One Stop has become the first multiple member to join the Association of Convenience Stores following the association’s rule change last year.

In December, ACS members voted to allow members into its fold. Previously, to join the ACS a retailer’s primary activity had to be convenience retail – meaning mults like Tesco and Sainsbury’s were not allowed to join.

“It’s a really positive step for One Stop and the ACS to be working together again,” said One Stop CEO Tony Reed.

“The ACS does an excellent job in ensuring the government is aware of the issues facing our sector and we believe we can play a part by getting involved and helping to raise the profile of their work.”

ACS chief executive James Lowman added: “We are delighted to welcome One Stop into ACS membership, further strengthening our voice as a body which represents a wide range of convenience retailers on key issues to Government. We look forward to working with One Stop in the future.”