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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

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

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has signed a letter alongside fifty retail... Click here
New research published today by the Association of Convenience Stores has found that UK... Click here
Retailers and wholesalers have written to the Government raising concerns about ongoing... Click here

Twitter Updates

Speakers Announced for ACS’ Heart of the Community 2019!
Here @JMLowman highlights the need for change in the business rates system to ensure that it supports small busines…
The Mirror: Asda, Boots and Morrisons join forces to try and save the high street - featuring comments from…
Talking Retail: Retailers demand business rate fixes to save the high street - featuring comments from @JMLowman

ACS in the News

  • 19.08.2019 Asda和Boots等敦促改革商业税率体系
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  • 14.08.2019 Questions over fair business rates for online retailers as just seven shops pay more than U.S. internet giant Amazon
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  • 14.08.2019 ACS supports call for business rates reform
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  • 14.08.2019 Greggs and Pret among 50 firms urging rates shake-up
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  • 13.08.2019 Retailers sign letter to Chancellor demanding the fix of business rates
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  • 13.08.2019 Retailers call for Chancellor to fix 'broken business rates system'
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