GB high street

Want to be part of the digital high street?

Written by Chris Noice

A new pilot scheme is being launched in Gloucestershire to help high street businesses to work together to build their digital presence and promote their stores to customers.  The pilot is linked to the government’s Future High Streets Forum, of which ACS is a board member. The pilot will initially focus on Gloucester, Cheltenham and […]

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News: Forecourt

Book Your Place for the ACS / PRA Forecourt Seminar on July 6th

Written by Leah Myers

The ACS Forecourt Seminar, taking place on the 6th of July is an unmissable industry event, packed with exciting ideas and concepts for both existing forecourt retailers and convenience retailers looking to expand their store’s offering to include selling fuel. This year’s event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, will be split into three […]

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substances

New Guidance for Retailers on Psychoactive Substances Regulations

Written by Leah Myers

ACS has published new guidance ahead of the Psychoactive Substances Act coming into force on May 26th. The primary purpose of the new legislation is to stop the sale of items that are commonly known as ‘legal highs’. However, the Act will also have implications for responsible retailers, which in many cases will sell potentially […]

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ACS Calls on Retailers to Complete National Living Wage Survey

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched its 2016 National Living Wage and Minimum Wage survey as part of its evidence gathering process for a submission to the Low Pay Commission. The Commission have been tasked with looking at the impact of the introduction of the £7.20 rate for staff aged 25 and over […]

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News: Cigarettes

ACS Opposes Tobacco Registration Scheme; Calls for Effective Measures to Tackle Illicit Trade

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to the Government’s consultation on the introduction of a tobacco licensing scheme for England, calling on them to scrap the scheme in favour of targeted measures to reduce the illicit tobacco trade. In the submission, ACS has called for trading standards officers to have more powers to […]

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ACS Launches New Guidance for Retailers on Tobacco Legislation Changes

Written by Chris Noice

  ACS has produced comprehensive new guidance for retailers on the upcoming changes to tobacco retailing coming into force as part of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive and Standardised Packaging legislation. From this Friday (20th May 2016), manufacturers will only be able to produce tobacco in standardised packaging and in a minimum pack size […]

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ACS Welcomes New Planning Rules Supporting Local Shops

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the Government’s response to a consultation on removing barriers to business growth in the planning system. ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are pleased that the Government has recognised the need for reform of the planning system to support high street businesses and other local shops. […]

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News: Alcohol

Last Chance to Book for ACS Responsible Retailing Forum

Written by Leah Myers

Time is running out to book your place at the Responsible Retailing Forum, taking place this Thursday, 19th May at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The forum will guarantee you are up-to-date with all of the fast-changing retail legislation and enable you to update your store’s policies and procedures. Speakers confirmed for the Responsible […]

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