The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) represents the interests of all businesses within the Australian convenience store channel. The Association was founded in 1990 to provide a platform for suppliers, retailers and associated businesses within the Australian convenience channel to network, develop their individual businesses and the channel as a whole, whilst providing training and education for all levels of staff to maximise their potential. The aim was also to enhance and improve the channel by collective representation to the government and general public on matters of importance to the industry.
The AACS boasts members right across Australia and we have strong alliances with overseas Associations. Our members range from high profile brands to independently owned stores, from global suppliers to sole traders. Our calendar of conferences, international study tours and training programs is extremely well regarded and supported.
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores [AACS] is the peak body and champion for convenience retailing and a trusted source of relevant and reliable information on convenience related matters for the industry, media, and government.
The mission of the AACS is to enable the success of our members through facilitating Advocacy, Connection, and Knowledge.
Providing consumers choice and balance with responsible and service charter codes
People development, training, safety and wellbeing
A sustainable future
Developing small box retailers and uniting communities
The changing consumer journey to alternative fuels, forecourt and roadside retail