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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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Last year, almost 10,000 people working in convenience stores were the victim of violence while doing their job, with similar numbers reported by big retail stores. The circumstances of these offences are simply responsible businesses and their employees upholding the law and keeping their communities safe by enforcing age restrictions, refusing to serve intoxicated customers or dealing with...

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New episode of the Local Shop Podcast is now live! This week, @ChrisNoice, @woodbines and @JMLowman talk about the… https://t.co/WJstQoaslp
New figures from the Home Office have revealed that 3 in 4 thefts reported lead to no suspect being identified, des… https://t.co/UIo6GnH6UN
ACS Gives Evidence to the Low Pay Commission https://t.co/mWmZzhOhvk https://t.co/3sK3NSvHNk
ACS: Government Must Act to Tackle Violence Against Shopworkers https://t.co/p66kjAUaxQ https://t.co/21JRwqWE71

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