Some of the industry’s leading retailers, suppliers and experts will be providing insight and analysis of the future of the sector at this year’s ACS Summit on 19 April.

Speakers at Summit16, which is being held at the Birmingham NEC, include: Spar chief executive Debbie Robinson; US c-store chain Wawa chief executive Chris Gheysens; P&H COO Helen Buck; and Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby.

High-profile c-store retailers Dean Holborn and Paul Stone will present the Battle of the Best segment, which will feature stores from across the UK including the new Simply Fresh store in St James’ Park tube station in London, CRA award-winning Costcutter Farnworth in Bolton, and a Scotfresh store in Glasgow, among others.

In the countdown to Summit16, the ACS is also calling on retailers to submit their photos of great in-store ideas that they’ve either seen in other stores or installed in their own stores. Inspiring photos can be emailed to