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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

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Latest press releases

Today (28th June) new provisions come into force to make attacking an individual who... Click here
The Welsh Government has launched a new strategy to regenerate the retail sector in Wales... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is reminding retailers about the upcoming... Click here

Twitter Updates

NEW: How local shops are helping communities manage their money during the cost of living crisis, despite facing th…
RT @ChrisNoice: I'll be speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live in the next hour for @ACS_LocalShops on the verbal and physical abuse faced by shopwor…
There’s just less than one week until our Power, Mobility and Convenience Conference, taking place online on 5th Ju…
PCSC Act: New Aggravated Offence Protecting Shopworkers Comes into Force