Latest News

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 News.com.au YOU could be paying 14 times more for the same grocery product in the same store. Here’s how to ensure you never overpay again. Australian shoppers are still largely ignoring grocery unit pricing, potentially putting themselves...

SU-LIN TAN 10 SEP 2014 AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW CCA chief executive Alison Watkins . . . ‘I realised I was being undemanding in a way that meant I was not setting myself and my teams up for success, and that wasn’t good...

The Guardian Brands promotion of healthier products is often dismissed, but we need lower-sugar products to prevent a health crisis Obesity is one of the most alarming health issues of our time. Sadly, there is an embedded perception among many...

Amy Remeikis September 9, 2014 Queensland state political reporter E-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco and other smoking products in Queensland, under new legislation to be introduced in parliament on Tuesday. E-cigarettes, some of which use liquid nicotine...

Nathalie Thomas 09 Sep 2014 The Telegraph UK The UK has among the lowest coffee consumption per person in Europe and we are now drinking less than in 2006. So why are companies such as Costa Coffee growing so fast?...

OPINION BY PAUL ROUTLEDGE Sep 11, 2014 Mirror UK Mirror columnist Paul Routledge will take some convincing that ‘vaping’ is a healthy and less antisocial alternative to smoking My first cigarette as a teenager was also my last. It made...

Sarah Butler 11 September 2014 The Guardian Chief executive says supermarket ‘made its calls early’ to compete with low-cost rivals and has increased dividend by 5% Morrisons’ underlying sales, which exclude new stores openings, VAT and fuel, slid 7.4% in...

Phillip Inman 12 September 2014 theguardian.com Factors such as inherent volatility means digital currency unlikely to win over enough users to supplant existing banking system Bitcoin could pose a threat to financial stability in the UK should the digital currency’s...

Nu-Pure Beverages have launched Vita Sparkling, an innovative range of low calorie flavoured sparkling water with 8 vitamins. The new product is the first of its kind and comes in three unique flavours, tangerine & passionfruit, pineapple & coconut and...

Melissa Kress September 5, 2014 Convenience Store News This March, The Tax Foundation released a report highlighting the illicit cigarette trade in the United States. Shortly after, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new Cigarette Strike Force — composed...

Can AACS help?

Do you have a retail or supply issue or opportunity that we can help you with? Looking at how to market new products to the industry?

Looking for contacts in the industry?  Need training for your staff?  Need a conference speaker?

Contact jeff@aacs.org.au and let us try to help you with these and other business matters.

AACS Members