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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, Head of Communications. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email

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Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on the Welsh Government to... Click here
ACS has responded to new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime... Click here
ACS has welcomed the proposed introduction of a new Sentencing Bill in the Queen’s Speech... Click here

Twitter Updates

RT @ChrisNoice: Here's the intro to the panel on food from this year's Heart of the Community conference. You can also listen to the whole…
ACS: Welsh Healthy Weight Strategy Must Consider Impact on Small Shops
New ONS figures show a fall in the number of reported shop thefts, but this doesn't reflect what's actually happeni…
RT @SamanthaBrick: If you only have time to read one thing today-make it this by @hwallop A touching, moving tribute to the late owner of h…

ACS in the News

  • 17.10.2019 Welsh healthy weight strategy must consider impact on small shops, ACS says
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  • 17.10.2019 Shoplifting figures do not reflect true extent of crime, retail organisations say
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  • 16.10.2019 Psychological impact of retail violence ‘can be worse than physical’
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  • 16.10.2019 ACS welcomes sentencing Bill in Queen's Speech
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  • 16.10.2019 Deposit return scheme could hit cashflow at small stores
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  • 16.10.2019 Convenience stores ‘set to replace bank branches’
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