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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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Hopefully you’ve seen our 2018 Local Shop Report, launched (appropriately, perhaps) at the National Space Centre in Leicester.  There’s loads of data in the report, some of it from our own research, and some kindly provided by our friends at HIM, IGD, William Reed and Experian.  You can go through the information that’s most relevant to your business, but I want to think a bit more deeply...

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RT @foodnetworking: Looking forward to some time tomorrow with the Association of Convenience Stores members @ACS_LocalShops . Always grea…
Tim Shipman Confirmed to Speak at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference https://t.co/rGJDdIt3qg https://t.co/51V37dyT0r
ACS’ Heart of the Community will explore the future of work in the convenience sector. Book your place now… https://t.co/Gxhdc8jYej
Read ACS chief exec @JMLowman's latest blog on what the employment figures in the 2018 #LocalShopReport mean for th… https://t.co/rXhhVgwIL2

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