Rural event goes digital

ACS local shop

THE Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) will launch its Rural Shop Report this month in a virtual event on 23 February.

Speakers at the ACS event will include the association’s communications director Chris Noice, rural retailer Christine Hope of Hopes of Longtown, Herefordshire, and a keynote address from a UK Government minister.

ACS chief executive James Lowman will also host a virtual panel session.

Lowman said: “This launch event will provide politicians, retailers and suppliers with a first look at the data from this year’s Rural Shop Report, which is the definitive report on this vital part of the retail sector.”

Retailers can book their place at the event via the ACS website.