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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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RETAIL INDUSTRY LEADERS WELCOME QUEENSLAND’S LOOMING CRACKDOWN ON ILLICIT TOBACCO, SAY RESOURCES FOR ENFORCEMENT ARE CRITICAL TO SUCCESS

31 May 2022

Major retail groups say review is critical for stamping out the booming black market for tobacco products The leaders of…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY LEADERS WELCOME SEIZURE OF HUGE HAUL OF ILLICIT TOBACCO IN QUEENSLAND

22 March 2022

Warnings that 300,000 illegal cigarettes and 3000kgs of loose-leaf tobacco are just the tip of the iceberg and more police…

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Leading Convenience Association says Reputable Retail Brands are getting caught up in Price Gouging Claims

28 January 2022

We are here to help says CEO The Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) says it is working closely with…

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Vaping problem in schools a result of catastrophic regulatory failure, say major retail representative groups

18 January 2022

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say vaping black markets are thriving and the answer is to cut off supply…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY LEADERS WELCOME CRACKDOWN TO CURB SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TOBACCO BLACK MARKET

26 November 2021

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say tougher penalties on illicit tobacco sales is needed to halt criminal tobacco trade.…

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AACS PLEA FOR ACTION ON ILLEGAL TOBACCO BY THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT FALLS ON DEAF EARS

26 November 2021

The Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has expressed its disappointment in the Federal Government’s lacklustre reply to a set…

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Industry groups back business saving COVID repeal bill

14 November 2021

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA), the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), The Surf & Boardsports Industry…

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Retail industry leaders welcome regulatory review to tackle Victoria’s tobacco black market

29 October 2021

Representatives of thousands of small businesses say stronger police enforcement powers, appropriate licensing of tobacco sales, and on the spot…

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