RETAILERS CALL ON ALBANESE GOVERNMENT TO CONVENE URGENT NATIONAL SUMMIT ON VAPING BLACK MARKET

Retail leaders from the Master Grocers Association (MGA), the Australian Lotteries and Newsagents Association (ALNA) and united by the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) call on the Albanese Government to convene a national policy summit to identify urgent actions to quash black market sales of e-cigarettes. The ABC’s 4 Corners has exposed the chasm…

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FOOD INDUSTRY ALLIANCE MEETS WITH ACCC TO SECURE LEVEL PLAYING
FIELD FOR FAMILY-OWNED FOOD BUSINESSES

Newly formed Food Industry Alliance wants to ensure food is as available and affordable aspossible for the consumerJust days after announcing the newly formed Food Industry Alliance (FIA), a group of foodindustry and farmer organisations representing $220 billion in sales, the group has met withboth the Chair and Deputy Chair of the ACCC to ensure…

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KEY FOOD INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS AUSTRALIA’S DOMESTIC FOOD SECURITY ISSUES

Newly formed Food Industry Alliance (FIA) to work constructively with government to find solutions to immediate food related issues. In an unprecedented move, the Food Industry Alliance (FIA) has been formed between food industry associations across the food supply chain, from paddock to plate, to address key issues associated with ensuring reliable and affordable access…

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MASTERCARD IN COURT FOR ALLEGED MISUSE OF MARKET POWER OVER CARD PAYMENTS

30/05/22; ACCC Media Release The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd and Mastercard Asia/Pacific (Australia) Pty Ltd (together, Mastercard), for allegedly engaging in conduct with the purpose of substantially lessening competition in the supply of debit card acceptance services. Mastercard’s alleged anti-competitive conduct commenced in late 2017 in…

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WELCOME TO NEW AACS BOARD SUPPLIER DIRECTOR – MATT DODSON

Matthew Dodson, General Manager, Patties Foods, has been appointed to the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Board as a Supplier Director. AACS supplier members were asked to nominate who they wanted to see representing them on the AACS Board and a shortlist of four candidates were named, with members ultimately voting on Dodson’s appointment.…

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