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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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Hopefully you’ve seen our 2018 Local Shop Report, launched (appropriately, perhaps) at the National Space Centre in Leicester.  There’s loads of data in the report, some of it from our own research, and some kindly provided by our friends at HIM, IGD, William Reed and Experian.  You can go through the information that’s most relevant to your business, but I want to think a bit more deeply...

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ACS’ Heart of the Community conference will explore how key policy debates could impact convenience retailers. Book… https://t.co/PaaxIMIkAy
Alan Campbell MP Meets Local Retailer On Retail Crime and Rates https://t.co/A41ZU13a69 https://t.co/cNZF7ddPAG
ACS Calls on Retailers to Write to their PCCs on Impact of Shop Theft https://t.co/imxIGbUcgz https://t.co/k8vxmQyTSr
Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP is confirmed for ACS’ Heart of the Community. What do you think the Gover… https://t.co/a4T3eg3wyD

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