What We Do
We are the UK and Ireland’s leading buying group in fashion, home, and leisure. We work with independent retailers and a global supplier partnership to negotiate exclusive discounts and help drive profitability. Discover more about our products and services.
We’re Associated Independent Stores
Associated Independent Stores (AIS) is the UK and Ireland’s leading fashion, home, and leisure buying and services group for independent retailers. We help our Members thrive by combining our collective strength, buying power, and expertise. Our Members profit from the level of buying power and services normally enjoyed by bigger high street chains, yet with no loss of their independence.
Payments made easy
Save time and money with our central payment system (CENPAC). As an AIS Member, you can pay all supplier invoices with one simple direct debit and get access to exclusive settlement discounts. As a supplier, you can receive regular centralised payments from stores all over the UK and Ireland.
Retail Buying and Merchandising
If you don’t have the expertise in-house or if you need support, our Retail Buying and Merchandising team can look after your planning, budgeting, trading, and stock management. Our one-stop-shop of retail expertise in the home and fashion sectors will help you stand out on the high street.
The latest news and updates from AIS
Discover more about independent retail, consumer trends and supplier news.