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ACS Encourages Retailers and Suppliers to Enrol in the 2022 Convenience Leadership Programme

There’s just two weeks until the start of the 2022 Convenience Leadership Programme, a course run in partnership between ACS and Surrey Business School, University of Surrey.

The course has been designed for area managers, buying teams, independent retailers, sales and market research specialists, and consultants to develop their expertise in convenience retailing.

Students successfully completing the programme will have:

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Supplier News: Speed Of Service, Higher Basket Spend, and 25% Of Customer Transactions Via CBE Self- Checkout Delivers Significant Value to MPK Garages

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“Self-service checkout is the colleague you always wanted to work alongside you in store. It gives freedom to maximise sales, by releasing colleagues from till duties to replenish the business at critical times, without compromising service.” Wayne Harrand, Retail Director, MPK Garages

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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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Book Your Place at Summit22!

Book your place at ACS’ biggest annual conference, taking place at the Vox in Birmingham on 26th April.

This year’s conference will explore how convenience stores are separating themselves from the competition right now and look ahead to the future at what the sector could look like in 2030.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Two Weeks Until ACS’ Crime Seminar and Security Showcase!

Book your place at ACS’ Crime Seminar and Security Showcase taking place on 8th March at London’s Vue Cinema in Leicester Square.

ACS’ 2022 Crime Report will be launched at the Crime Seminar and will provide the definitive picture of retailers’ experiences of crime in the last year, including levels of shop theft, verbal and physical abuse and an all new section on cyber-crime in the sector.

Kit Malthouse, Minister for Policing and Crime has been confirmed to provide a message to the seminar.

Confirmed speakers include:

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ACS: Government Must Honour Commitment to Business Rates Reform

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a joint consultation launched by the Treasury and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about implementing changes to business rates confirmed at the Autumn Budget.

The consultation covers a number of areas, including: delivering three-yearly revaluations, reforming the appeals system in England, and introducing improvement relief and green investment incentives.

In the submission, ACS makes a number of recommendations:

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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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Government Acknowledges Local Shops’ Role in Tackling Loneliness

Today (16th February) the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published its annual report on tackling loneliness.

The report has highlighted the ACS Wellbeing Guide and its ‘advice on the issue of loneliness, and how retailers can support their employees to develop good social connections’.

These annual reports measure progress against the government’s loneliness strategy, first published in 2018.

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Book Your Place at Summit22!

Book your place at ACS’ biggest annual conference, taking place at the Vox in Birmingham on 26th April.

This year’s conference will explore how convenience stores are separating themselves from the competition right now and look ahead to the future at what the sector could look like in 2030.

Confirmed speakers include:

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