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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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For all the business debate that categories like food to go, and fresh and chilled (rightly) attract in our sector, the pre-occupations of politicians when it comes to local shops remain those categories that have the most direct impacts on the health of the people and communities we serve.  That's why, for as long as I can remember, politicians have looked for new ways to regulate tobacco and...

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Nottingham Retailers Discuss Concerns over Deposit Return Schemes and Business Rates with Local MP… https://t.co/ljflSf0dyP
Chief Executive's Blog: Striking the Right Balance https://t.co/Jp1cIgUlUj https://t.co/kP98X5SaGn
Over 100 Local Authorities Still Yet to Distribute Discretionary Relief to Businesses https://t.co/c4zEWUwO36 https://t.co/J6tfrDS3nl
CMA announces provisional findings on Tesco/Booker merger, concluding that there would be no significant lessening… https://t.co/o80YxQ9T4I

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