Local Shops Welcome Long Awaited Plastic Bag Charge Extension

ACS has welcomed the extension of the plastic bag charge to include all retailers.

From April 2021 in England, the new minimum charge of 10p will apply to plastic bags in all stores regardless of the size of the business. Currently the charge is set at 5p, and only applies in stores with more than 250 employees. Wales and Scotland both have universal charging schemes.

ACS has been calling for the charge to be universal in England since before its introduction in 2015, citing the success of existing universal schemes in Wales and Scotland.

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Book Your Place at ACS’ Heart of the Community 2020!

Book your place at the convenience and local shop sector’s pre-eminent political event, the ACS Heart of the Community conference!

This year’s conference will take place virtually on 13th October, bringing together convenience retailers, industry experts and senior policy makers to explore how the latest political agenda and legacy of Covid-19 will impact convenience store businesses now and into the future.

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Book Your Place for Summit20 and Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at ACS’ unmissable annual conference taking place on 9th September 2020.

Summit20 will be taking place as a virtual immersive event with three main sessions:

1. Leading experts talking about the future of the industry, asking how we can support colleagues working in stores, and what the food offer of the future looks like. Confirmed speakers addressing these issues in the context of an industry changed by the Covid crisis include:

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Supplier News: Camelot unveils ‘Big September’ for The National Lottery

Content supplied by Camelot: 

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (‘Camelot’) today revealed details of a series of special draws for September where hundreds of millions of pounds will be up for grabs – driving excitement with players and providing a much-needed boost to retailers in the continued challenging high street environment.

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Book Your Place for Summit20 and Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at ACS’ unmissable annual conference taking place on 9th September 2020.

Summit20 will be taking place as a virtual immersive event with three main sessions:

1. Leading experts will explore the future of the industry, asking how we can support colleagues working in stores, and what the food offer of the future looks like.

2. The launch of the 2020 Local Shop Report, featuring insights from retailers on what the report says about their businesses.

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ACS Supports Petition to Protect Shopworkers from Violence and Abuse

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is supporting Usdaw’s petition calling on the Government to introduce legislation to protect shopworkers from violence and abuse.

Launched today (19th August) the House of Commons petition ‘Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence’, urges the Government to introduce legislation to create a specific offence for abusing, threatening, or assaulting a retail worker.

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Supplier News: EDGEPoS the Award Winning System Designed by Henderson Technology

Content supplied by Henderson Technology:

EDGEPoS is an award winning EPOS system designed by Henderson Technology. 

Developed for the convenience and fuel forecourt market by Henderson Technology, EDGEPoS is one of the only worldwide EPOS systems that has been designed by retailers, for retailers.

Henderson Technology realises that retail is a rapidly changing business and recognises the impact of new technology. We provide forward-thinking solutions for retailers, enabling their business to maintain its competitive edge and ultimately boost profitability.

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