Since 1953, the American Council on Consumer Interests, ACCI, has been a leading membership organization for academicians and other professionals involved in consumer and family economics. ACCI is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The mission of ACCI is to enhance consumer and family economic well-being.

ACCI fulfills its mission through activities that include:

  • A peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes cutting edge scholarship focusing on consumer and family economic issues;
  • A multidisciplinary conference where high quality scholarship on consumer and family economic issues is presented and discussed;
  • Awards that recognize research as well as service in the areas of consumer science; and
  • Special projects that promote the exchange of ideas among those interested in consumer and family economic issues.

ACCI is the leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting of a world-wide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being. ACCI promotes the consumer interest by encouraging, producing and communicating policy-relevant research.


  • Scholarship: To advance and support the development and dissemination of knowledge that informs education, policy, and practices related to consumer well-being.
  • Professional Growth: To support the professional development of the membership to conduct or apply high-quality impactful research that advances the field of consumer well-being.
  • Community: To foster an inclusive, supportive space for collaboration, sharing, and working together to advance consumer well-being.
  • Recognition: To celebrate and amplify outstanding work in consumer well-being.


Researching Consumer Interests

Non-Discrimination Statement
The American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability or medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. ACCI is committed to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and those we serve. (Adopted July 13, 2020)