BP and PepsiCo among big winners at convenience industry awards

The standout performers in Australia’s convenience industry were recognised on Thursday night at the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Awards, with BP and PepsiCo among the big winners.

Around 700 people from the Australian convenience industry were in attendance at the awards which saw BP named Retailer of the Year and PepsiCo chosen as Supplier of the Year.

The Store of the Year awards went to BP Penrith, company operated, and 7-Eleven Hallam, which is a independently run.

“The landscape for the retailers and suppliers in our industry is changing before our eyes. New technology, different expectations from customers, the rise of certain categories and decline of others, shifting regulations for specific products and the role our stores can play in people’s lives are
all changing,” AACS CEO Jeff Rogut said ahead of the awards ceremony.

“Our challenge is to embrace this change. If we do so with a positive outlook and a foundation in customer service, year-on-year growth for the Australian convenience industry is more than possible.”

Patties Foods took the supplier award for Food on the Go. In Beverages Frucor Suntory fought off competition from Coca-Cola Amatil and Red Bull to take the top award, while Mondelez International was the winner in Confectionery. The Distributors came out on top for Distribution.

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