From banning tobacco displays to binning batteries, bumping up business rates or even banishing sweets to the top shelf, it's easy to understand why even the most diligent of retailers could feel bogged down by the laws, wacky proposals and voluntary codes of practice that preside over the small stores industry.

But never fear, C-Store and the ACS are here. We've waded through the quagmire to pick out the laws that affect you and your store now; those which could sink you in the future; and those which you can simply step over

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Legislation: Alcohol
Legislation: Tobacco
Legislation: Employment
Legislation: Consumer Protection
Legislation: Environment
Legislation: In-store music
Legislation: Good cop, bad cop