ACS Encourages Retailers to Host Store Visits with their Local Candidates

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to host store visits during the General Election campaign 2019 with their local candidates to communicate the important economic and social contribution that convenience retailers make to their communities.

Hosting a store visit is an effective way for retailers to ensure that their local candidates are aware of the issues that affect their business and can also help them to understand how to support the people and businesses in the convenience sector.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Inviting your local candidates to your store is a great way to give them a better understanding of the practicalities of running a convenience store and emphasise the positive role that local shops play in the communities that they serve.

“We would encourage retailers to consider hosting a store visit so that they can talk to their local candidates about their concerns and explain how policy decisions affect our sector.”

ACS’ top tips for hosting a store visit:

  • Give the candidates a quick tour of your shop to show them the goods and services you offer the community. Consider introducing them to a couple of members of staff.
  • Discuss the challenges or specific issues which are affecting your business in a quiet area of the store.
  • Get a picture with the candidates inside or out the front of the store, you can send this to Eleanor.O’Connell@acs.org.uk or tweet @ACS_LocalShops #mylocalshop.

ACS has developed a video to provide retailers with guidance on how to run a store visit.

If you’d like more information or help to organise a visit, please get in touch with us on 01252 515001 or email Eleanor.O’Connell@acs.org.uk

This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 29/11/2019 - 14:01
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