November 1, 2021
Due to Covid-19 constraints, some of our events have been postponed or cancelled, whilst others have been moved to Online Events.
Peter Jowett Scholarship Competition – Online November
The PJ Scholarship scheduled to run prior to the awards night will now be moved to an online format. We are working through the logistics of hosting and voting. A separate email will be sent providing a registration link.
AGM – Online November
NZACS Annual Awards Night – Cancellation
The annual awards night which had been rescheduled to November 29th has had to be cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty around Auckland alert levels. It is the committee’s intention to advise winners and publish the awards through FMCG business before year-end.
C&I Expo – Postponement
The C&I Expo and Leaders’ summit at the Cloud re-scheduled to April next year will now be held in September 2022 once again. This is to provide exhibitors and organisers with more confidence in hosting this significant event.
Election of Committee Members 2022
The NZACS committee comprises of up to six retail representatives and six supplier representatives.
The NZACS constitution allows for two year rolling terms for the committee members. We will shortly be opening nominations for the 6 supplier committee positions.
Smokefree Aotearoa Action Plan indicative timeline
The Ministry of Health sent out its first Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 newsletter. Key timelines are expected as follows (but are indicative only):
- September 2021 – A full summary of submissions available
- November 2021 – Action Plan published
- December 2021-March 2022 – Government’s action plan progress through the legislative process (select committee and public consultation phase)
- June 2022 – Select Committee Report
- August 2022 – Possible implementation
The authors have prefaced the report with this important message: “Our industry’s commitment to sustainability is crucial in today’s business environment.
Too many of us see sustainability as a statement in a Corporate Social Responsibility presentation. This needs to change. Now.”
Whilst sustainability may not be your current priority in these difficult times, it is, and will continue to be an increasing priority for your customers.
Click here to download the report
Our partnership with FMCG business has continued to grow from strength to strength this year with the addition of the C&I section in the 2 monthly publication.
FMCG in collaboration with NZACS has published a number of articles this year covering supplier and committee members profiles, predictions for the path ahead, research, and innovation in the NZ market.
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