ACS Calls on Ofgem to Introduce Stricter Limits on Backbilling

Written by Leah Myers

ACS has called on energy regulator Ofgem to ensure that local shops and other small businesses are included in proposals to limit backbilling of electricity and gas. Currently, suppliers have signed up to voluntary agreements to only backbill domestic consumers for a maximum of 12 months. Ofgem is looking at whether to introduce licence obligations […]

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ONS Crime Figures Reveal Shop Theft Jumped 8% Between 2015 and 2016

Written by Leah Myers

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released crime figures for the year ending December 2016 in England and Wales, revealing an 8% jump in recorded shop theft incidents. The figures show that there were approximately 358,235 incidents of shop theft in 2016, which is over 25,000 more incidents than in 2015.  The figures support […]

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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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Summit 17: Download the ACS Events App Today!

Written by Chris Noice

We are just days away from the biggest convenience event of the year, Summit17. As part of the event, we’ll be asking for your views during the sessions, interacting with the speakers and shaping the agenda. The only way to get involved with the voting on the day is to download the free Summit 17 app […]

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One Month to Go Until New Tobacco Laws Take Effect

Written by Leah Myers

There is just one month to go until the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Regulations and Tobacco Products Directive come into force. The one year sell-through period for retailers to sell branded packs is coming to an end, and from 20th May 2017 retailers must ensure that all their stock is compliant with the new regulations. From […]

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Last Chance to Book for Summit 2017

Written by Leah Myers

With less than a week left until ACS Summit 2017, retailers are encouraged to secure their spot at the biggest industry event of the year for convenience retailers. The conference will take place in Birmingham on the 25th of April 2017. Summit17 will bring retailers, suppliers, and industry experts from around the world together to […]

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Book Your Free Place at the Responsible Retailing Forum

Written by Leah Myers

The ACS Responsible Retailing Forum offers members an invaluable opportunity to hear from policy makers and retailers about the latest compliance issues affecting them on a daily basis in the convenience sector. This year’s Forum, taking place on 9th May in Birmingham, will explore policies and upcoming legislation changes that retailers will need to be […]

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Book now for the ACS / PRA Forecourt Conference

Written by Leah Myers

Time is running out to book your place at the upcoming ACS / PRA Forecourt Conference, 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. Changing to the “Forecourt Conference” and taking place on 26th April […]

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