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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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Enter the Great British High Street Awards 2018! https://t.co/puzAyMuTtC #MYHIGHSTREET https://t.co/J8AZaRgsYJ
MPs are raising their concerns about shop theft. We’re calling on PCCs to play their part and sign our pledge to he… https://t.co/5o5JpG8Gh8
Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins acknowledged the recommendations of the @csjthinktank report on shop theft. Re… https://t.co/9phbFiXuKU
Shop theft cost each store in the convenience sector over £1,700 on average last year. We're calling on retailers t… https://t.co/t44tfid0S0

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