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Esso Stop and drive forecourt, Rontec,Latchford East,Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK,WA4

Esso Stop and drive forecourt, Rontec,Latchford East,Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK,WA4 Stock Photo

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5376 x 3036 px | 45.5 x 25.7 cm | 17.9 x 10.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

15 December 2019


661-663 Knutsford Rd, Latchford East, Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK, WA4 1JJ

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In 1888, the Anglo American Oil Company opened its head office in London, which eventually became a part of Esso. In August 1998, Tesco announced a partnership with Esso, opening chains of Tesco Express stores located within forecourts, which continues today. In February 2000, the two companies were opening one new store a month, creating 4,000 jobs. In Tampere, Finland (2007) Esso Blue was the brand name of Esso's paraffin oil (kerosene) for domestic heaters in countries such as the United Kingdom. Their television advertising song from the 1950s, through to the 1970s, was the famous "Bom, Bom, Bom, Bom, Esso Blue!" Esso traded in Northern Ireland up until the early 2000s. Their forecourts were re-branded as Maxol and some remained private. 45 of Euro Garages' forecourts were bought from Esso in 2013, and are operated under the Esso brand. They plan to roll out partner brands such as Starbucks and Spar, replacing the Esso branded shops. Shop and Drive is an Esso branded convenience store operated in some stations, although many of their locations have franchised shops such as Nisa.

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