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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 Hunsley, Communications Manager at

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a consultation on the future... Click here
DEFRA Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Benyon has been confirmed to speak at the... Click here
Business and retail groups including the Association of Convenience Stores, the British... Click here

Twitter Updates

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