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Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar May 2, 2015 The Age Australia’s biggest private-sector union pays major employers including Coles and Woolworths up to $5 million a year in commissions that help maintain its large membership, and influence in the Labor...

Kate Jones May 4, 2015 The Age Electronic cigarettes – new age cancer sticks or legit nicotine replacement devices? The jury’s out. But one thing’s for sure, there’s money to be made in this niche industry. In Britain, the e-cigarette...

Simon Evans May 4, 2015 The Age The Australian arm of energy drinks company Red Bull has suffered its third drop in annual profit in a row in a fiercely competitive market and has substantially cut the amount of dividends...

MEDIA RELEASE May 4 2015 The latest independent research from KPMG into black market tobacco consumption in Australia shows that illegal tobacco represented 14.5% of total consumption last year, with nearly 2.6 million kilograms consumed, which the Australasian Association of...

Steve Robson 21 April 2015 Mirror UK Customers are often left puzzled after being handed a free drink for no apparent reason – here’s why How do you breed brand loyalty in the ultra-competitive world of coffee drinking? Britain slurps...

Linda Lisanti April 21, 2015 Convenience Store News Prepackaged snacks are winning in the areas of habit and distraction. NATIONAL REPORT — Convenience store operators are leaving money on the table today by not doing enough in their foodservice programs...

Melissa Kress April 22, 2015 Convenience Store News Segment has moderated, but NATO Show panelists see opportunities. http://www.csnews.com/sites/default/files/styles/article-full/public/CSN%20Articles/vapor-products-061214.jpg?itok=tg-LAHuI http://www.csnews.com/sites/default/files/styles/badge-article/public/CSN%20Root/OUT%26ABOUT-badge.gif?itok=RZfdJWda LAS VEGAS — Electronic cigarettes burst onto the scene several years ago, followed recently by more advanced products to form a...

Melissa Kress April 23, 2015 Convenience Store News NATO Show: Vape shops draw different consumer. LAS VEGAS — Tobacco is still king. That holds true whether you are a convenience store operator, tobacco outlet owner or dollar store retailer. Speaking...

Jeff Rogut We often receive queries about the status of eCigarettes in Australia. Given the confusion amongst our state and federal regulators on this product it is no wonder. The information at this link below may assist you. Please investigate...

Madeleine Heffernan April 22, 2015 The Age The corporate regulator is expected to grill Aldi over its failure to consistently notify customers of fees for using credit cards and ‘tap and go’ cards, six months after the discount supermarket promised...

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