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Champions of #ShopKind Campaign Announced!

Today, (19th May), new #ShopKind Champions from across the retail industry, policing community, Government and Parliament have been announced. 

#ShopKind Champions have been nominated to spread the message of the #ShopKind campaign; encourage positive behaviours in shops, acknowledge the important role of shopworkers and raise the profile of the problem of violence and abuse against shopworkers.

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ACS: Government Announces New Measures to Protect Access to Cash

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed an announcement from the Government confirming plans to introduce legislation to address cash access issues at both a national and local level.

Today (19th May) the Government has announced that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be granted new powers to ensure that cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available in communities across the country.

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ACS: Everyone Welcome in Local Shops!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched new comprehensive guide for retailers on how to provide excellent customer service for all customers including the millions of customers with disabilities and different needs.

Launched today (18th May), the Everyone Welcome Guide provides advice for retailers both in terms of how stores can be adapted and how colleagues can provide a welcoming environment for all customers.

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Selling E-Cigarettes Responsibly: Guidance for Retailers

ACS has developed guidance to help retailers with the sale and supply of e-cigarettes and other vaping products.

The guide 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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ACS: Take Part in the 2022 National Living Wage Survey!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on retailers to take part in its annual National Living Wage Survey.

ACS’ National Living Wage Survey will inform ACS’ submission to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation on future wage rates. The consultation is seeking views on:

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ACS: UK Tobacco Track and Trace System Transition

From 1st July, the UK tobacco track and system will be moving from the current IT provider De La Rue (DLR) to a new IT provider called Dentsu.

Since 20th May 2019, tobacco manufacturers have been required to provide unique identifier codes on cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products. Cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco must also be tracked through the supply chain. This means that distributors, wholesalers and retailers with distribution centres are required to scan these products in and out of their warehouses.

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MPs Raise Questions over Future of HFSS Promotions Ban

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to comments from MPs alluding to a proposed ban on special offers for HFSS (high fat, salt, sugar) products being scrapped as part of a range of measures to mitigate the ongoing cost of living crisis. 

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Queen’s Speech: Commitments on Levelling Up and Access to Cash Welcomed by Local Shops

ACS has welcomed commitments made by the Government in today’s Queen’s Speech to regenerate town centres and high streets, and protect the millions of people in the UK who still use cash every day. 

One of the headline Bills announced in the Queen’s Speech was the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. Measures to be proposed in the Bill, which follow the Levelling Up White Paper published in February this year, include: 

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Supplier News: NearSt - New! Access advanced local marketing tools and bring more customers to your store

Content provided by NearSt: 

ACS offers its members access to NearSt - the leading local marketing tool that works directly with your EPOS system to show the products you stock in real time in Google and Facebook.

NearSt is trusted by thousands of retailers to expand their customer base and increase sales. 

Their team of Google-qualified experts make sure your products are seen by customers nearby, saving you time and money managing complex marketing tools - and increasing your in-store revenue. 

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