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November

JTI launches pilot to support retailers on underage sales
22 November, 2013

Tobacco manufacturer JTI is launching a new initiative to support retailers in complying with the law on underage sales.

Rising costs threaten convenience retail business, says ACS
20 November, 2013

Damaging retail cost increases were the focus of yesterday’s annual Heart of the Community Conference organised by the Association of Convenience Stores, attended by more than 150 forecourt and convenience retailers.

PRA criticises Irish plain packaging decision
20 November, 2013

The PRA has criticised a decision by the Irish Republic’s government to move ahead with plain packaging for tobacco products.

Cigarette smugglers jailed
20 November, 2013

Seven men have been sentenced after more than 250,000 smuggled cigarettes were discovered in the fuel tanks of two HGV tractor units driven in from Poland.

Fire destroys roof at Dorking petrol station
20 November, 2013

Five fire engines and around 30 firefighters tackled a blaze at the Esso petrol station on the A24 London Road at Dorking in Surrey.

ACS advice for Chancellor ahead of Autumn Statement
20 November, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores has set out a series of recommendations to Chancellor George Osborne ahead of the Autumn Statement on December 4 to support convenience store retailers.

Coffee sales surge for Topaz
20 November, 2013

Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has revealed that sales of its Fairtrade coffee have risen to five million cups a year.

ACS urges review of use of police cautions
15 November, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to press ahead with a review of the use of cautions for offences such as shop theft.

RMI calls for tax cuts in Chancellor's autumn statement
15 November, 2013

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has called on the Chancellor to take action to stimulate growth in the economy and to lift burdens on consumers in his autumn statement on December 4.

Five-year sentence for tobacco fraudster
15 November, 2013

A man who tried to set up an illegal tobacco factory capable of manufacturing tonnes of illicit shisha tobacco, has been sentenced to five years in jail. Mbarak Gowie, from Wembley, was convicted in his absence, for evading nearly £500,000 in duty and tax. Gowie failed to turn up last week during the trial and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?