More than 90% of convenience retailers have no concerns about their tobacco display ban compliance, according to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).
An ACS survey of more than 1,200 retailers revealed that 36% had been visited by Trading Standards since the ban was enforced on 6 April - with no issues raised about compliance. Another 58% of stores reported that while they hadn’t had a visit, they had no concerns about compliance.
Just 2% said they had a visit which resulted in concerns being raised about their gantry, while another 4% said that they were concerned about compliance but had not had a visit.
Trading Standards manager Brandon Cook from Staffordshire County Council said: “It is really pleasing to know that there is a high compliance rate.”