ACS: Get Involved with the Great Get Together 2019!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to get involved with this year’s Great Get Together, taking place this weekend (21st-23rd June).

The Great Get Together celebrates people and businesses taking part in community activities together. This could include a range of activities from hosting coffee mornings, being part of a village fete to putting on a barbecue or any other local community activity.

An estimated 300,000 people got involved with last year’s Great Get Together across 4,500 events with 83% of people saying that they met someone new at their Get Together.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “The Great Get Together is a fantastic opportunity for people and businesses to get involved with events and meet the people in their communities. Convenience stores have a unique reach into the areas that they serve and they play a key role for their customers, especially for those who may be more vulnerable and otherwise isolated. We encourage retailers to support and take part in the Great Get Together as a way to help tackle loneliness and isolation in their local area."

Figures from the 2018 Local Shop Report show that over the last year, 81% of independent retailers engaged in some form of community activity.

For more information and to take part, visit

If you’re planning to take part in the Great Get Together, you can also share your pictures and videos online using the hashtag #GreatGetTogether and #moreincommon

This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 21/06/2019 - 16:50