Taking place at the Vox in Birmingham alongside the National Convenience Show, ACS Conference24 is a must-attend event for anyone in the convenience sector looking to grow their business, build valuable relationships, and get exclusive insights on how to prepare for the future.



Bira work as the voice of independent retail businesses, fighting for a level playing field for the independent sector. They provide support on areas of strain like business rates, parking and staffing and offer savings on key business outgoings like card processing, business insurance, legal advice and more.

By joining Bira you can Support their efforts and get exclusive rates and discounts on essential retail services. Join Bira and get 25% off your first year of membership*! Use voucher code FOODSHOW25.



The FDF is a powerful voice for the UK’s vibrant, resilient and diverse food and drink manufacturing industry. For over 100 years, the FDF has successfully contributed to policy-making and legislative development, championing their members’ views – large and small – on the critical issues of the day. They bring together business, government and stakeholders to ensure manufacturers have the right conditions to grow, invest and employ while continuing to produce high-quality, nutritious and affordable food and drink. With more than 1,000 members – from the most recognisable global brands to the most innovative start-ups – the FDF represents the largest manufacturing sector in the country.


The Federation of Independent Retailers (the Fed), formerly the NFRN, is a trade association founded in 1919 which supports over 10,000 independent retailers and small businesses. The Fed’s support, practical help and exclusive deals enable members to make money, save money and make business easier. The Fed works with a wide range of partners to bring great brands, and the latest products and services to our members.




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British Baker is about the people, products, and businesses at the heart of the baking industry. Our reach spans the whole sector from plant, craft, and in-store bakeries to ingredients and equipment suppliers and more. Daily news, analysis, interviews, and insight are delivered through our website with a free email newsletter delivered three times a week. Our print publication is published six times a year with each edition tightly themed around specific topics. We also host the Baking Industry Awards and Britain’s Best Loaf events.


The market-leading website for retailers in the convenience store industry - whether independent, affiliated to a symbol group or part of a chain. Via daily newsletters and social media, provides insight and analysis on the sector, as well as retailer profiles and in-depth features on the key product categories sold through convenience stores.

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Food Manufacture aims to equip operations managers and technical managers in all sizes of UK food and drink manufacturing businesses to face the latest industry challenges through online multimedia feature and news content and face-to-face events. routinely reaches an average of over 133,000 unique users monthly, while its allied jobs site, Foodmanjobs, attracts thousands of specialist applications every month.

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Forecourt Trader is the major source of information for the petrol-retailing sector. Targeted at independent retailers, all those connected to the industry seek it out for its strong mix of news, industry and retailer profiles, as well as scheduled features that cover all categories of a service station operation at length, on both the equipment and shop side of the business.

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Lumina Intelligence inspires the global food and drink industry with deep, actionable insights powered by the world’s best analytics technology. Our global consumer and shopper data platform combines advanced analytics and insight to explain every measure of behaviour, from planning and conducting a shop to choosing where to eat and drink across retail and hospitality markets.

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MCA delivers leading coverage of the UK’s dynamic eating and drinking out market, to keep operators, suppliers and investors informed of the latest developments in the industry.

Delivered via daily digital newsletters and breaking news alerts, a comprehensive website, monthly issue, and podcasts, MCA also offers a series of market-leading events to bring together the senior tier, adding value with exclusive insight, news and relationship-building opportunities.

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MTJ is a social and event brand that celebrates independent retail butchers based in the UK, through social media, high-profile butchery events and an awareness week for the industry.


The Morning Advertiser remains the UK’s leading provider of news and business information to the pub and bar sector. Launched in 1794, the title has grown to cater for the entire industry, from directors of large pub companies to independent free houses. The MA is the brand that those new to the sector trust when entering the trade and helps them build to become award-winning, multiple operators. Within the MA’s extensive digital and event portfolio is our Top 50 series recognising the best places to eat, drink and sleep across the UK.


Restaurant is the market leading platform providing news, inspiration and advice to the hospitality industry and reaches key decision makers across our core communities including restaurants, street food, casual dining, pubs & bars, hotels and chefs. Our events portfolio includes The Restaurant Show, National Restaurant Awards, R200, Generation Next, Hostech and more. 

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The Grocer leads the market as the UK’s only paid-for online service and weekly magazine with coverage of the whole FMCG sector. Customers range from directors of large multiples to independent retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, as well as growers, food processors, manufacturers, key opinion formers and the national media. The Grocer is the premier information source for the UK grocery and FMCG sector, and the first port of call for decision-makers looking for the latest exclusive commentary on the industry’s major developments.


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