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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 reminding retailers about the upcoming ban... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called for the police chiefs and the... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to... Click here

Twitter Updates

Book your place at Summit20, the unmissable event for anyone involved with the convenience sector!…
Book Now for ACS’ Trip to EuroShop!
ACS Urges Retailers to Prepare for the Upcoming Menthol Ban
RT @TalkingRetail: Police funding must focus on violence in local shops #retail #crime

ACS in the News

  • 23.01.2020 ACS urges retailers to prepare for upcoming menthol ban
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  • 23.01.2020 Police funding must focus on violence in local shops
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  • 22.01.2020 Registration for ACS’ Dementia Friends training opens
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  • 17.01.2020 Editor’s comment: Tackling dementia
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  • 16.01.2020 ACS aims to create 25,000 Dementia Friends in convenience sector
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  • 16.01.2020 Retail sector pushes government to act to protect colleagues
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