Monthly Archives: December 2015

ACS Announces Events Line-Up for 2016

Written by Chris Noice

ACS is delighted to announce our 2016 line-up of events for retailers and suppliers. Our events are designed to engage and inform our members on everything that’s happening in the convenience sector. On 11 February, the ACS Technology Showcase will kick off the year by bringing together new and exciting technological innovations that convenience retailers […]

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Supplier News: Parcelly Wins ‘New Business of the Year’ Award

Written by Leah Myers

The following has been provided by ACS Connect supplier Parcelly. Parcelly has been awarded ‘New Business of the Year’, by Free2Network, Wales.  Parcelly offers a fully mobile based click & collect solution to solve the problem of failed home deliveries and to convert any local business into a parcel collection point. The service is smartphone […]

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Welsh Assembly Pledges £20,000 for New Community Alcohol Partnerships

Written by Chris Noice

The Welsh Assembly has pledged £20,000 towards getting four new Welsh Community Alcohol Partnerships off the ground in 2016 in recognition of the hugely successful Brecon CAP, which achieved a 39.5% reduction in alcohol-related youth anti-social behaviour. The four successful bids will work with CAP over a minimum 12 month period. Each CAP will decide their own […]

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Crimestoppers and ACS offers reward of up to £10K for information on spate of robberies across Birmingham

Written by Leah Myers

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information on a man responsible for a spate of robberies across Birmingham and the Black Country. The area has seen a total of 12 robberies committed over an eight month period between 30 March and […]

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ACS Welcomes Select Committee Inquiry into Business Rate Proposals

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has welcomed the announcement of a Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s proposals to devolve rate setting powers to local authorities. The Inquiry will examine the Government’s proposals to allow local authorities to retain 100 per cent of the full stock of business rates by 2020, to cut business rates, […]

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Ensure Your Store is Fully Equipped to Sell Fireworks

Written by Victoria Cummins

In the coming weeks, many consumers will be purchasing fireworks in the run up to the New Year celebrations. Convenience retailers, with permission from their local authority, are able to sell fireworks, however there are a number of compliance rules that must be followed. ACS has produced an Assured Advice guide for ‘Selling Fireworks’. The […]

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Advice to Retailers on Age Restricted Sales at Christmas

Written by Chris Noice

As retailers prepare for Christmas, ACS is urging retailers to ensure that they are aware of products that have age restrictions on them. All fireworks carry an age restriction, the vast majority of adult fireworks and sparklers cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches, party poppers, serpents […]

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Freedom Music: UK convenience sector wasting more than £10m a year in music fees

Written by Chris Noice

Freedom Music: UK convenience sector wasting more than £10m a year in music fees The following information has been provided by ACS Club supplier Freedom Music. Data gathered by in-store music experts, FreedomMusic, reveals that UK convenience stores are spending over £10 million a year, in PRS and PPL tariffs playing licensed music to their staff […]

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Government Announces Relief Package for Retailers Hit by Floods

Written by Chris Noice

The Chancellor has announced additional funding for those affected by flooding last weekend in Cumbria and Lancashire. The Department of Communities and Local Government announced that businesses affected by flooding  would be given business rate and council tax relief. Government officials are currently deliberating on the form that this relief will take. When thousands of […]

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