas driving ban Madrid

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Attention! Due to heavy air pollution in Madrid, tomorrow 28.12.2018 only vehicles with a Spanish environmental badge will be allowed to drive. Initially, this only affects the zone located within the M-30 ring road. If the air still deteriorates, however, driving without a badge will be banned from other areas. Tourists and truck drivers travelling to Madrid between Christmas and New Year have to observe the traffic situation closely, as the air quality in the Spanish capital is poor. For th... Read the full story

Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

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Trade disputes, a weak ruble and low crude oil prices have slowed down the German oil and additive specialistDecember 2018 – During its first year as part of the Würth Group LIQUI MOLY has chalked up a new record turnover. But the growth has been more subdued than previously. The German oil and additive specialist recorded a turnover of € 544 million, just two percent more than the previous year. "International trade disputes, the hot summer and increasing costs, especially the dramatica... Read the full story

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands on the use of commercial vehicles in Vietnam

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Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will be returning for its third consecutive year from 28 February – 2 March. As the fair’s popularity continues to grow for the region, it expects to host 380 international exhibitors across the automotive service industry, in the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre. The fair will stretch over 10,200 sqm of exhibiting space, where attendees will explore an array of the latest products and services that the industry has to offer.Vietnam is one of the... Read the full story

The LIQUI MOLY sponsorship spectacle is hotting up

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The oil manufacturer is involved with the Four Hills Tournament and the World Handball ChampionshipDecember 2018 - LIQUI MOLY is not only a well-known sponsor in the world of motor sports. When the engines fall silent for a time, the German oil and additive specialist gets involved in other sports. The Four Hills Tournament is on the cards at the turn of the year. "An absolutely top-notch event that will bring our brand closer to millions of spectators," says Ernst Prost, CEO of LIQUI MOLY.Af... Read the full story

E.ON makes a strategic investment to a Finnish e-mobility software company Virta

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E-mobility software company Virta together with its lead investor Helen Ltd. finalised a funding round with Europe’s leading energy company E.ON. The capital injection is accelerating Virta’s international growth and strengthens its position in the European market. Earlier this year Virta and E.ON signed a global operational agreement to make thousands of intelligent E.ON charging stations available to electric vehicle users across Europe in ten countries. The cooperation creates one of... Read the full story

Exol Lubricants opens its doors to the future

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Commercial vehicle apprentices enjoy one day visit to lubricants manufacturerExol, the UK’s leading independent lubricants company, has welcomed students to its headquarters in the Midlands to offer them insight into the lubricants market, as part of a new training initiative from Reaseheath College for people interested in entering the commercial vehicle and agricultural service and repair sector.Students attended Exol’s production facility in Wednesbury on 4 December, which highlighted... Read the full story

All I want for Christmas is a BMW M3 and a Kawasaki Ninja H2R

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Mycarcheck.com market guide: December 2018All I want for Christmas is a BMW M3 and a Kawasaki Ninja H2R Used car of the month: BMW M3 (E92)Used bike of the month: Kawasaki Ninja H2R (2015-) Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month. Valuation services team manager at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, said: “Launched in 2007, the E92 coupe M3 is another masterpiece of engineering from BMW’s motorsport d... Read the full story

UK businesses and their employees spend billions of pounds annually on foreign business trips

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Centtrip’s study found that nearly half (47%) of the UK’s medium-sized and large businesses ask employees to cover international expenses and claim the money later On average firms spend £106,000 on overseas expenses each year, potentially leaving employees out of pocket by as much as £1.7 billion until money is paid back Employees often do not claim back currency conversion costs, which at times are as high as 3%, and lose out on millions each year 18th December 2018 – UK businesse... Read the full story

MORE AIRPORTS CAN STAY OPEN THANKS TO NEW AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS

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Semcon will be developing new autonomous solutions to help airports reduce their costs and make them safer. This time, the company will be devising smart ways to clear snow from landing lights using autonomous vehicles. This is a time-consuming job at present that has to be carried out manually. The aim is to allow more airports to stay open.“It may seem like a little thing, but runways are shut down if 15 per cent of their lights are disabled – and that results in significant delays and... Read the full story

Brits 5.9 billion mile drive home for Christmas - and yes Chris Rea will be on the radio

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STARTING TO THINK ABOUT HEADING OFF FOR CHRISTMAS? ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH, THE JOURNEY THERE AND BACK WILL TAKE 11 HOURS, TRAVELLING OVER 300 MILES TO THREE SEPARATE FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS AND WILL INCLUDE TWO FAMILY ARGUMENTS, THE FEAR OF ICY ROADS AND CHRIS REA PLAYING AT LEAST ONCE ON THE RADIO   According to new research from webuyanycar.com, over the coming festive week, the majority (70 percent) of Britons are expecting to spend 11 hours - one and a half working... Read the full story

Michelin Become Title Sponsor For Ginetta Junior Championship

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Ginetta are delighted to announce leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin will become the title sponsor for the 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship as part of a new five-year extension to their long-standing partnership.Renewing a successful association that has lasted over a decade already and will continue through to 2023, Michelin will remain the sole tyre supplier for all five of Ginetta’s domestic single marque championships.After being the title sponsor for the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup sin... Read the full story

Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur delve into commercial and passenger vehicle trends

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Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will feature multiple fringe events highlighting the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to reduce maintenance costs and improve road safety, show organisers have announced. The trade fair, which is the leading event of its kind for the automotive industry in the ASEAN region, attracted 246 exhibitors and more than 5,600 visitors to the previous edition. Continuing its success, 2019 will see an estimated 300 exhibitors to the Kuala Lumpur Convention C... Read the full story

Westover Jaguar Land Rover celebrating significant growth

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Westover Group, one of the south’s largest privately-owned motoring groups is celebrating significant growth for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at its Christchurch and Salisbury (Land Rover) dealerships.This year the motoring group has seen year on year growth at its Salisbury Land Rover facility and has also invested £15 million in building the UK’s largest JLR aftersales facility in Christchurch, alongside the new Dual Arch retail concept showroom, which is due to open in February 2019.Andy G... Read the full story

THIS ONE THING WILL PREVENT NEW YEAR STAFF DEPARTURES IN TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

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Bonuses given in December can prevent staff departures 47% in this sector would be less likely to look for a new job if they had received a bonus recently The greatest need for this is pre-January, when workers are most likely to look for a new job  RESEARCH has revealed a simple step bosses in Travel and Transportation can take can prevent staff departures during the dreaded January rush for new jobs. According to a survey of 1,096 UK employees carried out by bonus and incentives provide... Read the full story

IMPORTANT MILEAGE & DEVELOPMENT FOR NIO IN OFFICIAL FORMULA E TEST

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Hot on the heels of this past Saturday's season-opening ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Saudi Arabia, NIO remained at the Ad-Diriyah street circuit on Sunday, 16th December, for official testing with a three-driver line-up.Alongside the team’s race drivers Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann, who finished 13th and 14th respectively in Saturday’s e-Prix, rising female British star Jamie Chadwick made her track debut and all three combined to deliver some strong development work for NIO... Read the full story

Exol Lubricants wins top industry award for best supplier

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Exol, the UK’s leading independent lubricants company, has won the award for ‘CV Supplier of Excellence’ at the prestigious IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) Annual Award Ceremony 2018 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 6 December.The Wednesbury-based firm received the award in front of around 600 guests, with the result underlining Exol’s position as a leader in the industry. The outcome is particularly significant as the results were decided direct... Read the full story

BOTH NIO CARS IN TOP 14 DURING SEASON-OPENING SAUDI ARABIA E-PRIX

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Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann overcame misfortune during the opening event of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah e-Prix, to ensure both NIO cars ended round one of the season inside the top 14.On a weekend of true firsts for Formula E, a brand new venue in Saudi Arabia – the Ad-Diriyah street circuit – and the maiden event for the latest Gen 2 cars, what wasn’t expected was the first ever rain-affected race meeting in the championship’s history.Result... Read the full story

Electric car maker NEVS in Sweden wants to map people's transport behavior.

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This is the question to be answered in a project, SESMA, which also includes Trollhättan City, University West and RISE. NEVS learns to be the only car manufacturer in the world to claim that the total number of cars has to be reduced. This attitude is also shared by Trollhättan City, which wants to be a sustainable town and live up to environmental goals, including reducing residents' car ownership and car traveling. Now, researchers at the University of West Sweden will combine these nee... Read the full story

This year’s Ben Ball raises £102,000 to support the people of the UK automotive industry

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Lookers announces over £215,000 raised for Ben in Industry Leader Challenge Largest amount raised during auction was £44,000 for a Volvo XC40 T4 SUV Next year’s Industry Leader Challenge details unveiled Hundreds of people from the automotive world gathered in London last night and helped raise £102,000 for Ben at its annual Christmas ball. The money was raised during the Ben Ball, which took place at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, goes towards helping Ben continue its vital work supp... Read the full story

6 SEO Tips to help you write SEO friendly news articles

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Creating a news article/blog post is like creating a website. You need to factor the look, content structure and usability of the post that you have written. It is essential to create a structure that flows well for your readers and that is structured in a format that suites them and the major search engines like Google and Bing.This post has been designed to give you some free SEO tips on how to build SEO friendly news articles. One SEO tip to remember, is it’s not all about stuffing keywo... Read the full story

The Power of Praising You

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For some of us, learning to accept a compliment can be one of the hardest things to do, but once the art is mastered it can be one of the most empowering tools we have. Why is it that accepting a compliment can feel so unnatural? The truth is that it’s usually because we’ve stopped seeing ourselves as worthy of admiration, all too often letting that niggling feeling of self-doubt overtake. When we constantly tell ourselves we’re not smart enough, attractive enough, or ultimately good en... Read the full story

Sustainable Christmas at The Green House Hotel

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Christmas is a time of jubilance and indulgence and in the words of Andy Williams, the most wonderful time of year. It’s hard to improve upon the delights of Christmas, but what if we could make it more sustainable? That way, we could enjoy all its pleasures and be kind to the environment in the process.  Somewhere between the stuffed turkey, sparkling tree and beautifully wrapped presents Christmas has become a particularly wasteful time of the year and it is having a considerable impact... Read the full story

Caterquip Founder Dominic Ricciardi Expands the Company Across Borders and Into Services

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Caterquip founder Dominic Ricciardi has given an indication of his ambition and enterprise, by expanding the company in multiple new directions. Firstly, Ricciardi has taken the catering equipment supply business across borders, recently shipping a container full of goods across the ocean to clients located in Egypt. This journey of several thousand miles signifies Ricciardi's desire to establish Caterquip as a truly global business.After many years of success in the UK market, with Caterquip... Read the full story

Construction company appoints new director to board

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The construction division of The Premier Group, specialists in retail forecourts and commercial fuel installations, has appointed a new director to its board, strengthening the company’s leadership with a dedicated staff member. Shane Fairburn, new director at the construction division of The Premier Group, has worked with the Swansea-based company since June 2014. He has undertaken various roles during his time with the company including project manager, head of major works and most recen... Read the full story

AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment

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AA Trust wins Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for ten years of innovative road safety campaigns Latest campaign tackles drowsy drivers with online advert https://youtu.be/KwR_rwzNJ38 The AA Trust has been awarded a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for ten years of innovative road safety campaigns.The award will be presented at a ceremony at The Savoy, London, today (11/12/18) by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. In the ten years the Trust has been running... Read the full story

Christmas is coming – but it’s not ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for everyone

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● Ben highlights how the festive season can increase anxiety levels for some people● Anxiety is one of the top reasons people contact Ben for help Ben’s new web resources focus on helping people cope with their anxiety  With Christmas just around the corner, Ben is running a new campaign to support individuals to cope with anxiety during the festive season. It may be ‘the season to be jolly’ for many but, for those suffering with mental health challenges like anxiety and depressi... Read the full story

Leading Hypnotherapist and Life Coach Grace Jones Relocates Her Practice To Exmouth

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The well-respected life coach and hypnotherapist Grace Jones has recently taken the plunge and relocated her practice from the county of Cornwall, to the picturesque town of Exmouth in East Devon.Now based in Exmouth Business Centre, Jones, who works under the business name of Elegant Thinking, is dedicated to growing her client base in this new location, while furthering her local reputation as a practitioner of some reputeWith treatment plans designed to solve a range of common ailments suc... Read the full story

Ben & Jerry’s brings a touch of spice to ice cream with new winter addition

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Flavour enthusiasts, Ben & Jerry’s, are exciting ice cream fans nationwide with the announcement of Spice & All Things N’ice – a new winter addition featuring creamy caramel ice cream and real gingerbread cookie pieces. It’s not just gingerbread spices warming up this latest concoction, the company is also using part of the proceeds from Spice & All Things N’ice to set up a fund to get refugee entrepreneurs started in the business world. in freezers nationwide, Spice & All Things N... Read the full story

NEW ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR MILK TANKERS REDUCES EMISSIONS

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Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive at farms to collect milk. This is because the trucks use their oversized diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Technology company Semcon has now developed an electrical system for the milk pump that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.Every tanker pumps milk for about 1000 hours per year, which costs dairies a... Read the full story

Axle Group provides progress update on £12m investment strategy

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The Executive Board of Axle Group Holding Limited are pleased to report significant progress in the roll out of it’s three-year, £12m inward investment strategy, which it announced in March.The strategy had three core pillars;The first pillar was investment in Axle’s network infrastructure including a significant capital investment in refurbishing its 240-strong National Tyres and Autocare branch portfolio. Axle Group reports that works are already underway with a significant proportion... Read the full story

Bidfood Christmas Gift rewards hospitality heroes across the industry

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New Blissful Sanctuary in Bali

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PRESS RELEASEAward-winning Bliss Sanctuary for Women is celebrating the opening of its third women’s retreat on the island of Bali. The location of the Bliss sanctuary in Ubud has been handpicked by Bliss Founder, Zoë Watson, and the Bliss team for its unique position in the rainforest providing a wellness retreat full of peace and spirituality. The Bliss philosophy and spirit shines through at the new Ubud retreat offering guests Bliss on their terms; whether that’s an immersion into Ba... Read the full story

NIO Formula E Team Set For Season 5 Start

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It’s almost time! Round one of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season, the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah e-Prix in Saudi Arabia, is quite literally just around the corner and marks the start of an incredibly exciting new chapter for NIO.Taking place on Saturday, 15th December, the first race of Season 5 – which promises to be another ground-breaking campaign for Formula E with new cars, a new race format and enhanced schedule – triggers the start of a seven month journey across five... Read the full story

Her Majesties Prisons To Trial Facial Recognition Using FACEWATCH

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Facewatch are excited to announce a Facial Recognition trial to verify and validate visitors accessing HMPPS, due to start at the end of November. Nick Fisher CEO said ”After a very thorough process taking over 12 months, we are pleased to have been chosen to trial our biometric technology at a HMP site in the UK. Using our latest Facial Recognition software in a controlled environment, wardens will be able to identify and verify visitors identification instantly. Fisher said, ‘Currently,... Read the full story

Company finds window of opportunity for new removeable paint

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A company which has developed a revolutionary new removeable paint has found a window of opportunity with retailers.Action Paint, which is the first product from Renu-TPS and developed with support from Mercia Fund Managers, is due to go on sale in stores nationwide from early next year. However in the meantime it is making its mark on the high street in a different way - to create festive window displays.The paint has also found its way on to the big screen, having been used on the set of th... Read the full story

Blakemore Retail Praised for Online Disability Training

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Blakemore Retail has been recognised with an award for their innovative disability e-learning module by the leading disability organisation Purple.Blakemore Retail has been praised following the launch and roll out of its e-learning module in response to the UK’s first accessible shopping day, Purple Tuesday.A total of 4,304 employees from across Blakemore Retail SPAR stores took part in disability awareness training in advance of Purple Tuesday on November 13th.In addition to the online aw... Read the full story

E Rand & Sons appointed ZF Service Point dealer

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Supported by ZF Services UK’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham – which has recently boosted capacity to supply a wider stock of remanufactured transmissions and axles – ZF Service Partners can attend bus operators within a 48-hour window and perform on-site diagnosis, repairs and component exchange to ensure vehicle downtime is minimised. All Service Partner staff are trained in line with the factory production standards, which form part of ZF’s core competencies.ZF Services is deli... Read the full story

Refuel & Go Reaps Rewards from Move to SPAR

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independent forecourt operator Refuel & Go has been going from strength to strength after embarking on a new retail partnership with Blakemore Trade Partners. Since the company’s eight forecourt sites in London and the home counties relaunched under the SPAR fascia, the stores’ retail sales performance has increased by 10% like for like.Museum Service Station in Bethnal Green moved to SPAR in December 2017, with the remaining seven sites coming on board in April 2018.Each of the forecourt... Read the full story

GripHero releases cut-price recycling bins to reduce plastic waste on forecourts

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Following hot on the heels of the national launch of GripHero’s revolutionary new fuel-nozzle mounted hand-protection dispenser to hundreds of forecourts across the UK and Ireland, GripHero is releasing a new range of bold and brightly coloured plastic recycling bins to help complete the recycling circle. The bright pink bins are being made available to help an increasingly plastic-aware public dispose of GripHero’s anti-static, fully recyclable hand-protection, as well as other plastic.... Read the full story

DECEMBER 2018 90% of the UK public would support breathalysers being installed in cars to prevent drink driving

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The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that 90% of drivers would support a breathalyser installed in cars to prevent drink driving. Based on research of 1,000 drivers in their database, they found that more than 900 drivers surveyed would want to help reduce the amount of accidents caused by drink driving in the UK, by putting breathalysers in cars.The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that 90% of drivers would support breat... Read the full story

Pure Leaf creates a matcha made in heaven with its new authentic Japanese tea range

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With demand for Matcha products on the rise, Pure Leaf is expanding its speciality tea range to tap into this trend and excite tea lovers nationwide with three great tasting flavours. Rolling out now, the new Matcha range features Pure, Ginger and Mint variants, which are all 100% natural, and thanks to their conveniently wrapped sachet format, can be used at home or on-the-go. Pure Leaf Matcha uses quality Japanese Tencha tea leaves to create a smooth, earthy taste sensation that is designe... Read the full story

ARLON REDEFINES SPEED WITH SLX CAST WRAP AND FLITE TECHNOLOGY

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Key Facts: Arlon revolutionizes wrapping speed with industry’s fastest installation SLX Cast Wrap with Flite Technology outperforms all other films with ease Vibrant and reliable print quality for fast and easy application Extends life of graphics to 7 years when combined with Series 3270 overlaminate Arlon Graphics continues to revolutionise the vinyl market with advanced technologies and fast application speeds with the introduction of new, innovative products. Since its launch last y... Read the full story

Droitwich Spar Relaunched at Brand New Site

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Blakemore Retail’s Droitwich SPAR store has relaunched with new dailyDeli food-to-go range at a brand new location.The SPAR store in Droitwich was launched at the new 1.920sqm site on Blake Avenue on Friday 30th November.Featuring new dailyDeli hot and cold food and fresh Costa Coffee machine, the store has been updated to provide a wider range of food-to-go options for consumers.The store also houses a fresh in-store bakery, along with off-licence services and everyday essentials such as b... Read the full story

PROnounce Media Now Open

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After many years of planning and building up valuable contacts, then a further three years of complex web development, we are delighted to announce that PROnounce is now open. PROnounce reaches out to not only the media but also well over 260,000 followers over eleven top social media platforms. It truly is the most cost-effective way to get your content to the media that matter and the business decision makers we all need. News and PR distribution at its best.  Sign up today and start you... Read the full story

Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing in visitors as 2018 show closes

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The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from the automotive parts, accessories, equipment and service sectors, final figures suggest visitors at the show rose by 15% since 2017 – now reaching a total of 150,568. As Asia’s largest automotive trade fair, organisers also received overwhelming... Read the full story

PROnounce Media Now Open!

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After many years of planning and building up valuable contacts, then a further three years of complex web development, we are delighted to announce that PROnounce is now open. PROnounce reaches out to not only the media but also well over 260,000 followers over eleven top social media platforms. It truly is the most cost-effective way to get your content to the media that matter and the business decision makers we all need. News and PR distribution at its best.Sign up today and start your 28... Read the full story

VARTA Consumer Batteries charges up Christmas campaign

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and VARTA Consumer Batteries is the latest brand to release its Christmas ad in the run-up to the big day. The batteries manufacturer has invested in a Christmas TV advertising campaign that will reach an audience of more than 18 million* consumers amid this year’s peak selling period. The advert will be on air from 3rd December across multiple channels including ITV, Channel 4 and Sky 1, focusing on primetime slots. For the first time, the brand... Read the full story

COST OF FORECOURT CRIME JUMPS BY MORE THAN 20% DURING Q3 2018

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The BOSS Forecourt Crime Index for the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 has revealed a 13% rise in incidents of crime on Britain’s retail forecourts. Rising fuel prices during the quarter have pushed up the average initial loss per site, before any BOSS Payment Watch recovery, to £420 per site in Q3 2018 (Q2 2018: £346), an increase of 21.4%. During the Q3 2018 the trend has been upward in all measured parameters. Compared with 2018 Q2, fuel prices were up 3.6%, the number of NMOP incidents re... Read the full story