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Minister vows response to calls for action on violent retail crime

Victoria Atkins met with retail associations and trade unions to discuss retail crime

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PCC calls for more police recognition of business crime

22 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has underlined the “critical importance” of business crime protection and called for more recognition of the effects of retail crime.


HMRC clamps down on illicit tobacco sellers on Facebook

14 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The net is closing in on criminals who sell illicit tobacco via social media sites such as Facebook, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

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ACS urges greater protection for shop workers

14 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government to introduce new protections for shop workers in the UK.


Police cuts put convenience stores at frontline of crime

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The personal safety of retailers across the country is being put at risk as stores trade against a backdrop of rising crime and a slide in police funding, store owners have warned. 

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Retailer's gantry removed after illicit tobacco sales conviction

09 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A Blackburn-based retailer has had his gantry removed by Imperial after being convicted for possession of counterfeit tobacco.

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Tougher action urged as illicit tobacco sales hit 'crisis point'

08 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Far greater street level action on illicit tobacco is sorely needed to help protect the profits of responsible retailers.


Public confidence in the police declining, say MPs

07 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth (19%) since 2010-11, with public confidence in the police “declining”, according to MPs.

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Central England Co-op launches new security measures

02 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Central England Co-op has launched a range of new security measures in an effort to combat crime.


Policing cash injection needed to maintain public safety, MPs say

25 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

There will be “dire consequences” for public safety if more money is not spent on policing by the government, a parliamentary report warns.

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Retailer Jonathan James hires store detectives to combat theft

23 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Two store detectives working for high-profile retailer Jonathan James apprehended 39 thieves, six of whom were carrying knives, in their first full week on duty in one of his stores.

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Latest figures don't reveal full extent of shop theft, says ACS

18 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Latest official figures revealing only a modest increase in shoplifting do not reveal the true extent of theft against retailers, according to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).


MP tables bill to protect retail workers from abuse

15 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A new bill tabled in Parliament aims to protect retail workers who sell age-restricted products.


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Focus on energy drinks

12 Dec 2018 | By James Lowman

Store owners should debate selling energy drinks to children with their community, says James.

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