Latest industry news from NZACS

It’s been a busy first quarter for NZACs with the annual golf tournament raising over $4,000 to support our Peter Jowett scholars study tour. We have launched membership for this year, received record entries for the PJ scholarship, locked in awards night and continued government communications and lobbying on retailer’s behalf to try and walk back, delay, or repeal the smokefree amendments.

In addition to this we have collaborated with AACS to allow NZACS members access to the Convenience study tour in Melbourne and will shortly be launching the retail academy in conjunction with Hexus Quadrant Group. More information on the training academy will be coming soon.

Peter Jowett Awards 2023 - new record for entries!

Entries are now closed for the 2023 awards. We have a record number of entrants this year from which the management committee will have to shortlist down to our six finalists before Awards night.

Thanks to our 14 entrants from nine companies:
Vapo: Loren Foxcroft, Bowie Lam
Z Energy: Mystery Leah, Joe Nock
BP: Matthew Wilson
Imperial: Kimberly Slatter, Brittany Milner
Cookie Time: Alice Harris
PMI: Rahil Lal
Tip Top: Sophie Bennet
Frucor: Jesse McLorinan, Amber Palmer, Will Kent
BAT: Deeksha Nanaiah

2023 Awards Night and PJ Competition Auckland

Hilton Auckland - Monday June 26th

Introducing our MC for the evening, Hilary Barry

One of the most recognisable and popular faces on New Zealand television, Hilary currently hosts the prime-time TVNZ show, Seven Sharp.

Get your tickets now:
Register a single ticket - $225+GST each
Register for multiple tickets (up to 7) - $225+GST each
Register for a table of 8 - $1,600+GST

Membership Reminder

Thanks to those companies who have already renewed membership this year. Click here to join, or to renew your membership.

NZACS Management Committee Change

Tracey Fookes

After a stellar career with Tip Top, Tracey Fookes will be leaving to join Henkel as a National Accounts Manager. Tracey has been a very engaged board member and is one of the hardest working professionals in the convenience channel. We will miss her energy and enthusiasm and wish her all the best in her new role.

Phil Gleeson

We look forward to working with Phil Gleeson – Head of Sales for Tip Top who will be replacing Tracey. Phil has recently relocated from Melbourne where he was head of sales for Peters Ice Cream for the last 6 years.

NACS Convenience Summit Asia 2023 - Presentations

The annual Asia Pacific Convenience Summit was held earlier this year in Bangkok. The presentations provide great insights into the state of play in Asia, and key trends. Links to the presentations are below.

Presentations include:

  1. Global Strategic Issues Affecting Asia: Report from the Global Life Cycle Survey
    By Henry Armour, President & CEO, NACS

  2. Consumer Outlook – What’s Up with the Asian Consumer?
    By Ekaphol Phromphol, Nielsen IQ

  3. The Future of Labour
    By Oliver Wyman

  4. BI, Machine Learning, and Retail in Asia
    By Gray Taylor, Conexxus

  5. Sustainability in Action
    By Coca-Cola Company

  6. The impact of the eMobility transition on the fuel retail industry – how to play the game?
    By Klaas Mantel, McKinsey

  7. PTTOR: Café Amazon – The Story of the 6th Largest Coffee Chain
    By Yuwaorn Watchara-arpa, PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited

  8. The Future of Delivery | Quick Commerce
    By Simon Torring, Cube Asia

  9. Sustainability in Action
    By Juri Park, PepsiCo

All presentations are stored in a DropBox so you can view and download the presentations that you are interested in.

Presentations are exclusively available to NZACS members – if you would like access to these presentations, please email Dave Hooker to request it.

Smokefree Aotearoa Update

I wrote this week to key National party and ACT politicians urging them to re-open proposed smokefree amendments, specifically the retail reduction and Very Low Nicotine plans should they be successful in this year’s election.

The email was sent to Christopher Luxon, Dr Shane Reti, Chris Bishop, Mark Michell (National), David Seymour (ACT).

“An election issue affecting thousands of New Zealanders flying under the radar”.

You can download a copy of this letter from the Advocacy page on our website.