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13 Jul 2020

Following the recent Government announcement pledging extra investment and funding for businesses hiring an apprentice, Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training)...

9 Jul 2020

With the additional Government funding and Activate Cycle Academy's launch of a brand new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics there has never been a better time to take on an...

8 Jul 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority is leading a Digital Markets Taskforce to provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for...

8 Jul 2020

Coronavirus is clearly having a huge impact on retail workers but one ofthe impacts that is often overlooked is its effect on the mental wellbeing of those working in our stores.

7 Jul 2020

The Government has now published its response to the Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse towards shop staff which closed in June 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

1 Jul 2020

Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from this Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns...

1 Jul 2020

The FCA are requesting that firms now prepare for phased move to FCA's new data collection platform RegData.

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ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey Reveals How Stores Have Adapted Since Lockdown

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

New findings from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) have revealed the challenges faced by retailers and colleagues since the lockdown, and the changes that they have made in store to keep their communities going.

ACS are a member of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), a well-established organisation representing c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK.

The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey shows that while two thirds of essential stores have seen sales increase in the last two months, a third have seen a fall in sales with 26% reporting that sales have fallen significantly.

Forecourts, city centre stores and those near transport hubs are the most likely to have been negatively affected, with neighbourhood and rural stores likely to have seen an increase in sales.

The survey highlights the work that retailers have done to adapt their businesses since the start of the lockdown. Home delivery has been a huge growth area for the sector, with 62% of stores now providing some form of delivery service.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • 37% of retailers report that supply into their stores has been impacted to a very large extent
  • More than half of stores (56%) offer ‘card not present' transactions, enabling volunteers to shop for vulnerable people locally
  • Just 4% of retailers have received a loan through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Violence and verbal abuse has increased in 40% of stores

The ACS Covid-19 Impact Survey was carried out between 13th April and 1st May and includes a sample representing 4,896 stores. For more information on the full survey, please visit acs.org.uk.

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