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Retailers Doubt Govt’s Smokefree Aspirations will succeed

Thursday, 17 March 2011, 11:56 am | Association of Community Retailers

Yesterday’s pronouncement from the Associate Minister of Health Hon Tariana Turia that the Government supports a Maori Affairs Select Committee recommendation to make tobacco illegal by 2025 clearly demonstrates the Nanny State is alive and well in ... More >>

Government knows tobacco display ban won't work

Friday, 4 February 2011, 10:15 am | Association of Community Retailers

Individual retailers who sell tobacco through their specialist stores, dairies and convenience stores are being forced to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to achieve a “public health objective” that Cabinet has been told won’t work. More >>

Govt imposes more costs, higher security risks

Thursday, 4 November 2010, 4:47 pm | Association of Community Retailers

Govt imposes more costs, higher security risks on retailers [Association of Community Retailers] Press Release 4 November 2010 More >>

Retailers expect increase in violent robberies

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 10:27 am | Association of Community Retailers

Local communities can expect more robberies of dairies and convenience stores as tobacco becomes even more expensive in a few months, says the Association of Community Retailers. More >>

Small retailers singled out under new liquor plans

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 1:02 pm | Association of Community Retailers

Small retailers singled out under new liquor plans [Association of Community Retailers] Media Release 26 August 2010 More >>

High Court liquor decision could affect retailers

Friday, 30 July 2010, 3:56 pm | Association of Community Retailers

The Association of Community Retailers says this week’s High Court decision declining the appeal of the Victoria Street Night ‘N’ Day against a Christchurch liquor licensing authority decision not to renew the shops liquor licence could have ramifications ... More >>

Most retailers oppose display ban, survey shows

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 9:56 am | Association of Community Retailers

Over 60 percent of Kiwi retailers don’t agree with a proposal to ban displays of tobacco products from their shops and almost 90 percent know that any such ban won’t reduce smoking, a new survey shows. More >>

International research shows tobacco display bans

Monday, 28 June 2010, 1:25 pm | Association of Community Retailers

An independent research paper shows that bans on displaying tobacco products in retail outlets is not achieving any of the public health objectives claimed by anti-tobacco groups. More >>

Retailers in limbo over liquor decision

Monday, 21 June 2010, 2:30 pm | Association of Community Retailers

The Association of Community Retailers (ACR) is concerned that a High Court case into whether convenience stores should be licensed to sell alcohol could take years to resolve – putting retailers at yet another disadvantage. More >>

Retailers call for Rethink on Tobacco Excise

Monday, 14 June 2010, 12:59 pm | Association of Community Retailers

The Association of Community Retailers is calling on the Government to cancel two further tax excise rises in tobacco products given the spate of violent, armed robberies of dairies and convenience stores in recent weeks. More >>

Retailers Put Views To Government

Saturday, 22 May 2010, 12:41 pm | Association of Community Retailers

The Association of Community Retailers (ACR) has put forward its views in a submission to the Ministry of Health’s proposals on the banning of tobacco displays in New Zealand. More >>

Criminals Active after rise in Tobacco Tax

Monday, 3 May 2010, 11:02 pm | Association of Community Retailers

Three days after the Government forced through a significant tax increase on tobacco products, a Palmerston North retailer was robbed at gunpoint by four balaclava-clad men. More >>

New Group Fights for Small Retailers

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 4:15 pm | Association of Community Retailers

The Association of Community Retailers is a group established to keep small, independent family-run retail outlets informed on government proposals that affect their businesses. More >>

Tobacco Tax Increase Places Retailers at Risk

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 11:39 am | Association of Community Retailers

The increase in tobacco excise forced through Parliament by the Government last night has now made tobacco products a valuable commodity and places retailers at a greater risk of robberies, says the Association of Community Retailers. More >>

 

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