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Service stations fuel a rise in retail optimism
1 year ago

Service stations fuel a rise in retail optimism

Service stations are proving to be a star performer for the retail industry, despite predictions hybrid and electric vehicles will slash con­sumer demand for fossil-fuels in coming years.

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Viva Energy records $1.75bn profit amid Dutch parent Vitol’s IPO plan
1 year ago

Viva Energy records $1.75bn profit amid Dutch parent Vitol’s IPO plan

Fuel company Viva Energy has reported a strong full-year operating profit, filings with the corporate watchdog show, as its Dutch owner, Vitol investigates a $2 billion-plus float of the …
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BP Confirms Transaction Delays Caused Problem With BPme App
1 year ago

BP Confirms Transaction Delays Caused Problem With BPme App

Looks like our guess about the payment gateway was correct. BP has confirmed to Which-50 that the problem in its payment app called BPme that resulted in ADMA managing …
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Peregrine swoops on BP petrol stations
1 year ago

Peregrine swoops on BP petrol stations

Peregrine is tipped to be the frontrunner in the contest to buy about 230 Woolworths petrol stations, with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts now out of the competition.

Earlier, it …
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Small business financing challenges
1 year ago

Small business financing challenges

By  •  Retailing

“Today, the small business sector is the primary source of income for more than 6.5 million Australians – almost 60% of the Australian workforce. But the real potential of small …
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CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model
1 year ago

CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model

Caltex chief executive Julian Segal wants to give you back 10 minutes of your day. Make that 15. Faced with a slow-growth industry – thanks to more fuel-efficient and …
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Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table
1 year ago

Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table

Yesterday, COSBOA participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to discuss small business finance. The meeting was held in Sydney and was cochaired by RBA Governor …
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CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos
1 year ago

CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos

The sales process for about 230 of the Woolworths petrol stations is understood to be drawing to a close, with Couche-Tard, PetroChina and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts believed to be …
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As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?
1 year ago

As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?

Two-thirds of the franchises currently operating in Australia won’t exist in 10 years time.

That’s the view of Howard Bellin, a long-time franchise consultant and the founder of IF International, …
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Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours
1 year ago

Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours

ORANGE City Council will negotiate shorter operating hours with the developer behind a 24-hour petrol station proposed for Molong Road following concerns from neighbours.

Councillors initially considered refusing the development …
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