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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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The UK’s approach to immigration, announced on Wednesday 19 December with the publication of a consultation paper on the rules that we will enforce after the UK’s exit from the European Union, will of course have implications for the convenience sector. From talking with government officials and members, and consulting our own research, my assessment is that the secondary impacts of this...

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Listen to ACS chief executive @JMLowman talk about the launch of our 2019 Welsh Local Shop Report. Read the full re… https://t.co/bvyVD5pqXD
We are calling on AMs to support the Statement of Opinion tabled by @jfinchsaunders recognising the value of conven… https://t.co/1mwUeSEeJN
RT @thoughtsfromhim: Our expert panel hosted by @ronyhegs of @TheGrocer includes @JMLowman of @ACS_LocalShops, Alan Mahon of @BrewGoodr and…
RT @ChrisNoice: Busy morning, recorded a new episode of the Local Shop podcast with @steveoneill77 and @JMLowman earlier on tech, and now k…

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