Return of the old-fashioned milkman service

From: The Courier-Mail November 07, 2011 8:06AM Chief executive Braeden Lord said the company’s network of franchisees was growing every day. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied AUSSIE Farmers Direct has re-invented the milkman by sourcing fresh, local produce and delivering direct to the doors of more than 100,000 customers. It was voted Australia’s fastest growing franchise…

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Convenience 2020 research report

AACS commissioned The Australian Centre for Retail Studies at Monash University to complete a research project into the future direction of the industry. The findings will be released at our ‘Convenience Leaders Summit’ in Adelaide next week [which is now fully subscribed]. After the release of key findings and implications at the Summit next week,…

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NEW! Tobacco Laws

The Queensland Department of Health has today advised that implementation for point of sale display bans will commence on Friday 18 November 2011. The Department has also released an Information Guide and Flyer (attached) that details requirements for retailers. As far as we are aware the Government has yet to release the Regulations but has…

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Coles local

The first Coles Local convenience store has opened in the Melbourne suburb of Ashburton. This was previously the site of a Shell service station and carwash. It is a departure from typical C-Stores with a greater emphasis on fresh foods, including produce, as well as groceries and more staff visible on the floor. This development…

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AACS Overseas Study Tour

October 2011 What a terrific 10 days ….. immersed in the convenience industry in the USA and Canada with a group of high calibre retailers and suppliers from Australia and New Zealand. The trip began with a meeting of Associations similar to ours from Mexico, Brazil, Canada and the USA to discuss matters of mutual…

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