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

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Latest press releases

The Association of Convenience Stores’ 2018 Crime Report has revealed a significant rise... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to the Chancellor’s Spring... Click here
The charity Crimestoppers and The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are today... Click here
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There's been a lot of debate recently about the sale of energy drinks to children.  It's... Click here

Twitter Updates

The Times (£) reporting on the figures in the #ACSCrimeReport, highlighting the impact of shop theft on retailers
RT @JMLowman: The @ACS_LocalShops animation on managing violence and abuse in store is freely available here - ask your colleagues to spend…
RT @JMLowman: @woodbines now running through @ACS_LocalShops crime prevention guidance, which is included in #ACSCrimeReport and also launc…
RT @JMLowman: Gary Brown: convenience sector reporting more, and with good quality data. Card transactions most common issue, also distract…

ACS in the News

  • 20.03.2018 ACS report reveals true cost of crime
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