Steve O’Brien – Imperial Tobacco

Steve O’Brien – Imperial Tobacco 31-01-2024 It is with great sadness that I inform you our NZACS Management committee member, Stephen O’Brien, passed away peacefully in Dunedin early this week. Steve was an integral and valued member of the Imperial Brands NZ&PI team for 31 years and served as a committee member of NZACS for […]

NZACS Breakfast Highlights

FMCG Business article The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) held its annual Convenience Market Review Business Breakfasts in Auckland and Christchurch in October. FMCG Business went along to bring you highlights from the Auckland event, which was attended by over 80 NZACS members, including Goodman Fielder, Tip Top Ice Cream, Bluebird, Signature Marketing […]

Deadline extended for smoked tobacco retailer applications

New deadline 19 November The following email has been received from the Tobacco Regulatory Authority: Kia ora koutou, Update on the smoked tobacco retail scheme Thank you again for your patience as we’ve worked to resolve the technical issue with the HARP system. The issue has been resolved and the smoked tobacco premises application form […]

Vaping retailer applications due by 1 October

Vaping retailer notifications are now live The vaping retailer notifications are now live. See instruction guide below. This is to be used to advise MOH that you intend to keep selling vaping products as  a general retailer. Make sure you complete all steps submitting  your application and making the payment. These must be completed by […]

Notification requirements for vaping retailers

Process for registering as a general vaping retailer The government will shortly be providing a form to register as a general vape retailer. If you currently sell vaping products, you must register on the Health advisory & Registry platform (HARP) website between September 21st and September 30th. In preparation for this you will need a […]

Smoking and Vaping Regulation Update

Updated timelines for combustible and vaping regulations The following edited summary was prepared by Imperial Tobacco. Please see attached 2 recently updated times lines for both Tobacco and Vaping. Very little in detail however I’ve attempted to summarise key dates. Smokefree timeline: For outlets wishing to apply for combustible tobacco license (max. 600) applications are […]