Australia shines at Industry AwardsFor the third year running, Australia’s entrants have enjoyed prestigious wins at the international convenience industry awards, which are part of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in the US. The future of Australia’s convenience industry is clearly in good hands with Callum MacKay of 7-Eleven winning the Global Scholarship Award in the Retailer category and Kathryn Newiss from Philip Morris Australia winning the Supplier category award.

As the 2014 winners of the Peter Jowett Scholarship Award, administered by the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), Callum and Kathryn travelled to the US to compete for global recognition. They presented to an audience of leading convenience industry professionals from around the world.

“All the finalists, including those from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, gave excellent presentations and the four judges had a tough task separating the finalists,” AACS CEO Jeff Rogut said. “Callum and Kathryn’s success is a fantastic example of the efforts of Australia’s convenience industry in innovating for the future. A big congratulations to them both.”

The AACS will soon call for registrations for the 2015 Peter Jowett Scholarship Award.

“The award has a strong record of unearthing talented industry professionals and continues to prove an effective training and development program contributing to the innovation of our industry for a bright future,” Rogut said.

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