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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. In 2012, we expanded this lobbying activity to provide authoritative information about the convenience sector through a number of research projects, including the Voice of Local Shops Survey and the annual Local Shop Report.

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All press enquiries should be directed to Chris Noice, Communications Director. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email

If you would like to be added to ACS’ press release list please contact Chloe Heyde, Communications Manager at

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RT @_businesswales: Everyday activities like shopping can present challenges for vulnerable customers. The @ACS_LocalShops (ACS) has prod…
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