Secretary of State Recognises Vital Role of Local Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed a letter from Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in retail during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the open letter to the retail sector, Alok Sharma MP outlines the support that has been made available by the Government for retailers and thanks those working in and running stores.

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ACS Urges Retailers to Report Profiteering to CMA in New Campaign

ACS has launched a new campaign this week, calling on convenience store retailers to report those who are attempting to raise prices unfairly and take advantage of consumers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

ACS is urging retailers to report any instances they see to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), who have set up a taskforce on the issue in response to complaints about price hikes from consumers.

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Supplier News: New IQOS Menthol Kits RRP Announcement

Philip Morris Limited (PML) today announced the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) on its new IQOS Menthol Kits. The heated tobacco Kits offer customers a real tobacco product unaffected by the menthol cigarette ban.

One IQOS 2.4+ device and two packs of menthol tobacco sticks known as ‘HEETS’ will be included. The RRP for the Kit is £39 when customers register their device. On top, there is an attractive introductory offer for the retailer.

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Supplier News: G4S

Content supplied by G4S: 

As an ACS member, G4S Cash Solutions are pleased to offer preferential pricing and assistance to the businesses who are remaining open to serve the public. We appreciate you may be dealing with less staff, and potentially more cash at this time, and your regular cash processes could be impacted due to branch / post office opening times or restrictions.

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Supplier News: Reckoon

Content supplied by Reckoon: 

Reckoon is providing the feature, so people get the stock information of essential items around them. Every time you visit a super market or a corner shop to buy essential items, use the reckoon app to update the stock of milk, bread, and other essential items.

This will provide a way to the people/you searching for essential items to find out which shops has it available, rather than visiting multiple shops to find the items. Convenience stores can download the app and update their own inventory for essential items.

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