Less Than a Week to Go! Book for ACS Heart of the Community 2015

ACS’ unmissable political event, Heart of the Community 2015, will be taking place on the 13th October and offers you unrivalled access to key MPs and Ministers.

ACS’ Heart of the Community is the best opportunity for you to raise your concerns with Parliamentarians about key issues currently affecting the sector, including Sunday trading reform and the introduction of the National Living Wage, and the impact these policies will have on your store.

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One Week to Go! Book Your Free Place for ACS Local Shop Report Launch 2015

There is just one week to go until the exclusive launch of the latest installment of ACS’ flagship research project, ‘The Local Shop Report 2015’on 9th September in Manchester.

ACS chief executive, James Lowman, will be unveiling the key findings of the fourth edition of the ACS Local Shop Report. One Stop’s Franchise Director, Andrew King and Scotfresh’s Managing Director, Shaun Marwaha, will be part of a panel of experienced retailers uncovering the effect the report’s findings will have on the convenience sector.

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Book Now for the ACS Local Shop Report 2015 Launch

Book your FREE place now for the launch of the latest installment of ACS’ flagship research project, ‘The Local Shop Report 2015’, unveiling key insights into the convenience store industry.

The report will be launched at an exclusive event at Hotel Football in Manchester on 9th September 2015 and will be attended by a host of research experts, retailers and suppliers.

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Book Now for the Welsh Assembly Cross-Party Group on Small Shops Reception

The Welsh Assembly Cross-Party Group on Small Shops, run by ACS, is hosting an exclusive reception to celebrate the contribution small shops make to the Welsh economy and the important role they play in their communities.

The reception on 1st July, held at The Pierhead Building in Cardiff, will be attended by small shop owners from across Wales, Welsh Assembly Members and representatives from ACS and the Independent Retail Confederation. Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport will be providing a keynote address at the Reception.

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ACS Sets Out Forecourt Policy Issues

ACS chief executive, James Lowman has set out the challenges facing forecourts during the next parliament at today’s 2015 Forecourt Seminar, focusing on business rates and the continuing localism agenda as key priorities in the coming months.

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Last Chance to book for tomorrow's ACS Forecourt Seminar

The ACS Forecourt Seminar tomorrow (3rd June 2015) is the can’t-miss event packed with exciting ideas and concepts for both existing forecourt retailers and convenience retailers looking to expand their store’s offering to include selling fuel.

This year’s event, held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, will be split into three thought-provoking feature sessions looking at the challenges currently facing forecourt stores, examples of best practice from around the UK, and  uncovering ideas for the future.

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Last Chance to Book for ACS Responsible Retailing Forum

The ACS Responsible Retailing Forum offers members an invaluable opportunity to hear from policy makers, retailers and enforcement officers about the latest compliance issues affecting them on a daily basis in the convenience sector.

The forum, taking place on the 20th May at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, will focus on the future of alcohol policy, the tobacco display ban, ACS Assured Advice and upcoming issues including carrier bags, e-cigarettes and energy drinks.

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ACS Sets Out Post-Election Priorities at Annual Summit Conference

ACS chief executive, James Lowman has set out the key issues likely to be facing convenience stores after the election at this year’s ACS Summit conference in Birmingham on 21st April.

Mr Lowman highlighted business rates, the national minimum wage and the public health agenda as three areas where engagement on both a local and national level will be essential to the growth of the convenience sector, whoever forms the next government on May 7th.

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Linda Williams and Ramesh Shingadia to go Head to Head in Battle of the Best

Award winning independent retailers, Linda Williams and Ramesh Shingadia, are set to go head to head at ACS Summit 15 in the first ever Battle of the Best.

The feature, debuting at this year’s Summit conference, sees the retailers travelling around the country in search of the best innovations and in-store practices to take back to Birmingham’s NEC – the site of Summit 15. On the day, those in attendance will have the opportunity vote for their favourite, with the winner taking home the coveted title of Battle of the Best champion.

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Time is Running Out to Book for Summit 15

We are less than one week away from the industry leading event of the year, ACS Summit, featuring a host of the most inspirational, motivating and knowledgeable speakers sharing their expertise. The conference, taking place on 21st April in Birmingham, is bursting with industry know-how, evolving trends and innovative ideas for retailers to take away to improve their business.

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