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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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ACS Highlights Essential Role of Convenience Stores on Future High Streets https://t.co/H6XCjsHPzC https://t.co/VhcF6ZgGdr
Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins responds to a question on the £200 threshold for shop theft offences, noting t… https://t.co/Idn42J20jX
RT @dowling_steve: Great to be at the launch of the high street awards 2018, all about celebrating and supporting businesses that together…
Edward Argar MP acknowledged the recommendations of the @csjthinktank report on shop theft. Read the report, Desper… https://t.co/x01NUAoqJs

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