Since the lockdown started, two in five Brits (41%) say they have been shopping at their local, independent stores more regularly than they did before.
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
The average Brit has only visited a local business twice in the past month, according to research by AXA, one of the UK’s largest retail insurers. Don’t write the small shop off yet though, says AXA, as young shoppers yearn
Groupon search has found that Brits are likely to spend up to £61 more a year on their high street if their local shop keeper gets to know their name. This is particularly good news for customer-friendly retailers, as the research
Over a third of shoppers are loyal to three or more small businesses near home or work, digital lender finds
Forty two per cent of UK consumers shop local, showing loyalty to three or more small businesses in their local area rather than spending online or with large corporates, according to new research from digital lender Everline. Northern Irish consumers are
Nearly three quarters (72%) of shoppers believe local shops should play an important role as part of the community and more than half (53%) say local shops would trade better if they were more in touch with the local community.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on Energy Minister Chris Huhne to protect local shops against the unfair practices it claims are employed by energy companies. Under current regulations, energy companies can back bill retailers and other small
Local shops are warning the coalition is failing to deliver on a pledge to promote diversity on British high streets. ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) chief executive James Lowman will today tell a meeting of MPs the coalition has so
Local shops have welcomed the Government review of the high street and the appointment of Mary Portas as an independent advisor to lead the project. ACS chief executive James Lowman, who is attending today’s High Street summit at the Department
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has today signed a ‘Responsibility Deal’ with the Department for Health. It includes two specific pledges made by ACS on behalf of its members, which includes 33,500 local shops across the country. Chief executive