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SMALL RETAILERS LOCKED OUT OF SHAM CONSULTATION PROCESS

02 November 2020

Small retailers have been locked out of the Federal Government’s consultations over its plan to limit the sale of vaping…

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VAPING DECISIONS NEEDS URGENT OVERHAUL

28 September 2020

Forcing consumers seeking a safer alternative to smoking to visit a GP, get a vaping prescription, then go to a…

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AACS WARNS: ALARM BELLS RING ON CRIME

20 September 2020

With Victoria Police launching Operation United to proactively crack down on gangs engaging in car-jackings and home invasions as lockdown…

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AACS: COMMON SENSE ON VAPING PREVAILS….FOR NOW

29 June 2020

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has welcomed the Health Minister’s delay of laws which prohibit the personal importation…

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AACS: CONVENIENCE AND CUSTOMERS CONTINUE TO ADAPT

15 June 2020

For an industry known for its ability to adapt quickly, the way customer behaviours and preferences have shifted in the…

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The scourge of illegal tobacco

25 May 2020

The latest KPMG Report into illegal tobacco in Australia in 2019 is further support for the recently published ‘AACS Road…

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CONVENIENCE CLIMBS IN VALUE TO $8.8 BILLION TO MARK MILESTONE MOMENTS

11 May 2020

The Australian convenience industry achieved solid growth of 2.1% in merchandise sales (excluding petrol) in 2019, with the performance of…

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AACS: HEAVY FINES URGED FOR THOSE WHO ABUSE STORE STAFF

20 April 2020

The NSW Government’s introduction of a $5,000 fine for people who cough or spit at workers has been welcomed by…

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A CLEAR VOICE IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME

09 April 2020

The AACS is the voice of the convenience industry and 2020 marks its 30th anniversary. AACS began the year gearing…

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IT’S CRITICAL TO KEEP CONVENIENCE SUPPLY LINES OPEN

30 March 2020

With convenience stores and petrol stations officially recognised as essential services for people to rely on, the Australasian Association of…

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MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO JEFF ROGUT

22 March 2020

Good afternoon, Firstly thank you again to our thousands of store operators and their staff for continuing to keep their…

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AACS CALLS OUT POLICE INACTION AS CRIME WAVE SPIRALS

24 February 2020

Frightening evidence has emerged of a service station owner’s pleas for help from local police being summarily and mockingly dismissed,…

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