AMAZON LAUNCHES NEXT-DAY DELIVERY TO LURE MORE PRIME MEMBERS

Online marketplace giant Amazon Australia has launched free next-day delivery for Prime members living in Sydney and Melbourne, but has kept its membership fee steady as it seeks to lure more shoppers to its platform. Amazon made a $500 million investment in its recently opened robotic fulfilment centre in Sydney’s west that spans 200,000 square…

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AACS WOMEN IN CONVENIENCE PANEL SYDNEY – PHOTOS & KEY THEMES

The Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Women in Convenience Panel was held at Ace Hotel Sydney to celebrate women in convenience. The event, sponsored by UCB, hosted by Theo Foukkare, CEO of AACS, and moderated by Corinne Barclay, featured a knowledgeable and experienced panel offering insights into women working in the convenience channel. Panellists…

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VICTORIA’S SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BAN TO COMMENCE 1 FEBRUARY 2023

To help stop plastic pollution, the Victorian Government is banning single-use plastic straws, cutlery, plates, drink-stirrers, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers and cotton bud sticks from 1 February 2023. The ban will apply to items that are made from conventional plastic, as well as degradable and compostable plastics – such as bioplastics. We encourage…

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NACS GLOBAL CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY REPORT

NACS have just released their inaugural global convenience retailing industry report that provides industry-leading data, macro trends and analysis across 23 countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Highlights of this free, quarterly report include: Thirteen countries experienced growth in convenience store sales during the first quarter of 2022 versus the first quarter of…

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A look at our Down Under Sydney Study Tour

We held our Down Under Study Tour in Sydney last week, following a two year absence due to Covid. There were 53 registered attendees across retail and supplier members who were all eager to network and learn about innovation in convenience retail, from format development to foodservice, technology, loyalty, and operational excellence. Theo Foukkare, CEO,…

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