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Representing retailers & FMCG Suppliers in all areas of government advocacy, insight sharing & networking.

Established in 1990, the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) is the peak body for the convenience industry in Australia. Nationally, the industry employs over 72,000 people in 7,088 stores. Along with corporate retail brands such as 7-Eleven, BP and Ampol, the AACS represent a high number of stores that operate as small, family-run businesses, often under license or a franchise agreement, or with independent ownership.  They regularly employ family members and people from the local communities in which they operate. The AACS represents the interests of these corporate and small businesses - their owners, staff, suppliers and customers.

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We support our members by offering a wide range of online and in-person courses to stay competitive in the market, thrive in a turbulent world and keep ahead of industry trends.

A member-exclusive hotline with access to expert advisors to navigate the constantly evolving landscape of human resources, industrial relations and work health and safety.

We strive to be an industry leading association in the promotion and implementation of sustainability goals not only for the industry, but also for individual businesses.

We play an important role in ensuring that we help our members protect, develop and inform its most important resource - human resources.

We are leading the transformational journey of the future forecourt by assisting in clearing regulatory pathways, supporting innovation and developing new consumer offerings.

We are working at the frontline to lead a range of initiatives concerning tobacco and nicotine, alcohol, sugar and general health in order to optimise consumer choice and balance.

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WOMEN IN CONVENIENCE | AUGUST 2022

AACS is committed to supporting Women in Convenience through a series of networking and information-sharing…

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

The AACS Board and CEO Theo Foukkare congratulates Andreas Andrianopoulos for being awarded Member (AM)…

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THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION EVS NOW ON UK ROADS, BUT CAR OWNERSHIP FALLS FOR SECOND YEAR

31/05/22; SMMT Vehicles on UK roads increase 0.4% to 40,506,971 in 2021, but car ownership…

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We empower our members to thrive and survive by offering many exclusive services and resources such as dedicated training programs, international and local study tours, government lobbying on important issues and many more.

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