Monthly Archives: June 2017

Camelot Calling For Retailer Feedback on Excessive Play of National Lottery Products

Written by Chris Noice

Camelot has issued a new survey calling for feedback from retailers on how they can be supported if they’re concerned about a customer spending more than they can afford on National Lottery products. The National Lottery provider is working with the Responsible Gambling Council to improve guidelines for retailers on how to approach excessive lottery […]

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Convenience Stores in the South West Outperforming Rest of the UK

Written by Chris Noice

The latest research from the Association of Convenience Stores has shown that retailers in the South West are leading the rest of the UK when it comes to their optimism on future sales, how their business is performing right now and their future plans for staff. Key figures from the survey include: When asked about […]

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Investment in Convenience Sector Rises to £193m in Last Quarter

Written by Chris Noice

  The latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores have shown an increase in investment over the last quarter, but concerns about the impact of rising employment costs. Convenience stores across the UK invested £193m in their businesses between March and May, which is an increase on both the previous quarter (£154m) and the […]

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Queens Speech Reaction: Energy Market Reforms Must Include Local Shops

Written by Chris Noice

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has reacted to the Queen’s Speech, calling on the Government to ensure that changes to the energy market include both domestic and non domestic consumers. During the speech, the Queen stated that the Government ‘will ensure fairer markets for consumers, this will include bringing forward measures to help tackle […]

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Campaign to Keep Gluten Free Customers Safe

Written by Leah Myers

ACS is supporting a campaign launched by Coeliac UK to raise awareness around gluten free customers and what businesses can do to keep them safe. Coeliac UK estimate British food businesses are missing out on £100m of gluten free business, and that 90% of people on a gluten free diet ate out in the last month. […]

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Book Your Free Place at the Responsible Retailing Forum

Written by Leah Myers

The ACS Responsible Retailing Forum is a great opportunity for convenience retailers to hear direct from policy makers and industry experts about upcoming legislation changes, the latest compliance issues affecting stores on a daily basis, and new initiatives on healthy eating that could make a real difference to communities. This year’s Forum takes place on […]

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Get Involved with Small Business Saturday 2017

Written by Chris Noice

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. Some of the […]

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Royal Mint Calling for Views on New Pound Coin Transition

Written by Chris Noice

The Royal Mint have launched a new survey looking for feedback from the convenience sector about  the recent launch of the new £1 coin and arrangements for the co-circulation period, when both the old £1 coin and new £1 coin are in circulation, scheduled to finish on October 18th. The new £1 coin became legal tender on […]

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Camelot Launches New AllStars Support Package for Independent Retailers

Written by Chris Noice

Camelot has announced a new, comprehensive package of support specifically designed for all of its 28,000 independent National Lottery retailers. The ‘ALLSTARS’ programme aims to help independent outlets make the most of The National Lottery in their store – to help boost retailers’ bottom lines and build on the £36 billion that they have helped […]

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