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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

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Twitter Updates

It's important to remember that there may be some customers who need some extra support during this period of uncer…
Supplier News: LocoSoco Group- Shares for Space
The Government has launched Workplace Safety Guidance to help employers and employees work safely during the corona…
ACS: Save the Date for Summit20 and the Local Shop Report Launch!

ACS in the News

  • 01.06.2020 COVID-19 and food supply examined - News from Parliament
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  • 28.05.2020 ACS responds to Victims’ Code consultation
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  • 28.05.2020 Trading Standards provides clarity on age verifications and face coverings
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  • 22.05.2020 Council warning over menthol cigarette sales in Plymouth
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  • 21.05.2020 Universe Group Revenues up 12.8%, gross profit margin at 51.8%
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  • 20.05.2020 Menthol cigarettes are now banned in the UK
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