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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.

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, Communications Executive at

Latest press releases

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is working in partnership with Alzheimer’s... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has pledged to work with the government and... Click here
Bookings are now open for the convenience and local shop sector’s pre-eminent political... Click here

Twitter Updates

RT @TalkingRetail: ACS to host online Dementia Friends training for convenience sector #retail #community #dementia

ACS in the News

  • 08.08.2020 Dementia Friends: ACS to host online training sessions for retailers
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  • 07.08.2020 ACS welcomes planning reform consultation
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  • 03.08.2020 Fuel retailers need more support to transition to electric vehicles
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  • 02.08.2020 Push for beer, wine and spirits to be sold at petrol stations
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  • 31.07.2020 Ofgem proposes transparency on energy contracts
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  • 31.07.2020 Local shops need a consistent response to crime
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