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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 submitted evidence to the Government’s... Click here
Today, (19th May), new #ShopKind Champions from across the retail industry, policing... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched new comprehensive guide for... Click here

Twitter Updates

RT @ChrisNoice: I’ll be giving evidence to the Welsh Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee from 11:00am today on the cost of doing bus…
RT @NBCS_Tweet: We’ve recently partnered with #ShopKind to encourage people to be kind towards shop workers. There’s a growing problem of a…
ACS Highlights Vital Role of Local Shops in APPG on the Future of Retail
RT @HopesofLongtown: Rising costs podcast for @thetimes if you listen every part of the food chain is impacted and all are adapting to surv…