Tag Archives: AACS

AACS hits back at tobacco tax increase

Tobacco in Australia has been hit with its seventh consecutive annual tax hike. According to the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), the 12.5 per cent tax increase reinforces Australia’s position as one of the world’s most expensive markets to buy legal tobacco. It’s no surprise, then, that Australia is …

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Disruption Podcast: Jeff Rogut, ‘Lead with Purpose’

Superior Sales Consulting’s Disruption Podcast series shares the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Retail World has compiled highlights from Episode 10, ‘Lead with Purpose’, which interviews CEO for the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), Jeff Rogut. [Let’s] start where we usually like to begin – …

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Looser liquor laws could see booze in P&C

The Senate Select Committee on red tape in the alcohol sector has recommended allowing packaged alcohol to be sold in convenience stores, petrol stations and supermarkets.  The recommendation is among a number of measures suggested to cut red tape and promote competition, business growth and investment, and has been welcomed …

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Collaboration, not tax, needed to combat obesity

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says a national obesity plan by a group of academics and activists ignores the work already underway across the industry to drive healthier choices. AFGC CEO Gary Dawson says the report was big on bans and taxes, but short on common sense. “Highly …

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