New research from the Association of Convenience Stores has shown how consumers feel about their local shops and how important they see them in helping manage their money.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on retailers to take part in its annual National Living Wage Survey.
ACS has today launched new guidance for delivery drivers on how to approach the delivery and refusal of age restricted products like alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes and lottery products.
The UK’s local shops are fighting back against the torrent of crimes committed against them by investing a record £246m in crime prevention measures over the last year.
CS has set out its recommendations to the Chancellor ahead of the Spring Statement later this month, calling on the Government to support local shops with rising costs and the looming reintroduction of business rates bills.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a new campaign to boost awareness of Challenge25 among consumers and support colleagues in local shops selling age restricted products.
In its’ submission to the Autumn Budget, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the Government to introduce tax reform measures that will help convenience retailers invest in the future of their business, including the extension of 100%
The Association of Convenience Stores has announced the appointment of Spar managing director Louise Hoste as its new chair from November, with award winning independent retailer Ramesh Shingadia continuing in the role of vice chair.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched new guidance for the convenience sector to provide retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.
A new report has found that convenience stores, pharmacies and post offices are the services that have the most positive impact in local communities.
Government confirms online/TV ban for HFSS products; industry awaits clarity on location restrictions in stores
New restrictions on the advertising of products containing high levels of fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) has been announced by the Government this morning (24 June).
From 21 May John Lewis shops in Cheltenham, Kingston and Leeds will trial removing single use plastic carrier bags. Customers will be asked to bring their own bags, or buy a reusable bag made from 100% recyclable material. The reusable
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is pleased to announce that the Raj Aggarwal Trophy will be launched on Thursday 6 May.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, urging the Government to support businesses in their recovery from the pandemic.
From 1 April, the minimum price of a single-use carrier bag (SUCB) in Scotland will be increasing from 5p to 10p in an effort to help tackle plastic waste.
Yesterday (28 March) the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced that home testing for Covid-19 has been expanded to businesses with over 10 employees.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP has delivered the 2021 Budget, announcing a three part plan as part series of measures to continue support for businesses as the UK recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Government to rethink its plans to put a £26m cost burden on around 2,000 independent retailers as part of its Obesity Strategy proposals.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has appointed two new directors as new representatives from the Co-op and from BP.
The UK’s rural shops have invested over £315m over the last year, introducing services like contactless payment, in-store bakeries and Post Office counters to meet the needs of customers in rural areas. The 2018 Rural Shop Report, released today by the
Convenience store retailers have made record investments in their business over the last three months ahead of expected price rises in the New Year and despite rising costs, according to new research from the Association of Convenience Stores. Over the last
The 2016 Local Shop Report has revealed the essential role that convenience stores play in the modern retail landscape, with stores more relevant than ever before in consumer’s lives. Published today by the Association of Convenience Stores, the report demonstrates
The latest ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) Investment Tracker shows that local shops have invested £600m in their businesses over the past 12 months, including a record £181m in the last quarter. However, investment levels per store are down compared
Figures released as part of the Home Office’s Commercial Victimisation Survey have found that one in five premises in the retail and wholesale sector were victims of shop theft over the last year, with the sector having the highest crime
Local shops across the UK have welcomed parliament's decision to reject changes to Sunday trading laws in vote on the Enterprise Bill this afternoon. The proposals, which would have seen local councils given the power to remove Sunday trading hours