Tag: ACS

Town centre
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Local stores still vital source of jobs as tech gains foothold

This year’s ACS Local Shop Report gives fresh insight into the Scottish and UK convenience sector, with an...

Woodlands local convenience store
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C-stores ‘vital to UK economy’

The 2015 Local Shop Report has revealed the vital contribution that local shops make, both to the UK...

Empty bottles and cans
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The hidden dangers of deposit return schemes

As the Scottish Government considers the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme for food and drink containers, SLR...

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Up to 80,000 jobs at risk from national living wage

The Association of Convenience Stores has claimed that over 24,000 local stores and 80,000 jobs could be put...

Pinkie Farm convenience store
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Independents investing millions to stay ahead of competition

Convenience store owners across the UK are investing in their stores at unprecedented levels in a bid to...

Scottish Parliament
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ACS lobbies Holyrood on Primary Authority partnerships

The ACS has called for the development of Primary Authority partnerships in Scotland and for the inclusion of...

Woddlands Local's craft beer range
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Trade bodies call for simpler licensing laws

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the Association of Convenience Stores have asked for a simplification of licensing laws...

Empty bottles
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SGF and ACS team up to oppose bottle return scheme

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the Association of Convenience Stores have joined forces to voice their opposition to...

Scottish Parliament building
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New licensing objective proposal causes concern for retailers

The possibility of a sixth licensing proposal aimed at specifically reducing alcohol consumption has led the SGF and...

Tony Reed
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One Stop joins Association of Convenience Stores

The Association of Convenience Stores has announced that the Tesco-owned franchise One Stop has joined as members. The...