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

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Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to new figures from the Office... Click here
ACS has launched new guidance for retailers to help them comply with upcoming tobacco... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has announced a new partnership with the... Click here
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Latest blog

I’ve just looked back on a blog I wrote in September about the Scottish Government’s proposals to... Click here

Twitter Updates

ACS Calls on Retailers to Complete the National Living Wage Survey
RT @079Jenny: Great message . Well done all !
RT @TalkingRetail: Tobacco track and trace application process opens for multi-site retailers #retail #tobacco
RT @CStoreMagazine: Track and Trace application process opens for multi-site retailers

ACS in the News

  • 24.04.2019 Guidance offered on track and trace tobacco regulations
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  • 24.04.2019 Data trends reveal how the nature of convenience is changing
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  • 23.04.2019 Tobacco track and trace application process opens for multi-site retailers
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  • 18.04.2019 Violence call for evidence
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  • 17.04.2019 Diploma in Convenience Retailing offered by university
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  • 15.04.2019 IACS 2018 Annual Review published today
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