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The Association of Convenience Stores is the voice of over 33,500 local shops, supporting our members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities.

ACS’ core purpose is to lobby Government on the issues that make a difference to local shops, supported by an expanding research programme designed to discover new information about the convenience sector which can be used to inform decision making both in Government and with those involved directly in the sector.

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I’m really buzzing after a great hustings event today run by ACS with our friends at the Federation of Small Businesses.  After a general election campaign that has often seen politicians lurching from loudhailer sloganeering to robotic repetition of focus group-tested messages, with some pretty poor TV debates thrown in, today’s event saw my faith restored in good quality, substantive debate...

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We've called for proper reform of the business rates system in our submission to the Autumn Budget… https://t.co/AcPL4J4LDr
RT @katercarroll: All @ACS_LocalShops members can register here: https://t.co/1hvBalC3Xi Hope to see lots of @NisaRetail indie retailers t…
Financial Times featuring #localshopreport stats in their piece on the changing convenience sector today: https://t.co/T9FfKbQfTU
New tobacco Track and Trace proposals could impose 'significant time and cost burden' on retailers https://t.co/YsdBnqQ1IF

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