Tag: james lowman

Dementia Friends logo
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Spar to create over 7,000 Dementia Friends

Spar is working with Alzheimer’s Society and the ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) so that over 7,000 colleagues...

James Lowman, ACS
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DRS would be ‘ineffective’, placing ‘unnecessary burdens’ on sector

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman supports sister organisation SGF’s view that the proposed Deposit Return Scheme would be...

Woodlands local tillpoint
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Retailers step up store investment

The last three months have seen an investment in store upgrades of over £150m. According to the latest...

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...

George Osborne
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National Living Wage will be “devastating” for retailers

A new National Living Wage and a boost to SME investment were the stand out measures for local...

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...