ACS: C-Store Collective Joins as New Connect Member

ACS is delighted to announce that the C-Store Collective, a panel of industry-leading consultants, associates and experts, has joined ACS as a new Connect member.

With over 100 years of combined experience, C-Store Collective, co-founded by industry experts John Heagney, Jonathan Rons and Mike Igoe, offers a range of services for its retail partners, including:

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Supplier News: Ubamarket - Retail and Hospitality Trends Report 2021

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In the annual Retail & Hospitality Trends Report commissioned by Ubamarket, national research has uncovered that the desire for retailers to alter their service provision has radically shifted over the past year, there has also been recognition that supermarkets have been at the helm of society during the pandemic, with the study showing that as many as 50% of the British population stating that weekly visits helped alleviate their mental health during lockdown.

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Supplier News: Fiserv Offer Payment Solutions for ACS members at Exclusive Rates

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We’re offering special  rates on all of our payment solutions to ACS members.


With Clover, not only can you take all major payment types, but you can run your business on one sleek device. Clover comes in three sizes – Flex, Mini and Pro Station – but all devices come with antimicrobial glass and PIN-on-glass technology, to keep everyone that bit safer.


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Supplier News: FMCG and Retail Leaders Join Forces to Boost Flexible Plastic Recycling in UK

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Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1 million fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers.

The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by producer compliance scheme, Ecosurety, with support from environmental charity, Hubbub.

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Supplier News: Lucozade kicks off summer of sport

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With the biggest event in the football calendar just around the corner, and the return to team sports well underway as the nation emerges from lockdown restrictions, Lucozade, the UK’s biggest sport & energy drink brand , is gearing up for a massive summer of sport. 

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Supplier News: ShelfNow Introduces Buy Now, Pay Later in Partnership With Hokodo

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Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business. Yet poor credit access puts the brakes on many independent retail Buyers, leaving them with an unfair cashflow disadvantage compared to large corporate buyers and chain stores.

Access to credit is such a major problem that in 2020 almost 10% of all SMEs in the European Union cited access to finance as the most important problem facing their business in the past six months.

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Supplier News: Cadbury launches brand-new gifting concept

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Mondelēz International is shaking up the gifting confectionery market with the arrival of a brand-new range: Cadbury Chocolate Gift Cards. Available in two variants and four different designs, each pack comprises of a fun gift card containing 20 Cadbury chocolate pralines. A variety of vibrant gifting designs combined with Hazelnut Creme Hearts and White Chocolate Truffle Flowers offers shoppers an option for every gifting occasion.

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