James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, brings the latest view from the lobbying group.

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General Election priorities

By James Lowman

The forthcoming General Election is about far more than Brexit, argues ACS’ James Lowman

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Domestic policy is back in the news

By James Lowman

The Queen’s Speech last week, while still pretty Brexit heavy, was a refreshing return to government setting out its domestic legislative intentions in the coming months.

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Showing the importance of c-stores

By James Lowman

Every year since 2012 we have published the Local Shop Report, our annual look at the convenience sector, and this year’s is the most comprehensive report yet, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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The value of the local c-store

By James Lowman

ACS’ Community Barometer seeks to find out which services the public want, as well as how essential those services are, explains chief executive James Lowman.

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Why ‘all in’ DRS is bad news for retailers

By James Lowman

Last week, as Theresa May’s premiership approached its end, we saw government ministers and departments releasing consultations, statements, statistics and policy announcements as a final parting shot before the summer recess and the likely formation of a new cabinet, writes the ACS’ James Lowman.

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Assured advice for all retailers

By James Lowman

While there’s no doubt that our exit from the European Union is still grabbing most of the headlines, there are plenty of rules and regulation changes to keep retailers occupied on a day-to-day basis, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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