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ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS urges retailers to report crime to the police

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged retailers to report incidents of shop theft to the police following a fall in reported incidents.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes sentencing Bill in Queen's Speech

The proposed introduction of a new Sentencing Bill in the Queen’s Speech has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), and it has called for further measures to tackle the root causes of retail crime.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS takes retail crime message to Labour Party conference

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for more to be done to tackle the root causes of retail crime at a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

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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.

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.

Kevin Eastwood: executive director BOSS

Police forces across the country are under pressure and forecourt retailers have a responsibility to help the police to use their limited resources effectively.

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