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

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

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has criticised the Government for rejecting... Click here
The Government have responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on hand car... Click here
ACS has called on HMRC to publish details of the application process for tobacco track... Click here
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The Office for National Statistics recently published new figures on different types of crime in... Click here

Twitter Updates

ACS: Government Urged to Guarantee Access to Cash for Consumers
This is positive news, which will help to drive growth in the electric vehicle charging network. We've got more inf…
RT @ukhomeoffice: Crime Minister Victoria Atkins met with key partners like @the_brc and @ACS_LocalShops today to discuss how to protect re…
ACS: Minister for Crime Plans to Protect Shopworkers from Violence

ACS in the News

  • 15.02.2019 Video surveillance technology keeps Post Office secure
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  • 15.02.2019 Property expert highlights resilience of convenience sector
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  • 13.02.2019 PayPoint One retailers get free ACS membership - Scottish Local Retailer
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  • 13.02.2019 ACS calls for clarity on new tobacco regulations
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  • 13.02.2019 Home Office minister to examine options to tackle retail crime
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  • 13.02.2019 Minister for Crime to call for evidence on protecting shop workers from violence
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