Convenience industry recognised at gala awards
The AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Award is split into two categories – retailers and suppliers – with the winners judged by attendees of the 2015 AACS Convenience Leaders Summit held yesterday.
Major awards for the convenience industry’s leading suppliers and retailers were also announced last night at the AACS Gala Awards, held at The Palladium in Melbourne. Caltex was crowned Retailer of the Year, while Parmalat won Supplier of the Year.
This year’s winners of the AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Award were Morgan Rossiter of BP and Kellie Anderson and Parmalat, who will both now attend the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Las Vegas from October 5 until 14. They will also participate in the global award challenge, which Australian’s entrants have won for the past three years in a row.
Jeff Rogut, CEO of AACS, said the day was a major success, unlocking new ideas, identifying new challenges, and exploring new opportunities for Australia’s convenience industry.
“The AACS Convenience Leaders Summit and Gala Awards not only allows us to focus on building a sustainable, profitable industry, it allows us to recognise those retailers, suppliers, and emerging professionals whose efforts are guiding the future of convenience in Australia,” Rogut said.
“The AACS Peter Jowett scholarship winners demonstrated creative, innovative thinking, and the trip to the NACS Show will be a valuable learning experience. Congratulations to all winners and finalists on the night.”
Supplier Award Category Winners
Beverage and Dairy – Parmalat
Confectionery – Mondelez
Tobacco – Philip Morris Limited
Food on the Go – Patties
Ice Cream and Snacking – Peters Ice Cream
GM/Publications/Telecoms – Pacific Optics
Service Provider – Advantage Australia
Distributor – The Distributors
AACS Major Awards for 2015
Retailer of the Year – Caltex
Supplier of the Year – Parmalat
Store winners for 2015
AACS Store of the Year 2015 – APCO Strathdale, Victoria
Company Operated store of the year – BP Marsden Park
Independent/Franchise Store of the year – BP Pymble (Jack & Co)
AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award 2015
Retail winner – Morgan Rossiter (BP)
Supplier winner – Kelly Anderson (Parmalat)