ACS Launches Dedicated Assured Advice for E-Cigarettes

ACS has today launched a new guide to help retailers with the sale and supply of e-cigarettes and other vaping products.

The guide, which is part of the wider group of Assured Advice guides, covers the regulations that govern the sale and supply of e-cigarettes, retailers’ responsibilities when selling these products, how to ensure that packaging and labelling are compliant with the regulations, and advice on how to ensure that underage sales do not take place.

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Book Your Place at ACS’ Responsible Retailing Forum 2022!

Book your free place at ACS’ Responsible Retailing Forum, taking place on 8th February at Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading.

The day will involve three sessions on three topical and high priority issues for the convenience sector: the implementation of the Government’s promotion and location restrictions on High Fat Salt Sugar (HFSS) products, the Delivery of a Deposit Returns Scheme, and the Future of Responsible Retailing.

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Face Coverings No Longer Mandatory in Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging customers to be respectful of individual store policies around face coverings as England moves away from Plan B restrictions.

From today (January 27th), the Government is moving to plan A, which removes the legal requirement to wear a face covering in shops and other indoor spaces. However, the Government advice remains that face coverings are advised in these places to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

The full list of changes as a result of the move to Plan A is as follows:

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ACS: Take Part in the 2022 Colleague Survey!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on people working in local shops to provide their views on employment in the convenience sector as part of its annual Colleague Survey.

Now in its seventh year, the ACS Colleague Survey is designed to:

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Less Than a Week Until ACS’ Rural Shop Report 2022 Launch!

Book your place at the launch of ACS’ 2022 Rural Shop Report, taking place virtually on Tuesday 25th January.

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.

DEFRA Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Benyon has been confirmed to speak at the launch and will outline the government’s vision for the rural economy, from supporting entrepreneurship, incentivising investment and meeting environmental ambitions.

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ACS Launches Expanded Challenge25 Campaign to Support Colleagues in Local Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a new campaign to boost awareness of Challenge25 among consumers and support colleagues in local shops selling age restricted products.

Challenge25 is a long running successful policy created to support colleagues who are doing their job by enforcing the law on age restricted sales. The policy, which urges colleagues to check for proof of age for anyone that might look 25 or under, is most commonly used for alcohol purchases but also applies to all other age restricted products.

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ACS: Take Part in the 2022 Colleague Survey!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on people working in local shops to provide their views on employment in the convenience sector as part of its annual Colleague Survey.

Now in its seventh year, the ACS Colleague Survey is designed to:

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