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MEDIA RELEASE February 24th , 2015 With the Victorian Government earmarking extra public holidays in the state, threatening to squeeze more penalty rates out of small businesses, the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has called for common sense to...

Samuel Culbert February 18, 2015 inShare This outdated corporate ritual damages the relationship between bosses and their subordinates, forces employees to be dishonest and hurts business performance. Ask most managers and employees about the corporate performance review and the answer...

ANDREW TERRY AND CARY DI LERNIA FEBRUARY 23, 2015 THE AUSTRALIAN FRANCHISING — a clever method of business expansion through replication — may ­become a victim of its greatest strength: formulaic uniformity. Businesses use mass replication to achieve efficiencies most...

Simon Johanson February 18, 2015 The Age Traditional bricks and mortar retailers will face further pressure from web-based competitors if overseas experience is any guide, Savills Australia says. The online retailing juggernaut was still relatively small in Australia, snatching less...

Elizabeth Knight February 18, 2015 The Age Half the population of Australian teenagers drank a Coca-Cola over the past four weeks. That might seem like a high proportion, but five years ago it was closer to 70 per cent. While...

February 18, 2015 Store Brands Like organic products before them, locally produced foods are stepping out of the shadow of their once “quirky niche” designation to claim a much more prominent — and permanent — place in the U.S. food...

Carman Allison 02-12-2015 Nielsen It used to be that private-label products were for consumers on a tight budget. However, a global shift has occurred in which consumer sentiment about store brands is overwhelmingly positive. To leverage that relatively newfound respect...

Jamie Freed February 22, 2015 The Age Virgin Australia Holdings, which earned more than half its domestic profits from its loyalty program in the first half of the financial year, has delayed the start of a big partnership between its...

This year the AACS overseas study tour will travel to the East Coast of the USA before heading to Las Vegas for the NACS Show and the finals presentations of the global convenience award. We will depart on October 4th...

AACS will visit WAWA stores during our October Overseas Study Tour – diarise this now for booking as attendee numbers will be limited Wawa Launches Legacy Store Remodel Initiative February 6, 2015 CSNews WAWA, Pa. — Wawa Inc. is kicking...

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