Supplier News: Mars Food UK Takes a Stand Against Hunger

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Mars Food UK has proudly announced a partnership with the Trussell Trust that begins with an on-pack promotion to encourage the nation to STAND AGAINST HUNGER®.

The STAND AGAINST HUNGER® campaign will see us donate £100k to the Trussell Trust to support the distribution of two million meals through 3 day emergency food parcels across its food bank network to help families in crisis across the UK.

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Entries Open for ACS’ 2020 Innovation Showcase!

Entries are open for ACS’ Innovation Showcase, taking place virtually on 25th November.

ACS’ Innovation Showcase is the unique chance for retailers and suppliers to come together to explore the latest products and services set to transform the sector.

Suppliers can enter for a chance to demonstrate their product to a group of the UK’s leading convenience retailers.

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Two Weeks Until 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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Healthy Start to Include More Products from October

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is welcoming the inclusion of additional products to the Healthy Start scheme in England and Wales from October.

Healthy Start is a government initiative which provides pregnant women and parents with young children, who are in receipt of qualifying benefits, Healthy Start vouchers which can be used to purchase certain products in store.

The items currently in the scope of the scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland include: fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, cow’s milk and infant formula suitable for use from birth.

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Supplier News: Electromech- Keep Your Staff Safe

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Keep your staff safe using the best facemask available to ACS Members – Nobel prize Award winning science and technology utilised for comfort and protection

PPE Defends are offering all ACS Members the chance of purchasing a minimum order of 5 ( Freedom 1 facemasks) thereafter going up in multiples 5 at a reduced rate of £7.95 per mask (Normal RRP £9.95) The masks are reusable and have a lifespan of 30 days with the correct care and attention.

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ACS Welcomes Clarification on Face Coverings for In-Store Colleagues

ACS  has welcomed additional details confirmed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today on the new requirements for colleagues to wear a face covering.

From today (24th September), face coverings must be worn by colleagues as well as customers in shops. A key exemption for colleagues however is detailed in the below guidance:

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Chief Executive's Blog: The Next Phase

Since the start of the Covid crisis my colleagues and I at ACS have not just been working to help members to deal with the immediate challenges they’ve been facing, we’ve also been leading a discussion about what we can all learn from this experience. Which of the behaviours we’ve seen over this period will last, which are specific to this time? What would we do differently if we had our time again or if the same issues emerged again?

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