Call to rethink display ban
Published:  08 January, 2010

The Association of Convenience Stores has written to shadow ministers to ask for a full review of legislation banning tobacco displays in shops if there is a change of government.

The body has warned that the cost of retailers implementing the ban on displays has been severely underestimated.

In its response to government consultation on the legislation, the body claimed the cost of installing flaps over existing gantries would be around £1,840 per store. Government estimates are between £210 and £850.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We have also found the proposal would cause significant problems for staff in the daily activities of serving customers and restocking.

“The slowing of service times will harm customers and the cost? of the ban would continue to grow over time.”




Site Search

COMMENT

What makes wine special

Reaching the 50th instalment of Hemming’s Way is hardly the biggest milestone, but I don’t need much of an excuse to pour myself a glass of champagne before getting dressed. It’s a better reason than I had for all 49 other instalments, anyway. Not that that stopped me.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter