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ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is the voice of the UK's 49,000+ local shops, supporting our members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities.


Our membership includes a diverse range of convenience store retailers, from stand-alone family run independent stores to symbol groups to multiple convenience stores. These retailers operate in neighbourhoods, villages, on petrol forecourts and in city centres.

ACS’ core purpose is to lobby Government on the issues that make a difference to local shops. We represent the interests of retailers on a range of issues, including business rates, energy, regulation, planning, alcohol and many more. All of our submissions to Government can be found in the Lobbying section.

ACS also provides networking and events packages for suppliers. These leading companies are invaluable supporters of ACS and the wider convenience sector.

Contact Us

For media enquiries, please contact Chris Noice on 01252 533013 or email [email protected]

For membership enquiries, please contact Katie Noice on 01252 533006 or email [email protected]

Association of Convenience Stores, Federation House, 17 Farnborough St, Farnborough, GU14 8AG

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