ACS: Brexit Readiness Briefing for Convenience Sector

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected by the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

The Brexit Readiness Briefing covers three core elements that may be affected in the convenience sector: trading environment, workforce & people and regulations. Each of the sections includes a number of considerations for retailers to think about in relation to their business and suggests some preparations they can make in advance.

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ACS Welcomes Loneliness Action Group Report

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed a shadow report by the Loneliness Action Group which calls on the Government to ensure that there is long-term action on the impact of loneliness.

The report 'A connected society? Assessing progress in tackling loneliness' published today (19th September) makes a number of recommendations, including calls for the government to begin measuring the impact of its policies on loneliness and invest in community spaces and support activities which enable connection.

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Book Your Place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour!

Book your place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour featuring the launch of the 2019 Forecourt Report.

Taking place on 3rd October in Edgbaston, this exclusive event is the opportunity for forecourt retailers and suppliers to visit a diverse range of forecourts and hear about the latest developments in the sector.

Stores confirmed so far include:

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Consumer Group Which? Urges Chancellor to Protect Access to Cash

ACS has welcomed calls from consumer group Which? to ensure that cash is accessible and accepted as payment for essential goods and services.

Research released today (September 18th) by Which? shows that one in 10 free to use cash machines has either closed or started charging a fee over the past 17 months, with the most deprived areas losing access to cash from ATMs at a faster rate.

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ACS: Brexit Readiness Briefing for Convenience Sector

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected by the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

The Brexit Readiness Briefing covers three core elements that may be affected in the convenience sector: trading environment, workforce & people and regulations. Each of the sections includes a number of considerations for retailers to think about in relation to their business and suggests some preparations they can make in advance.

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ACS Calls for Government to Do More to Recognise Businesses as Victims of Crime

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a consultation from the Ministry of Justice calling for the government to do more to support businesses who are victims of crime.

The consultation called for views on proposed themes and areas for reform ahead of publishing a second consultation on a revised version of the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code).

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ACS: Action Needed to Tackle Violence Against Shopworkers

ACS has welcomed new research from City University of London calling for greater action from the Government to tackle violence against shopworkers.

The research, which was commissioned by the Co-op, references ACS’ Crime Report which shows that there were almost 10,000 incidents of violence against shopworkers in the convenience sector last year, 40% resulting in injury of staff. The report calls for:

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ACS Highlights Crucial Role of UK Convenience Sector; Warns of Potential Impact of No Deal Brexit

The 2019 Local Shop Report has revealed that the 46,388 stores in the UK convenience sector currently employ around 405,000 people, generating sales of over £40.3bn over the last year. The report, launched this week by the Association of Convenience Stores, demonstrates how important the UK’s network of convenience stores are to thousands of communities and millions of customers.  

Key findings from this year’s report include:

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