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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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We had a really great day in Cardiff last week, launching the Welsh Local Shop Report which gives all the facts and figures on the contribution that our members make to communities and the economy in Wales.  It’s a really positive story: more store per head than any other part of the UK, 25,000 jobs, £49m of investment, and a higher proportion of that going into providing essential services...

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RT @slrmag: @ACS_LocalShops Great day. Really informative and enjoyable.
Fantastic turnout at our Technology Showcase, we got to see some great innovations and a look into the future of co… https://t.co/6GpDQgX4pR
Thanks to everyone who attended our Hosted One2Ones, a great event bringing retailers and suppliers together to imp… https://t.co/Bbgl8fGXSs
RT @raaj_c: Lots of business taking place at @ACS_LocalShops Hosted one2ones #talkingretail https://t.co/Yap9vPGMlZ

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