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.

Contact Us

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

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

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation... Click here
ACS has welcomed the launch of a new inquiry led by the Housing, Communities and Local... Click here
ACS has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that it will seek to work towards a... Click here
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Latest blog

We’re asking for your help in completing our National Living Wage survey and I hope and expect we’... Click here

Twitter Updates

Book Now for the ACS/PRA Forecourt Conference 2018
General Data Protection Regulations Come Into Force on May 25th
Book Your Free Place at the 2018 Local Shop Report Launch
ACS Calls for a Clampdown on Unregulated Hand Car Washes

ACS in the News

  • 27.05.2018 How convenience stores are surviving the retail storm
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  • 25.05.2018 ACS calls for clarity on tobacco ‘track and trace’ rules
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  • 25.05.2018 E-payments and technology
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  • 23.05.2018 Shop theft cost convenience stores in Delyn over £125,000 last year
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  • 21.05.2018 ACS calls for clampdown on unregulated hand car washes
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  • 18.05.2018 Plastics storm for independents
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