Latest industry news from NZACS

It’s been a busy first quarter for NZACs with the annual golf tournament raising over $6,000 to support our Peter Jowett scholars study tour. We have launched membership for this year and the Peter Jowett Scholarship topic.

Peter Jowett Awards 2024

The opportunity has come for those in the convenience industry to shine on the local stage once again and win one of two fantastic prizes.

The Peter Jowett Scholarship Award is a unique opportunity for NZACS members to challenge others in New Zealand in thinking about our industry.

The 2024 topic is:

Envisioning the Future

Consider the various disciplines of convenience retailing – marketing, operations, finance, category management, customer engagement etc.

How could AI revolutionise convenience retailers to enhance customer convenience and operational efficiency?

Summary of key dates:

April – Competition launch

May 10th – Registration of interest by emailing Dave Hooker

June 17th – Company internal shortlisting will be completed if required. Presentation summary and contestant bio to Dave Hooker

June 24th – Six finalists confirmed

July 23rd – Peter Jowett Finals at Hilton Auckland

NZACS Membership 2024

Please click on the following link to renew membership for 2024:

If you encounter any difficulties in registration or payment, please email or phone me on my contacts below.

2024 Events

  • Membership launch – April
  • Peter Jowett scholarship launch – April
  • C Store simulation workshop – TBC
  • PJ Awards & NZACS awards night – July 23rd
  • AACS study tour – Adelaide September 11th & 12th
  • NACS Show – Las Vegas October 7th-10th
  • State of the Industry Breakfasts Auckland & Christchurch – October
  • NZACS Leadership summit plus C&I Expo- November 20th & 21st
  • NZACS golf fundraiser – March 2025

2024 Awards Night and PJ Competition Auckland

Hilton Auckland - Tuesday July 23rd

Hilary is back for 2024 as our MC

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

Keep an eye on email - registrations will open in May to attend the night

NZACS Management Committee new faces


Treasurer – Herbert Morton

(Replacing Peter Morton)


CEO at Tip Top

(Replacing Phil Gleeson)


Channel Manager Wholesale & Impulse at Twin Agencies

(Replacing Richard Kirby)


Head of Retail at Z

(Replacing Abby Irving)


GM at Imperial

(Replacing Steve OBrien)


Retail Operations & Convenience Manager at BP

(Replacing Jo Graham)