Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram ACS Podcasts Contact details Email us


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, Communications Director. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email

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

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has briefed Peers ahead of the Second Reading... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a consultation from the... Click here
Local shops have welcomed the Government’s decision to allow 16 and 17 year olds to... Click here

Twitter Updates

RT @twocitiesnickie: 🛍 I want to say Thank You to our brilliant local shops across the #TwoCities and welcome @acs_localshops Local Shop Re…
Book Your Place at ACS’ Heart of the Community!
During a parliamentary debate on abuse of public facing workers @_OliviaBlake highlighted findings from our Crime R…
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of #TheConvenienceAwards!