VICTORIAN RETAILERS PREPARE WITH 2 WEEKS UNTIL PLASTICS BAN

The Victorian Government is implementing a single-use plastic ban across Victoria on February 1. Single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers, single-use plastic cutlery, single-use plastic plates, single-use plastic cotton buds and food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene will be banned. The National Retail Association were engaged to undertake a comprehensive engagement…

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EG GROUP REPORTEDLY MARKETING U.S. C-STORE ASSETS

Transactions would likely be structured as sale-leaseback deals. BLACKBURN, United Kingdom — EG Group may be exploring a sale of its retail arm in the United States. The U.K.-based company has reportedly hired investment bankers to market several parcels of U.S. assets, with real estate investment bank Eastdil leading the process. Sources say that transactions would…

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TWO C-STORE CHAINS ARE AMONG TOP 10 POPULAR GROCERS

7-Eleven and Circle K are named in a recent YouGov poll. NATIONAL REPORT — Convenience store chains 7-Eleven Inc. and Circle K are being spotlighted among the 10 most popular grocers in America. A recent poll from market research and data analytics firm YouGov in the fourth quarter of 2022 surveyed consumers who have a positive opinion of a…

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HERTZ BRINGS THOUSANDS OF EVS AND CHARGERS TO U.S. CITIES

The rental car company’s Hertz Electrifies program will start in Denver. WASHINGTON—Hertz has launched  Hertz Electrifies, an electrification initiative that partners with U.S. cities to bring in EV fleets, build charging infrastructure, create educational and training opportunities for jobs and bring EVs and charging to underserved communities. “Electric vehicles are poised to transform the future…

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AMPOL PARTNERS WITH SEA ELECTRIC TO CHARGE AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE COMMERCIAL FLEETS

In an industry first, Ampol has partnered with Australian commercial electric vehicle manufacturer SEA Electric to support the transition of companies to zero-emissions commercial electric vehicle technology. Through the partnership, SEA Electric and Ampol will be working together to develop flexible, sustainable and seamless charging options to support the uptake of lower emissions commercial vehicles…

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TOBACCO CHARGES, INNISFAIL

myPolice on Jan 20, 2023 @ 9:31am A 29-year-old New Zealand woman has been charged after the execution of two search warrants in Innisfail uncovered more than 150kg of illicit tobacco and cigarettes on Wednesday (January 18). The search warrants were executed after multiple reports from the community. Police allegedly uncovered more than 87kg of cigarettes in…

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