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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 Office for National Statistics recently published new figures on different types of crime in England and Wales, including a range of offences that sometimes have as their victims convenience store retailers and their staff. The figure that got the most attention (in our sector at least) was the small decline in reported shop theft. It’s well worth exploring this statistic and looking at...

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RT @JMLowman: Huge issue for our sector. What role can we play in a deposit return scheme, and how will it work practically? We’ve been doi…
Plans announced this morning to make retailers take back bottles and cans manually as part of a deposit return sche… https://t.co/XG3uJzAsju
ACS: Government Urged to Guarantee Access to Cash for Consumers https://t.co/lyZ8mEfSGn https://t.co/oZ2BAnwwIi
This is positive news, which will help to drive growth in the electric vehicle charging network. We've got more inf… https://t.co/ZJVaSJk7e1

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