The convenience store bakery comes of age

Gillian Hurst Time is today’s most valuable commodity. In business you get what you want by giving your customers what they want. In the current economic environment, consumers are more pressured than ever to meet deadlines and keep to tight schedules. As a result, the easy-to-access forecourt bakery with its numerous on-the-go meal options has…

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So who is the champion of the independent retailer?

Jeff Rogut April 2012 At the Convenience Leaders Summit which AACS facilitated last year one of the keys for future success identified during the panel discussion was COLLABORATION between retailers and suppliers. We have known for a long time that costs borne by convenience retailers have not always been the cheapest and this has again…

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Chains fear carbon tax slug

Steve Lewis 16 March 2012 The Courier-Mail SOME of Australia’s best-known small business chains – including 7-Eleven and Caltex Star Mart – are predicting the carbon tax will wipe 5 per cent off their profit. In the latest challenge to the Gillard Government’s plan, the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores claims the carbon tax will…

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The Multipliers

March 1, 2012 CSNews Whether by acquisitions or new store construction, these chains lead the industry in expansion For some players in the convenience store industry, growth is a matter of opportunity. If the right site catches their eye or they hear of an enticing acquisition possibility, they’ll move on it. For others, though, growth…

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Carbon Tax Survey Highlights Inconvenient Concerns

MEDIA RELEASE March 5 2012 As the introduction of the carbon tax looms, the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has surveyed its members to gauge their views on its impact. And while, unsurprisingly, convenience store owners are expecting it to hurt, it’s the perceived lack of Government support for an industry that employs over…

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