1. Local Shop Report 2013

    Local Shop Report 2013

    The 2013 Local Shop Report provides essential information about the people who run convenience stores, the services they offer and the outlook for the future of the sector. Read the full report here

  2. Assured Advice: Sign Up Today

    Assured Advice: Sign Up Today

    ACS is leading the way with a new Assured Advice Scheme that will give all its members the opportunity to benefit from the type of certainty over their compliance procedures previously only afforded to multiple chains.

  3. National Planning Framework Fails Town Centres

    National Planning Framework Fails Town Centres

    An independent review of the planning system has revealed that the GovernmentÂ’s Town Centre First policies are failing, as Councils across the country approve millions of square feet of new out of town retail development.

Comprehensive Guide on How To Avoid Duty Fraud

Comprehensive Guide on How To Avoid Duty Fraud

A guide has been developed by ACS, working with HMRC, to highlight the risks and key markers of duty fraud, and to give retailers the information needed to stay clear of duty fraud, and report problems should they arise.

The guide details how to protect your business from non-duty paid products and how to spot duty fraud in the supply chain. HM Revenue and Customs estimates that retailers are losing up to 14% of the UK beer market to the illicit trade, and in 2012 alone alcohol duty fraud…

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 Crime report

Sentencing Council Recognises Victims of Shop Theft

ACS has welcomed the Sentencing Council’s Consultation on sentencing for Shop Theft offences and the retention of short custodial sentences.


ACS Chief Executive James Lowman, said: “Shop theft is one of the biggest operational challenges local shops face, with 70% of retailers having experienced shop theft in the last year. This is not a victimless crime, it has very serious implications for shop staff and a cumulative cost impact on the business.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Forecourt Seminar

    Ricoh Arena Coventry

    3 July 2014

  2. Local Shop Report Launch

    10 September 2014

  3. Achievement Award Final

    30 September 2014

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