Convenience World Magazine

ALNA calls for fairness from lotteries market

The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA) is continuing to call for fairness for newsagents and for lottery suppliers to take their responsibilities and relationship with newsagents seriously. Just as ALNA has campaigned for the soon-to-be-passed amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act (meaning the banning of betting on lottery outcomes), …

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BeanBoozled gets downright ‘despicable’ with special Minion Edition

Jelly Belly Candy Company has launched a special line of BeanBoozled Despicable Me Special Minion Edition jelly beans – making this the first licensed partnership for the BeanBoozled brand. The new line features two “unique flavour pairs” which are now available in a variety of packages, including 45g Flip Top …

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7-Eleven Stores appoints non-executive director

The company says its appointment of Marina Go builds on a range of recent high-calibre board and executive appointments. “Ms Go’s extensive experience across digital and traditional media, retail and franchising, compliance and governance, and driving change and transformation, along with her visionary leadership, adds greatly to the strength and …

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Caltex and Slingshot launch Spark innovation program

Caltex Australia has teamed up with ‘corporate accelerator’ Slingshot to launch Caltex Spark, an innovation program that will involve the transport and fuel company working with start-up firms and budding entrepreneurs to appraise ideas for improving its convenience, mobility, retail offers and efficiency. “At Caltex, our purpose is to make …

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Making cheaper and more efficient biofuels

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week announced more than $4 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totalling $8.06 million, will aim to optimise biocatalysts targeted to more efficiently convert sugars to bioethanol …

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MGA: NSW container deposit laws will destroy small and independently owned businesses

New container deposit laws in NSW will operate from December 1, 2017, and from that date, says MGA Independent Retailers CEO Jos de Bruin, independently owned businesses on the NSW borders will suffer the consequences. “MGA has pleaded with the Minister for the Environment, Minister Upton, to listen to the …

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Eftpos launches on Android Pay

Almost two million eftpos-only cardholders across Australia will now be able to pay using their Android mobile devices, with ANZ and Cuscal being the first Australian financial institutions to make the service available to eftpos-only cardholders. The service will use Australia’s first domestic token service provider (TSP) for increased security, …

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