All ACS articles – Page 10

  • ACS reiterates call for action over violence against shopworkers
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    ACS reiterates call for action over violence against shopworkers

    2020-01-17T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated calls to the Government to take urgent action to tackle violence and abuse against shopworkers, highlighting the human impact that these incidents have. In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday January 14 the Prime Minister called for Whitehall departments to focus on tackling ...

  • ACS launches initiative to support people living with dementia
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    ACS launches initiative to support people living with dementia

    2020-01-15T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched a campaign in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society to help convenience retailers and colleagues better understand and support customers living with dementia. Launched today (15 January), the campaign coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Association of Convenience Stores and aims to ...

  • Analysis

    James Lowman: chief executive, ACS

    2020-01-13T00:00:00Z

    The start of the new year is often a time when we reflect on the events of the past 12 months and look ahead to what the next year may hold both in terms of opportunities and challenges. This year will see the new government make its mark not ...

  • ACS urges retailers to take part in its 2020 crime survey
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    ACS urges retailers to take part in its 2020 crime survey

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Retailers are being urged to share their experiences of retail crime over the past 12 months in the Association of Convenience Stores’ 2020 Crime Survey. The survey examines the impact that crime has on the convenience sector looking at how crime is affecting retailers, number of incidents experienced and how ...

  • ACS welcomes extension of Welsh retail rate relief scheme
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    ACS welcomes extension of Welsh retail rate relief scheme

    2020-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed an announcement from the Welsh Government which has confirmed an extension to the High Streets and Retail Rate Relief scheme for 2020-21. As part of the scheme, retail properties with a rateable value up to £9,100 will have a rates bill of ...

  • ACS calls on Link to cancel fee cut for cash machine operators
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    ACS calls on Link to cancel fee cut for cash machine operators

    2020-01-03T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on Link, which manages the UK’s ATM network, to cancel its next planned fee cut and stop large numbers of machines being lost from local communities. Link’s cuts to the fees that are paid to cash machine operators have resulted in thousands ...

  • ACS welcomes legislation to tackle violence and action on business rates
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    ACS welcomes legislation to tackle violence and action on business rates

    2019-12-20T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the proposed introduction of a new Sentencing Bill in the Queen’s Speech and action to cut business rates for local shops. On tackling violence, ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “The introduction of new sentencing laws to deal with violent offenders will ...

  • ACS publishes guidance on ban on sales of menthol cigarettes
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    ACS publishes guidance on ban on sales of menthol cigarettes

    2019-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched guidance for retailers on the upcoming ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes which comes into force from 20th May 2020. The European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) makes it an offence for manufacturers to produce menthol cigarettes and retailers to ...

  • ACS urges retailers to prepare for refrigeration regulations change
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    ACS urges retailers to prepare for refrigeration regulations change

    2019-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is reminding retailers about upcoming changes to the regulations covering refrigeration from the beginning of January and encouraging them to make sure that their store is prepared. The EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation (also known as the EU F-Gas Regulation), will ban the ...

  • ACS welcomes report on Scottish deposit return scheme
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    ACS welcomes report on Scottish deposit return scheme

    2019-12-11T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a report from the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee which has called for further clarity from the Scottish Government on the proposed regulations of a deposit return scheme. The committee’s report acknowledged the key role that small retailers ...

  • ACS reports fall in investment by convenience store owners
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    ACS reports fall in investment by convenience store owners

    2019-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Convenience retailers have been delaying and scaling back on investments in their stores over the last year. Figures from the Association of Convenience Stores’ Investment Tracker show that in the 12 months to November 2019, the UK’s 46,000 local shops have invested £558m in their businesses, down from £737m in ...

  • ACS report highlights important role played by c-stores in Wales
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    ACS report highlights important role played by c-stores in Wales

    2019-12-04T00:00:00Z

    The important role that convenience stores play in both the economy and local communities in Wales has been revealed by new research by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The 2020 Welsh Local Shop Report revealed that 62% of local shops in Wales operate in rural locations, providing essential ...

  • ACS hails c-store sector’s commitment to free water refills
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    ACS hails c-store sector’s commitment to free water refills

    2019-11-29T00:00:00Z

    The convenience sector’s commitment to providing free water refills to customers has been highlighted by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in response to a new report from Greenpeace. The report, published by the Environmental Investigation Agency and Greenpeace, revealed that UK supermarkets had sold more than one million water ...

  • ACS welcomes pledge to increase business rates discount
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    ACS welcomes pledge to increase business rates discount

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    A commitment from prime minister Boris Johnson to increase the business rates discount for small businesses next year if re-elected, has been welcomed by the ACS. The commitment, made as part of an announcement of a package of measures to support businesses would mean that for businesses with a rateable ...

  • ACS supports campaign calling for respect for shopworkers
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    ACS supports campaign calling for respect for shopworkers

    2019-11-13T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is supporting USDAW’s Respect for Shopworkers Week, highlighting the need for urgent action to tackle violence and abuse towards shopworkers. Taking place between 11-17 November, this year’s theme is ‘Keep Your Cool’, reminding the public that there is never an excuse for violent or ...

  • ACS raises concerns about tobacco track and trace with EU
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    ACS raises concerns about tobacco track and trace with EU

    2019-11-08T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has raised retailers’ concerns about the tobacco track and trace system to the European Commission with the support of Independent Retail Europe. The tobacco track and trace regulations were introduced by the European Union in the Revised Tobacco Products Directive and came into effect ...

  • ACS welcomes rates recommendations from Treasury Committee
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    ACS welcomes rates recommendations from Treasury Committee

    2019-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a series of recommendations from the Treasury Select Committee on the future of business rates. The Treasury Select Committee launched the Impact of Business Rates on Business inquiry in February this year to assess how business rates policy has changed, including ...

  • ACS highlights crucial role of c-stores in local communities
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    ACS highlights crucial role of c-stores in local communities

    2019-10-30T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to a call for evidence from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to help inform the National Food Strategy, highlighting the crucial role that convenience stores play in providing food to their local communities. The National Food Strategy ...

  • ACS welcomes Parliamentary report on Post Office network
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    ACS welcomes Parliamentary report on Post Office network

    2019-10-25T00:00:00Z

    A report on the Future of the Post Office Network from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are pleased the inquiry has recognised that rising operating costs faced ...

  • ACS publishes assured advice on water refills in store
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    ACS publishes assured advice on water refills in store

    2019-10-23T00:00:00Z

    New assured advice for retailers on what to consider when providing water refills in store has been launched by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The guidance sets out the different ways that retailers can provide a water refill service in store, as well as highlighting some of the challenges ...