Monthly Archives: October 2016

Advice for Retailers on Autumn Seasonal Products

Written by Leah Myers

Halloween and Bonfire Night often provide great opportunities for convenience store retailers to maximise their sales through seasonal products. However, there are a few things retailers should bear in mind during the autumn season. As a helping hand, ACS has produced Assured Advice Guides on ‘Preventing Underage Sales’ and ‘Selling Fireworks’. These guides provide extensive […]

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Great British High Street Awards: Vote for Your Favourite

Written by Leah Myers

Twenty-seven finalists have the chance to impress an expert judging panel and battle it out in a public vote to be crowned Britain’s best high street. Winners in each category will not only get a share of a prize pot worth £100,000, but they’ll also receive expert training from Google’s digital taskforce for shops, bars […]

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Graham Stuart MP Visits High Street Convenience Store

Written by Leah Myers

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has visited a Heron Foods store on Toll Gavel in Beverley town centre to discuss issues for the convenience sector and wider high street businesses. Heron Foods was established in 1979, but now trades from 250 stores, employing over 3,000 people. Speaking at the visit, Graham Stuart MP said: […]

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ACS Calls for Strong Enforcement against Minimum Wage Avoidance

Written by Leah Myers

The Office for National Statistics has published new information on the number of UK jobs that pay less than the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. The statistical bulletin reports that there are an estimated 362,000 jobs which pay less than the minimum (NMW or NLW), 178,000 of which are full time. By sector, […]

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Lords Urged to Retain Current Licensing Act Objectives

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has reiterated its calls on the House of Lords Licensing Act Committee to retain the current licensing objectives instead of imposing new restrictions on responsible retailers. The Committee is currently hearing evidence on the impact that the current licensing laws have on public health. In a written submission to […]

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Guidance from ACS and Centrepoint on Retail Apprenticeships

Written by Leah Myers

The trade association representing local shops, and one of Britain’s biggest charities supporting young people have teamed up to offer apprenticeships in the convenience store sector.  ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) which represents the UK’s 50,000 convenience stores employing 390,000 people, is working with Centrepoint to give these businesses easy access to the system […]

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Assured Advice Training Scheme for Retailers

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to take advantage of its dedicated platform to allow them to train their staff on Assured Advice. The platform, which has been developed by online learning company Bolt, will allow any ACS member to sign up to the Assured Advice scheme and benefit from both the […]

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Sherwood MP Visits Local Forecourt Store

Written by Leah Myers

MP for Sherwood Mark Spencer has visited a Londis convenience store and forecourt in his constituency operated by HKS Retail. Cyrus Kasraie, manager of the Rainworth store, detailed the changes the store has made to meet the needs of customers and the regulatory issues faced by the business. The store has recently installed an ATM […]

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