1. Book Now For ACS Crime Seminar 2014 - 2nd September

    Book Now For ACS Crime Seminar 2014 - 2nd September

    The Crime Seminar is a fantastic opportunity to share best practice, network with industry experts and hear the latest from retailers, police forces and local authorities about how they are tackling retail crime. The exclusive event will take place at Greater Manchester Police HQ on Tuesday 2nd September

  2. Reserve Your Place at the Responsible Retailing Forum Now - 15th October

    Reserve Your Place at the Responsible Retailing Forum Now - 15th October

    The Responsible Retailing Forum is an excellent opportunity to hear the latest developments on issues surrounding responsible retailing. Held at an exclusive event in London on the 15th October

  3. Heart of the Community -  21st October 2014

    Heart of the Community - 21st October 2014

    Heart of the Community brings retailers from across the country together with MPs and Ministers to discuss the top issues of they face day to day. The event allows retailers unrivaled access to relevant Government Ministers to get their voices heard on issues that matter to them. Held in London on 21st October.

  4. Book Your Place at the 2014 Local Shop Report Launch - 10th September

    Book Your Place at the 2014 Local Shop Report Launch - 10th September

    The 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. This year, we will be launching our flagship report at an exclusive event on September 10th in Birmingham.

  5. 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.

Plain Packaging: Business Impact Must be Properly Assessed in UK

Plain Packaging: Business Impact Must be Properly Assessed in UK

In response to a study on plain packaging in Australia, ACS has reiterated its call to the Department of Health to look closely at the operational impact that tobacco plain packaging would have on retailers and other businesses in the UK.  

The study, published by BMJ Open, found “no evidence of the major unintended consequences concerning loss of smoker patrons from small retail outlets, flooding of the market by cheap Asian brands and use of illicit tobacco”…

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CLG

CLG Select Committee: Town Centres Continue to Suffer from Out of Town Development

ACS has told an influential group of MPs that high streets continue to suffer from the unrelenting stream of out of town developments.

In an evidence session on the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework, ACS Chief Executive James Lowman told the Communities and Local Government Select Committee of the failure of the Government’s ‘town centre first’ policy and the need for change to support high streets. 

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said: “Local plans should be the basis on which decisions are made on new developments. However, there are so few compliant local plans that NPPF is being relied on to make these decisions. The town centre first policy within the NPPF is useful, but the supporting guidance and evidence of its’ implementation is sorely lacking.”

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Upcoming Events

  1. Crime Seminar 2014

    2 September 2014

  2. Local Shop Report Launch

    10 September 2014

  3. Achievement Award Final

    30 September 2014

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