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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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This week the Centre for Social Justice has published a report called Desperate for a Fix, focusing on tackling retail crime and calling for fresh thinking at a national and local level to find policies that can address the increases in theft and other crime that retailers have experienced recently.  ACS sponsored this report, but it's independent work by a respected policy thinker (and former...

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Ahead of the ACS/PRA Forecourt Conference on July 3rd, Professor Sabine Benoit has a short survey for you to fill i… https://t.co/pVItnNnvTG
RT @ChrisNoice: I'll be talking to @BBC3CR at around 10:15 this morning for @ACS_LocalShops about the robbery/burglary figures that were pu…
RT @ChrisNoice: From today’s Sunday Times - the percentage of shop thefts solved by police has more than halved in the last five years. @AC
MPs are raising concerns about the number of shop theft offences in their constituencies. In total, shop theft cost… https://t.co/7r2IQaoa17

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