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URGENCY FOR LABOUR ACROSS AUSTRALIA’S FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNISED AT JOBS SUMMIT PUTTING FOOD SECURITY AT RISK

04 September 2022

The lack of immediate solutions will lead to higher food prices for consumers and reduced food availability In the lead…

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1.1 MILLION REASONS TO REGULATE AUSTRALIA’S ILLEGAL VAPE INDUSTRY

28 August 2022

E-CIGARETTE BAN FAILING AS CONSUMER DEMAND SURGES WITH 1.1 MILLION AUSTRALIANS CHOOSING TO VAPE 260% RISE IN FIVE YEARS; TREND…

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UNPRECEDENTED LABOUR CRISIS ACROSS AUSTRALIA’S FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

22 August 2022

172,000 WORKERS NEEDED SAY PEAK FOOD INDUSTRY BODIES OR PROLONGED HIGHER FOOD PRICES FOR CONSUMERS AND REDUCED FOOD AVAILABILITY WILL…

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A look at our Down Under Sydney Study Tour

05 August 2022

We held our Down Under Study Tour in Sydney last week, following a two year absence due to Covid. There…

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UNITED CONVENIENCE BUYERS PTY LTD (UCB) AND AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CONVENIENCE STORES (AACS) ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP OF WOMEN IN CONVENIENCE

27 July 2022

Sydney, 25th July 2022. United Convenience Buyers Pty Ltd (UCB), Australia’s largest leading specialised Petrol and Convenience Buying and Retail…

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VICTORIA’S $400 MILLION TOBACCO INVESTIGATION SHOWS NEED FOR MORE ENFORCEMENT AGAINST GIANT ILLICIT INDUSTRY

11 July 2022

Revelations that Australian authorities have deprived an organised crime syndicate of an estimated $400 million by targeting illicit tobacco operations…

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

26 June 2022

Retail leaders from the Master Grocers Association (MGA), the Australian Lotteries and Newsagents Association (ALNA) and united by the Australian…

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

24 June 2022

Newly formed Food Industry Alliance wants to ensure food is as available and affordable aspossible for the consumerJust days after…

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

17 June 2022

Newly formed Food Industry Alliance (FIA) to work constructively with government to find solutions to immediate food related issues. In…

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDREAS ANDRIANOPOULOS AWARDED MEMBER (AM) ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

16 June 2022

The AACS Board and CEO Theo Foukkare congratulates Andreas Andrianopoulos for being awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of…

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

10 June 2022

30/05/22; ACCC Media Release The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd and Mastercard…

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WELCOME TO NEW AACS BOARD SUPPLIER DIRECTOR – MATT DODSON

02 June 2022

Matthew Dodson, General Manager, Patties Foods, has been appointed to the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Board as a…

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