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Saturday 21 May 2022

Convenience & Retail

Ampol now top trans-Tasman fuel, convenience player
18 May 2022   /

Ampol now top trans-Tasman fuel, convenience player

Australian fuel retailer Ampol’s circa $2bn acquisition of Z Energy last week created the number one trans-Tasman fuel and convenience player, according to the company.


Z Energy to delist on 10 May
28 Apr 2022   /

Z Energy to delist on 10 May

The High Court has issued final orders approving the scheme of arrangement governing Australian fuel retailer Ampol’s $2bn purchase of Z Energy.


OIO clears Ampol’s $2bn Z Energy acquisition
12 Apr 2022   /

OIO clears Ampol’s $2bn Z Energy acquisition

The Overseas Investment Office has granted Australian fuel retailer Ampol permission to proceed with its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.


Dole looks for Sweetio spot as MD heads for the exit
31 Mar 2022   /

Dole looks for Sweetio spot as MD heads for the exit

Dole has delayed a full introduction of its new sweetio banana variety, while GM Steve Barton is looking to pass on baton.


Uber adds BP to NZ retail delivery partnerships
30 Mar 2022   /

Uber adds BP to NZ retail delivery partnerships

Uber expands its last-mile grocery delivery play by adding BP’s 200-strong network to its NZ footprint.


ComCom clears Ampol’s $2bn Z Energy takeover
17 Mar 2022   /

ComCom clears Ampol’s $2bn Z Energy takeover

Australian fuel retailer Ampol has been cleared by the Commerce Commission for its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.


Convenience store orders jump almost 420% – Menulog
8 Mar 2022   /

Convenience store orders jump almost 420% – Menulog

The number of orders from convenience stores such as Night ‘n Day increased by almost 420% since April last year on Menulog’s platform.


Wellington Chocolate Factory’s capital plan
3 Mar 2022   /

Wellington Chocolate Factory’s capital plan

GM Matt Williams says the company is eyeing a fundraise to fuel expansion and help satisfy the double-digit sales growth of its premium bars.


Little ‘Lato follows Farro with Moore Wilson’s launch
23 Feb 2022   /

Little ‘Lato follows Farro with Moore Wilson’s launch

The boutique gelato business has secured shelf space in two of the country’s leading premium retailers.


Omicron keeps freeze on Duck Island retail expansion
10 Feb 2022   /

Omicron keeps freeze on Duck Island retail expansion

But a new factory boosts production five-fold, supporting plans to expand into more supermarkets.


Record F&B sales growth at Z Espress
8 Nov 2021  

Record F&B sales growth at Z Espress

Z Energy has seen record interim food and beverage sales at its Z Espress stations.


Fast 50’s Delivereasy, WOOP on the rise and rise of delivery
5 Nov 2021  

Fast 50’s Delivereasy, WOOP on the rise and rise of delivery

Covid supercharges growth for food delivery service Delivereasy and meal kit company Woop, with little sign of it slowing.


Ampol seeks ComCom approval for $2bn Z Energy takeover
3 Nov 2021   /

Ampol seeks ComCom approval for $2bn Z Energy takeover

Australian petrol company Ampol has applied for Commerce Commission approval for its $2bn purchase of Z Energy.


Z outlets to change ownership in $2bn deal
15 Oct 2021   /

Z outlets to change ownership in $2bn deal

Z Energy’s portfolio of 481 New Zealand petrol stations is set to go into new ownership after a $2bn takeover offer from Australian petrol company was recommended by its board of directors.


Circle K in “multi-million dollar” NZ franchise drive
1 Oct 2021   /

Circle K in “multi-million dollar” NZ franchise drive

Franchising drive aims to convert 2% of NZ’s 5,000 convenience stores to Circle K banner.


Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network
22 Sep 2021   /

Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network

Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.


Bakery, coffee sales change has MTA boiling
26 Aug 2021   /

Bakery, coffee sales change has MTA boiling

The Motor Trade Association has expressed its frustration at a rule change made by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment that prevents service stations selling hot drinks and bakery food.


Dairies call for police support, vaccinations
20 Aug 2021   /

Dairies call for police support, vaccinations

The Dairy and Business Owners Group is calling for enhanced police support and Covid-19 vaccination prioritisation for essential workers at the country’s convenience retailers.


New members for NZACS
13 Aug 2021  

New members for NZACS

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores has appointed two new members.