Two Weeks Until ACS’ Innovation Showcase and Hosted One2Ones!

There’s just two weeks until ACS’ annual Innovation Showcase, taking place virtually on 24th November.

The 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.

This virtual event provides an opportunity for suppliers to showcase a product or service that has been launched in 2021 or will be launching in the future and shows clear innovation in the retail industry. A panel of retailers will then offer their expert opinion on each entry.

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Save the Date for ACS’ Rural Shop Report 2022 Parliamentary Launch!

Save the date for the parliamentary launch of ACS’ Rural Shop Report 2022, taking place on Tuesday 25th January 2022.

The launch event will explore the findings of the report, providing a comprehensive overview of rural shops in the convenience sector and the role that they play in communities across the UK.

MP for North Devon, Selaine Saxby, has been confirmed to speak at the launch and will talk about the importance of rural stores in her constituency.

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ACS Welcomes PSR Report into Card-Acquiring Market Review

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the publication of the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) final report into the card-acquiring market review.

Published today (3rd November) the report recognises the need to encourage retailers to search and switch or negotiate a better deal with existing providers and to reduce the obstacles to retailers getting a better deal.

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ACS: Guidance for Local Shops on Fireworks and Seasonal Products

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is reminding convenience retailers to ensure that they are aware of the rules and guidelines that apply to the sale and storage of fireworks.

Retailers must apply for permission to store fireworks from their local trading standards service or fire authority. If permission to store fireworks is granted, then fireworks can be sold within the following dates:

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