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AACS welcomes further e-cigarettes research

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has welcomed the health minister’s decision to commission further research into e-cigarettes. The aim, the health minister says, is to help Australians stop smoking traditional tobacco. “It’s encouraging to see the draconian position of a blanket ban, which fails to recognise the potential …

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Nearly half of Aussies feel ‘inconvenienced’ by cash-only businesses

Almost 50 per cent of Australians feel ‘inconvenienced’ by cash-only businesses that don’t let them pay electronically, according to new research. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) commissioned the research from Colmar Brunton. It also showed that two-thirds of Australians surveyed have negative views of cash-only businesses. ATO Assistant Commissioner Matthew …

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Return of the corner store – a quiet revolution?

Corner stores once proliferated across the residential landscape of Australia’s towns and cities: places where kids congregated in front of gumball machines, keenly returning empty glass drink bottles to fund their weekly purchase of mixed lollies, and where households could conveniently buy small grocery items, cakes, smokes and an eclectic …

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Chinese convenience shoppers state demands

New research from global market-intelligence agency Mintel shows that Chinese convenience shoppers are looking for quality, proximity and range of products as key points when choosing which store to shop at. Fifty-three per cent of surveyed convenience-store shoppers in China said product quality was a key factor in deciding which …

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