Why aren’t drivers buying more petrol when prices are low?

Petrol prices might have fallen in recent months but drivers are still spending less on fuel, the AA reveals.

Official figures show an average 4.2% dip in sales in the final quarter of 2013 compared with the last three months of 2012.

Supermarket filling stations suffered a 4.9% reduction in sales, while other retailers sold 3.6% less petrol. At the same time, the typical price of a litre of petrol in the UK fell from 138.38p to ...

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How can technology enhance shopping experience?

High street stores will use cutting-edge technology to help consumers maximise their shopping experience.

Heat-mapping is to be used to inform the layout of shops by identifying popular and unpopular areas in-store and track shoppers' movements, also providing information such as how long customers are prepared to queue for.

WiFi will be used to monitor consumers' personal shopping habits and send individualised offers to their smartphone while they are in-store.

This ...

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Price of supermarket fuel set to fall again

Supermarket chains Asda and Tesco have announced they will reduce the price of their fuel by 2p a litre.

The reductions, which will affect both petrol and diesel, will come into effect from Tuesday, offering motorists a positive mid-winter surprise.

The first to announce a price cut was Asda, which said that petrol would be sold at no more than 126.7p a litre, with diesel selling for no more than 133.7p a litre - the lowest ...

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Asda fuels supermarket petrol price war but how low will they go?

Asda has sparked a supermarket pump price war by slashing the cost of its petrol. It promised that motorists would pay a maximum of 126.7p a litre for petrol from Wednesday (October 30), with diesel costing 133.7p.

Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco then said they would also introduce price cuts on the same day. So how far are these supermarkets likely to go?

Morrisons said it is reducing the price of both its diesel and unleaded by up to ...

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Tesco apologise over ‘gay best friend’

Food giant Tesco has issued an apology over the 'gay best friend' inflatable product which was removed from their website after customer complaints. Promising potential customers that the doll would be honest when asked 'does my bum look big in this?', the online description also said that it was suitable for children. A Tesco spokesman said: 'This product was uploaded to the website by a third party seller but was removed from sale immediately because we found it offensive. The webpage should have been removed at that time and we are looking into why it is still visible two months ...

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