Ministers to consult on confectionery display controls

The government will also consult on banning the sale of energy drinks to children

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Energy drink choice

MPs hold inquiry into energy drinks health fears

13 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

An influential committee of MPs have held an inquiry into the possible effects that energy drinks have on the mental and physical health of children and young people.

Staff living wage

ACS urges caution in future National Living Wage rises

04 Jun 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores has urged the Low Pay Commission to consider the impact of future increases in wage rates on the labour market.

Milk-Based Drinks

Dairy UK responds to calls from MPs to extend soft drinks levy

01 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Dairy UK has responded to calls from an influential committee of MPs to extend the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to milk-based drinks.

Tobacco gantry

Retailers in the dark over new tobacco codes

30 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Urgent clarity is being called for on new track and trace regulations for tobacco products, which will place a number of additional new burdens on retailers and potentially prevent them from purchasing tobacco.


Brand loyalty not sales hit by tobacco changes

29 May 2018 Updated: 01 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

UK plain packaging legislation and European Tobacco Product Directive (EUTPD) laws - banning the sale of small tobacco packs - appear to be failing in their missions to curtail tobacco sales.


Scottish retailers upbeat about Minimum Unit Pricing

29 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Scottish retailers remain positive about the impact of minimum unit pricing, nearly a month after the legislation was introduced in Scotland on May 1.

Tobacco gantry

'Track and trace' tobacco legislation to impact retailers

21 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tobacco retailers will have to apply for unique codes before they will be able to order tobacco stock under new ’track and trace’ tobacco controls, designed to help curb the illicit trade.

Plastic Bottles

ACS raises plastic tax concerns with Treasury

18 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the government not to tax retailers when considering measures to reduce single use plastics.


MPs launch inquiry into the future of England's high streets

11 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

MPs have launched an inquiry into the future of England’s high streets and town centres.

Cash machine

ACS and SGF raise concerns with MPs over ATM removals

04 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The ACS and SGF have raised concerns with MPs over the potential impact of the removal of ATMs on local consumers, especially in rural areas.


No need to panic over data laws, store owners told

01 May 2018 Updated: 04 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging small businesses “not to panic” less than one month prior to the implementation of hard-hitting new data protection laws.

Cash machine

SGF urges Scottish Parliament to make banks business-friendly

25 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation is urging the Scottish Parliament to put pressure on banks to reconsider the needs of independent retailers and other small businesses.

dear jac

What a fag

01 Jun 2018

Justine Vokes wanted to know whether anyone would supply her with a vending machine…


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Richard Inglis

Turn to tech to keep you running

12 Jun 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

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