AMAZON OFFERS SAME-DAY DELIVERY FROM BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES

03/08/22; NACS Online ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Amazon is now offering same-day delivery for Prime members from four brick-and-mortar retailers, including PacSun, Diesel, Superdry and GNC. The service is available in 10 cities and is free for Prime members if they spend $25 or more, or $2.99 if their order is less than $25. Some of the retailers also have…

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MELBOURNE SHOP OWNER CHARGED WITH SELLING VAPES TO CHILDREN

11/07/22; Nine News A Melbourne shop owner has been charged with selling vapes to children and stripped of almost $30,000 worth of the e-cigarettes. Police raided the man’s shop on Pitt Street in Eltham, in Melbourne’s north, on Wednesday after multiple reports were made about the shop selling vapes being sold to under-18s. The man was allegedly found to…

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HYDROGEN FUEL STATIONS TO BE BUILT BETWEEN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE UNDER $20M PLAN

18/07/22; The Guardian The NSW and Victorian governments hope the $20m investment in refuelling stations along the Hume Highway will drive an uptake in hydrogen use. Photograph: Christopher Hopkins The New South Wales and Victorian governments will spend $20m on hydrogen refuelling stations along Australia’s busiest freight highway in a push to see more zero-emissions technology used in the heavy-vehicle…

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AUSTRALIAN PETROL GETTING CLEANER FROM 2024, LEGISLATION BROUGHT FORWARD

Australia’s dirty fuel is getting cleaner, sooner, and the Government says any price increase at the pump should be marginal. The Albanese Labor Government has introduced legislation to bring forward the introduction of lower-sulfur petrol sold in Australia from 2027 to 2024. By December 15, 2024, all petrol at Australian service stations will have a…

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RETAILERS ALERT AS MILLENNIALS, ZOOMERS TAKE OVER FROM BOOMERS

July 7 | Financial Review The changing face of Australia has implications for retailers as younger generations outnumber older ones and we become a more culturally diverse society. Demographers and policy boffins aren’t the only people poring over the results of the 2021 census. Retailers are also crunching the numbers, looking at the long-term implications for…

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MAPCO UNVEILS ‘STORE OF THE FUTURE’ DESIGN

30/07/22; NACS ONLINE NASHVILLE, Tenn.—MAPCO has revamped its design and offerings to deliver its new “Store of the Future” concept, beginning with the rollout of multiple new technologically advanced features, according to a news release. MAPCO began introducing its enhanced open floor plan with five stores in 2021, including its rebuilt Nashville flagship location, and…

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