All ACS articles – Page 9

  • ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector
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    ACS survey reveals impact of lockdown on sector

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    The challenges faced by retailers and colleagues since the lockdown, and the changes that they have made in store to keep their communities going are revealed in findings from a survey by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey shows that while two thirds of ...

  • ACS reminds retailers menthol tobacco banned from next week
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    ACS reminds retailers menthol tobacco banned from next week

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is reminding retailers about the upcoming ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes which comes into force in next week, despite the ongoing situation with the coronavirus outbreak. ACS advises that retailers will still be allowed to sell cigarettes described as “green” or with ...

  • ACS gives evidence to two Parliamentary Covid-19 inquiries
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    ACS gives evidence to two Parliamentary Covid-19 inquiries

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has provided evidence to two Parliamentary inquiries which explore the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and the food supply chain, highlighting the vital role that local shops have played in feeding communities. The House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s inquiry looks at ...

  • ACS issues retailer guidance for staff coronavirus testing
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    ACS issues retailer guidance for staff coronavirus testing

    2020-04-27T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has developed a template letter that retailers can use to communicate with staff over email, post or display in staff rooms about how to self-refer for coronavirus testing, following the extension of the scheme to include all key workers experiencing symptons. ACS ...

  • ACS welcomes laws giving greater protection to tenants
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    ACS welcomes laws giving greater protection to tenants

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Legislation that will protect businesses against aggressive rent collection tactics by landlords during the coronavirus lockdown has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The government will temporarily ban the use of statutory demands and winding up orders where companies cannot pay their bills due to coronavirus, to ...

  • ACS calls for change to grant so more petrol stations will qualify
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    ACS calls for change to grant so more petrol stations will qualify

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging the Government to change the eligibility for its business grant support so it takes in more petrol filling stations. When the Chancellor announced the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant to help businesses through the coronavirus lockdown, the upper threshold for eligibility ...

  • ACS publishes advice on how to process volunteer transactions
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    ACS publishes advice on how to process volunteer transactions

    2020-04-22T00:00:00Z

    New guidance to help convenience retailers to support customers who are grocery shopping on behalf of others during the COVID-19 outbreak has been published by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). It has been developed to advise convenience retailers about best practice on offering and processing “card not present” ...

  • ACS urges retailers to report unfair price hikes
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    ACS urges retailers to report unfair price hikes

    2020-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched a new campaign this week, calling on convenience store retailers to report those who are attempting to raise prices unfairly and take advantage of consumers during the Covid-19 outbreak. ACS is urging retailers to report any instances they see to the Competition ...

  • Analysis

    James Lowman: chief executive, ACS

    2020-04-07T00:00:00Z

    We are living in a time of uncertainty with the ongoing Covid-19 situation, which has affected each and every one of us. Convenience stores, especially those open all hours on petrol forecourts, act as lifelines to their customers, keeping communities connected and providing vital services to those who need ...

  • ACS lists financial support available for retailers
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    ACS lists financial support available for retailers

    2020-04-03T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has collated the business rates and cash grant support measures that have been made available for retailers in England, Scotland and Wales in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In England the funding that has been made available is: Small Business Grant Fund - ...

  • ACS calls for key worker status for convenience store staff
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    ACS calls for key worker status for convenience store staff

    2020-03-20T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the Government to ensure that the UK’s 405,000 convenience store colleagues are provided key worker status so that they can carry on providing a lifeline to local communities. From Friday afternoon, March 20, schools will close and remain closed until ...

  • Isolate colleagues with COVID-19 symptoms, advises ACS
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    Isolate colleagues with COVID-19 symptoms, advises ACS

    2020-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Retailers should change the way they support colleagues showing the main symptons of cornovirus, according to the Association of Convenience Stores, in response to the government’s decision to move to the “delay” phase of responding to Covid-19. “If colleagues show the main symptons of a cough and a ...

  • ACS sets out case for action against c-store crime in 2020 Crime Report
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    ACS sets out case for action against c-store crime in 2020 Crime Report

    2020-03-09T00:00:00Z

    Britain’s local shops have been the victim of more than 50,000 incidents of violence during the past year, according to new figures from the Association of Convenience Stores’ 2020 Crime Report. The Crime Report, being launched this week, provides evidence of the scale and impact of theft, violence, abuse ...

  • ACS warns of impact of outlawing some log and solid fuel sales
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    ACS warns of impact of outlawing some log and solid fuel sales

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    A ban on selling some logs and solid fuels for fires could have a significant impact on forecourts, according to the ACS. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced plans to introduce restrictions on the sale of wood and a ban on coal from next year. ...

  • ACS supports initiative promoting free access to cash
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    ACS supports initiative promoting free access to cash

    2020-02-19T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has pledged to work with a new initiative to help communities retain free access to cash. Communities across the country are being encouraged to apply to participate in the new Community Access to Cash Pilots which will help to test solutions to local access ...

  • ACS reminds retailers about new £20 note introduction next week
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    ACS reminds retailers about new £20 note introduction next week

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging retailers to ensure that they are prepared for the introduction of the new polymer £20 note from next Thursday (20 February), and to be aware of its security features. The £20 polymer note has been designed to be the most secure banknote ...

  • ACS calls for business rates review to help forecourts
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    ACS calls for business rates review to help forecourts

    2020-02-12T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores) ACS has called on the chancellor to encourage investment in the UK’s 8,400 forecourts by committing to a business rates review in the 2020 Budget on March 11. In its submission to the Budget, ACS has called for a business rates system that encourages investment ...

  • ACS warns Environment Bill could cause problems for retailers
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    ACS warns Environment Bill could cause problems for retailers

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    The Government has confirmed it will re-introduce the Environment Bill to Parliament, kick starting debate on the introduction of a deposit return scheme, reform of the PRN (packaging recovery note) system and a new levy on single use plastics. ACS has warned that the legislation will pose operational challenges for ...

  • ACS urges police chiefs to make tackling violence a top priority
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    ACS urges police chiefs to make tackling violence a top priority

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    Police chiefs and the government are being urged by The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) to make tackling violence a top priority. ACS has also warned that new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Survey for England and Wales vastly underestimate the level of shop theft - ...

  • ACS urges convenience store workers to engage in survey
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    ACS urges convenience store workers to engage in survey

    2020-01-22T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on people working in convenience stores to provide their views on employment in the sector as part of its 2020 Colleague Survey. The survey explores colleagues’ experiences of working in the sector, looking at the pressures they face, career paths, other commitments ...