Jeff Rogut, the former CEO of AACS, is offering one on one strategy sessions for retailers in his new role with the Trusted Advisor Network.
Jeff Rogut, the retiring CEO of AACS, takes us through the highlights from his 10 years of championing the convenience industry.
The Australasian Association Convenience Stores has warned ‘worrying’ rising unemployment figures in regional areas will spark a rural crime wave.
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores has warned tobacco ‘tax hikes’ are behind the rise in illegal trade. Issuing a statement yesterday, AACS CEO Jeff Rogut said the price discrepancy between legal and black market products was making the latter more incentive to consumers. Citing the latest Illicit Tobacco in Australia report (complied by KPMG),
The Australian convenience industry is now worth $8.8 billion, the AACS’s highly anticipated 2019 State of the Industry Report has found. Released yesterday, the report gives a snapshot of how the industry and Australia’s 6995 stores performed last year. The category driving the most value was Food, which accounted for almost half the industry value
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores are calling on the government to declare the industry an essential service, amid the unprecedented challenges presented by Covid-19. And are calling for the industry to be declared an essential service, citing their vital role in providing fuel and essentials to local communities. AACS CEO Jeff Rogut said the
A ram raid attack on a Coles supermarket is the latest in a wave of C-store and retail crime. ACT Police have the supermarket in Curtin was ram raided by a Toyota Sedan at about 4.10am on Thursday. Two people attempted to break into the cigarette counter, however fled empty handed. It follows violent robberies
A gun has reportedly gone off during an attempted armed hold-up of an IGA supermarket in Melbourne’s north. Police have been told three men entered the Hadfield business at about 8.45pm on Sunday night and threatened two attendants with a gun, demanding cash. It’s understood the attendants refused and instead used metal poles to fight
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) are calling on police to take tougher action on criminals they say are targeting small businesses. The AACS said they have been contacted by a Victorian based service station operator who claims police have been “blasé” to their concerns, CEO Jeff Rogut said. The organisation are also calling
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) have backed calls from major retail associations for the Reserve Bank to mandate least-cost routing for merchants. C&I Magazine reported last week that ACAPMA, ARA, COSBOA and MGA had formed the Fairer Merchant Fees Alliance to push for the RBA to reduce merchant fees for ‘tap and go’
New research into the global ‘fuel retailing’ market has revealed a number of ‘disruptions’ unlocking financial opportunities for petrol retailers. The detailed international study by Advance Market Analytics (AMA) said these opportunities included electric vehicles (EVs) and changing consumer demands for seamless experiences. It also stated a growing demand for technology such as the ‘internet
Via, a car-pooling group that provides ‘on-demand’ public transport, is ‘exceeding targets’ in Australia. The company, headquartered in New York, has released metrics for its new Cooee Busways transport system, launched in partnership with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and Busways, an Australian transportation provider. Despite only starting operations in May this year, Via
Frankston, Box Hill and Forest Hill are among seven Caltex petrol stations being sold off to developers across Melbourne. The properties are among 25 the fuel giant is selling off nationwide and expected to drive developer demand with prominent addresses and large allotments. A Caltex spokesman said the properties were being sold as they “continue