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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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Urgent action needed in Budget to mitigate impact of rates increases after RPI reaches 3.9% https://t.co/lpJPdDI4LU
RT @ChristieCoUK: Our Retail team is at @ACS_LocalShops Heart of the Community event, talking about retailer impact & role in local communi…
RT @LukeGrahamMP: Discussing small business investment and support with @ACS_LocalShops thanks to @scottmann4NC for hosting https://t.co/dx…

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