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  • james-lowman

    ACS slams MPs’ vote against introduction of new offence for attacking shop workers


    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has criticised MPs’ decision to vote down the introduction of a new clause in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that would have made attacking a retail worker a separate offence.

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    Forecourt crime increased by 32% during first quarter of 2021


    Incidents of forecourt crime reported to the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) increased by 32% during the first quarter of 2021, according to its latest Forecourt Crime Index.

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    Local shops urge MPs to deliver tougher penalties for attacks on shopworkers in Policing Bill


    Local shops are calling on MPs to support new amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill when it is debated next week.

  • FT Kevin Eastwood

    SECURITY: Be extra vigilant to prevent forecourt crime


    Back in 1991, when BOSS was established, driving off from the pump without paying dominated forecourt crime.

  • Kit Malthouse, Minister for Crime and Policing

    Covid-related threats add to shocking abuse of local shop staff, ACS Crime Report reveals


    Eighty nine per cent of people working in local shops have experienced some form of abuse, with over 1.2million incidents recorded over the past year, with Covid-related abuse one of the biggest issues facing retailers.

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    Volumatic announces ‘Cash after Covid’ webinar


    Intelligent cash handling specialist Volumatic is gathering the thought leaders of the retail and banking industries together to shed light and expertise on the future of cash in retail for its ‘Cash after Covid UK Retail’ webinar taking place on Friday October 23, 2020 at 10.30am until 12.30pm.

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    Reducing the risk of employee theft


    As much as retailers want to trust their employees, it is a sad fact that employees can often account for a large proportion of profit loss, according to Mike Severs, sales & marketing director at intelligent cash-handling specialist, Volumatic.

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    Forecourt crime is all too familiar


    Today forecourt crime is an all too familiar occurrence and our data suggests that the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the rate at which it is increasing. 

  • PRA urges government action as forecourt crime up nearly 40%

    PRA urges government action as forecourt crime up nearly 40%


    The PRA is pushing the government to help stem the soaring crime rates on forecourts during the pandemic as thieves use face masks to prevent identification. Amid reports of a 37% increase in the number of drive-offs and no means to pay for fuel - with many perpetrators wearing ...

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    New Eco Staysafe Shield defensive aid


    Eco To Go Food Packs has developed a disposable and recyclable cardboard face visor, the Eco Staysafe Shield, designed as a defensive aid in situations where increased protection or infection control measures are required. The company says the face shield is based on existing designs, but overcomes the necessity ...

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    RS Sales & Distribution offers Covid-19 response product range


    RS Sales Distribution has developed a Covid-19 response product range to support its customers throughout the pandemic crisis. The new range is designed to help retailers operate within the social distancing directives and keep themselves, their staff, and customers safe. The range includes: Social Distancing floor ...

  • Beaverswood launches new range of PPE

    Beaverswood launches new range of PPE


    A new range of PPE from industrial visual communication solutions specialist Beaverswood aims to provide improved levels of retail workplace protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visusafe Personal Protection combines high-performance materials, comfort and durable design to offer improved levels of safety for people working in stores. The range ...

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    Gunnebo introduces new range of access control measures


    A new family of access control solutions with built-in infection control measures has been introduced by Swedish company Gunnebo. The new H-Sense range offers three levels of protection: Body temperature detection integrated into the gate combines image analytics with infrared thermal monitoring to deliver contactless temperature measurement to an ...

  • Ergonomic Solutions develops low-cost screen for till area

    Ergonomic Solutions develops low-cost screen for till area


    While many larger retailers already have many social distancing measures in place for staff and customers, this isn’t necessarily the case with other retail businesses, according to Ian Dewar, group managing director, of technology mounting and mobility solution specialists, Ergonomic Solutions. “Most retailers offering essential items and groceries who have ...

  • APG Cash Drawer launches plastic screen to protect till area

    APG Cash Drawer launches plastic screen to protect till area


    Newhaven-based APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions, has launched the Guardian Countertop Shield for convenience, petrol forecourts, supermarkets, pharmacy and doctors surgeries. The Guardian Countertop Shield is designed to help reduce the spread of contagious, airborne germs commonly caused by coughing or sneezing. “During these uncertain ...

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    Vista and Facewatch partner to deliver facial recognition


    Vista CCTV and Facewatch have formed a new partnership to deliver facial recognition software to the security industry. According to the new partners the alliance offers large and small business owners the opportunity to secure their establishments against low level crime without needing to replace any current cameras or systems. ...

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    Stanley Security Solutions offers retailers equipment rental option


    Stanley Security Solutions’ Stanley Assure Scheme gives forecourt owners the opportunity to rent security systems rather than pay for them outright. This is how it works: Stanley buys back your existing equipment at its residual or market value and takes over that security system (regardless of whether they supplied ...

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    An eye on crime


    The BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate) Payment Watch scheme is about to be massively improved as it will include drive-offs as well as no means of payments (NMoP). The digitally integrated drive-off and NMoP solution has been trialled successfully with two regional police forces and will now be rolled out ...

  • Metro Analytic Retail Solution wins Queen’s Award

    Metro Analytic Retail Solution wins Queen’s Award


    The new Metro Analytic Retail Solution (MARS), developed by Metro Security (GB) to help forecourt site operators and other high street retailers, has won a 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The MARS system combines loss prevention to combat shrinkage issues, while simultaneously providing forecourt service ...

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    Displays that pay


    If you’re looking to make changes to your forecourt perhaps by investing in new equipment or are considering a move to a different fuel brand, then a trip to The Forecourt Show 2019 is a must. The Show takes place at the Birmingham NEC from April 8-10 and will ...