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JTI removes 40th gantry from a retailer selling illegal tobacco

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has removed its 40th tobacco gantry from a retailer prosecuted for sales of illegal tobacco.

ACS chief executive James Lowman

ACS calls for targeted approach to repeat offenders

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for a more targeted approach to dealing with repeat offenders, after official figures from the Home Office show that retailers who experience crime are being targeted more often than in previous years.

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Posters warn holiday makers about selling untaxed tobacco

A new nationwide advertising campaign to alert summer holiday makers of the consequences of selling untaxed tobacco in Britain has been launched by the TMA, the trade association representing the UK tobacco industry.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for retail crime to be on agenda for policing

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging the Government and police and crime commissioners to ensure that retail crime is on the agenda for local forces, following the publication of new figures on the levels of police funding between 2015 and 2020.

Forecourt crime incidents down 7.5%, says BOSS

Incidents of forecourt crime fell by 7.5% during the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest results recorded by BOSS. 

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS urges retailers to report crime after police report fall

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Survey for England and Wales, reiterating calls on retailers to report incidents of shop theft when they occur.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Shopworkers urged to report all abuse in new campaign

Shopworkers across England and Wales are being encouraged to report every incident of abuse when it occurs as part of a new campaign being launched today by the Home Office, retail businesses and retail membership organisations. 

Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index falls slightly in fourth quarter

Incidents of forecourt crime recorded by BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate) fell by 4% during the final quarter (Q4) of 2018, according to the latest results from the BOSS Forecourt Crime Index.

Money Talk: Forecourt crime is more than just drive-offs and no means of payment

Interesting to see that BOSS (the British Oil Security Syndicate) has launched a 'forecourt crime index' to help retailers gauge their own experience against a national benchmark. It's a good idea, and one not to be dismissed, however, the real limitation is that the index appears to relate specifically to drive-offs and NMoP (no means of payment) incidents as if they were the only elements of forecourt crime. Some with long experience in the industry might beg to differ. That's not to suggest that these two problems are insignificant. Assuming that the estimated £30m-a-year cost of these incidents is accurate, that works out at an average of around £3,500 per site nationally.

Kevin Eastwood: Executive director, BOSS

Any losses from forecourt crime are unacceptable. We fully understand the pressure this type of crime places on retailers, police and government agencies but by developing new and improved ways of working between police and retailers we will reduce losses and increase recovery rates.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East131.91139.09127.72
East Midlands131.7067.90141.05127.78
London131.23140.26128.23
North East130.27143.10126.88
North West131.0561.90140.46127.66
Northern Ireland128.98134.61125.56
Scotland131.5452.70138.78127.59
South East132.3555.20140.48128.43
South West131.4959.90138.93127.63
Wales130.6864.90135.93126.92
West Midlands131.2068.90139.66127.86
Yorkshire & Humber130.9084.90142.07127.66

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