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Retailers Disappointed with Committee Report

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:35 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today expressed disappointment at the release of the Health Select Committee Report on the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill. More >>

Plain Pack Legislation Forces More Costs onto Retailers

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:24 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Today’s introduction to Parliament of the Smokefree Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill will achieve little aside from forcing more costs onto the retail sector says a leading retail organisation. More >>

Retailers Strongly Reject Tobacco Sales Ban

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 3:59 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) strongly rejects the notion that Government should consider banning convenience stores and dairies from selling tobacco products. More >>

Govt Makes Mockery Of Public Consultation Process

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 2:25 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The announcement by the Government that it is going ahead with plain packaging of tobacco products makes a mockery of the public consultation process and will achieve little but force costs onto the retail sector says one of New Zealand’s leading ... More >>

Majority Of New Zealanders’ Oppose Plain Packaging

Thursday, 7 February 2013, 4:26 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Majority Of New Zealanders’ Oppose Plain Packaging New Zealanders have overwhelmingly told the Government that they don’t want plain packaging of tobacco products. That’s the outcome of the Ministry of Health’s consultation on plain packaging with results ... More >>

Ministry of Health playing games with submissions

Friday, 1 February 2013, 3:19 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The release of only a selection of submissions on the tobacco plain packaging consultation raises questions about the integrity of the process says one of New Zealand’s leading retail organisations. More >>

Open All Hours - The True Value of Convenience

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 10:29 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

While debate rages over the economic implications of New Zealand’s supermarket duopoly, the New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) has called for greater recognition of the overall value of the convenience store offer. More >>

Retailer Group calls for Release of Submissions

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 3:14 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

One of New Zealand’s leading retail organisations today issued a challenge to the Ministry of Health to release the initial results of the submission process as businesses face more costs if this proposal for plain packaging of tobacco products is adopted. More >>

Unprecedented Retailer Opposition to Plain Packs

Monday, 8 October 2012, 3:53 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The Ministry of Health’s consultation on plain packaging for tobacco that closed on Friday has resulted in unprecedented retailer opposition to the proposal which even the Ministry acknowledges can’t be guaranteed to reduce smoking numbers. More >>

Government not helping businesses with plain packaging idea

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 9:57 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

With submissions on the Ministry of Health’s latest tobacco control agenda item plain packaging due Friday, the reality is that this measure will do little to achieve the Government’s stated objective of helping to grow and build a more productive ... More >>

Tobacco Retail Display Ban Poorly Implemented

Friday, 20 July 2012, 11:34 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The implementation of the Government’s much heralded tobacco retail display ban, that comes into force from Monday, was poorly handled and represents another cost factor for the struggling retail sector says a leading retailer group. More >>

Government decision forces $50m costs onto retail

Friday, 5 November 2010, 11:00 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today said that the Government's decision to introduce a retail display ban on tobacco will do little to stop smoking but will force over $50million in costs onto the struggling retail sector. More >>

Retail Sector Calls for Greater Enforcement

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 1:53 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Retail Sector Calls for Greater Enforcement not new laws [New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores] More >>

Lees-Galloway’s Bill Not the Answer

Friday, 10 September 2010, 10:43 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today said that Iain Lees-Galloway’s Smoke-free Environments (Removing Tobacco Displays) Amendment Bill, drawn out of the Ballot today is not the answer. More >>

Retailer Poll Shows Ban Not Answer

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 9:29 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today released the results of a Retailer Poll showing widespread opposition against a Ministry of Health proposal to ban tobacco products from display in shops. More >>

Retail Display Ban Rejected by Danish Government

Monday, 21 June 2010, 9:32 am | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today welcomed the decision by the Swedish Parliament to reject a proposal to ban tobacco product display at point of sale. More >>

Retailers Now Face $51 Million Bill

Sunday, 16 May 2010, 1:32 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Retailer concerns around the Ministry of Health’s reignited controversial proposal to ban tobacco retail displays has deepened today with the NZ Association of Convenience Store saying costs to comply could reach as high as $51 million. More >>

Decision Puts More Pressure on Retailers

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 2:34 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Comments by Government Minister Tariana Turia that she wants to further ramp up pressure against tobacco has severe unintended consequences say the New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS). More >>

Report Backs Govt's Stance Against Tobacco Ban

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 12:51 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) is highlighting a new Australian Deloitte study that reinforces the stance taken by Prime Minister John Key supporting retailers’ views that retail bans on tobacco do not work and are hugely expensive. ... More >>

Retailers to take responsibility for ENERGY SHOTS

Saturday, 5 September 2009, 12:24 pm | NZ Association of Convenience Stores

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) today announced that it is working to develop a set of guidelines over the sale of energy shots in retail outlets. More >>

 

 

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