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The voting system for the AACS Board will be electronic this year, so the voting will take place prior to the AGM planned for November 12th. We are now calling for nominations for the AACS Board. Details of the voting...

MARY-JANE DAFFY AUGUST 18, 2014 HERALD SUN FORGET nanna’s bottomless teapot complete with soggy tea bags and a well-worn spout. Tea has cast off its crocheted tea cosy and emerged all spruced up in a slew of high-end specialty tea...

Australia’s first product sampling service for independent retailers, Stock Box, is set to put new products directly into the hands of retail decision makers. According to Craig Matthews, founder and managing director of One Big Idea Pty Ltd, “Our mission...

AACS will visit Japan in October as part of our overseas study tour August 19, 201 CSNews TOKYO – Faced with growing competition from other retail channels, U.S. convenience store retailers may want to take a page from what c-store...

20 August 2014 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Informed Sources (Australia) Pty Ltd (Informed Sources) and several petrol retailers alleging that they contravened section 45 of the Competition and...

19th August 2014 IBISWorld The rise of the supermarket in-store bakery is causing problems for the bread production and cake and pastry manufacturing industries, which are struggling to hold on to market share. Value-conscious customers are gravitating towards the private-label...

John Durie AUGUST 21, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN WESFARMERS posted an impressive 18.9 per cent increase in profit last year, but earnings in continuing operations edged up just 3.5 per cent to $3.8 billion. Just as chief Richard Goyder was outlining...

August 20, 2014 insideretailasia One of the world’s largest convenience store chains plans to build a network of stores specifically targeted at the aged. Japan’s Lawson says the move is a response to Japan’s ageing population. According to The Japan...

Yolanda Redrup August 21, 2014 If the queues at the recent Magnum pop-up store at Emporium Melbourne are anything to go by, make-your-own food is about to become a big hit. Franchised Food Company chief executive Stan Gordon says DIY...

AACS will visit Seoul, Korea as part of our overseas study tour in October AUGUST 21, 2014 The main temple in Seoul. Picture: John Rowell Source: Supplied SOUTH Korea has become the hot destination for tourists, and Seoul is quickly...

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