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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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It feels like a bit of a fool’s errand trying to pick out from party conference season the hard policy news related to convenience stores.  Let’s not kid ourselves, these events aren’t about setting a detailed policy agenda, they are about big messages played to the base of activists and to the media, and ambitious politicians raising their profile with both of those audiences. This year’s...

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ACS: Convenience Sector More Relevant than Ever to Political Agenda https://t.co/fkVaKNpWta https://t.co/MU1NbFHyCt
Fantastic address from Small Business Minister @KellyTolhurst, outlining the government’s support for the convenien… https://t.co/tVjEuJEhZH
RT @TLMpaulmuncey: Last session this afternoon at the @ACS_LocalShops Heart of the Community on People, before moving to the reception at t…
Highlighting the difference between ‘best before’ (it’s ok) and ‘use by’ (you may die!) can help retailers and cons… https://t.co/cmzxM5Oeok

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