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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 chris.noice@acs.org.uk.

If you would like to be added to ACS’ press release list please contact Chloe Heyde at chloe.heyde@acs.org.uk

Latest press releases

The winners of the 2018 Great British High Street Awards (GBHS) have been announced. The... Click here
ACS has welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee’s report into hand car washes, which... Click here
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government to introduce new... Click here
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So what do you think’s going to happen, then?  No deal, no Brexit, Theresa May’s deal, or some... Click here

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ACS in the News

  • 20.11.2018 Supermarkets failing to enforce voluntary ban on energy drinks
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  • 20.11.2018 Supermarkets failing to enforce voluntary energy drinks ban
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  • 18.11.2018 UK’s biggest collaborative push to improve recycling on-the-go launches
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  • 17.11.2018 Winter is coming ... it's time to get your chimney swept: Top tips on doing vital home maintenance
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  • 15.11.2018 Retail violence: Better protection call for shop workers
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  • 15.11.2018 Spar UK MD to become Central England Co-op CEO
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