As the only national showcase for owners and operators of convenience stores, mini marts, newsagents, corner stores and mixed businesses, C&I Expo in Australia is an important resource for retailers and suppliers.
“There are now around 25,000 independently owned corner stores, convenience stores and newsagents across Australia who contribute an enormous amount to the Australian economy and provide a vital service to their local communities,” says Safa de Valois, Commercial Director of the C&I Expo.
But Safa says that very little is done to help them keep up to date with what is happening in their industry or to tell them about new products, services and retailing methods. “There are a lot of opportunities for these retailers to improve their businesses and offer their customers a point of difference to the major supermarkets. They are going to need that to survive. That is what C&I 2015 is all about.
”On the Wednesday and Thursday of the show from 10am to Midday, there will be free convention sessions featuring three industry speakers who will look at the future of the convenience industry and the emerging trends. The expo will open from midday to 5pm each day, and visitors can register online or just turn up and register at the door.
The Telstra Retail Sales and Cocktails networking evening will be held on the Wednesday from 5pm, and the C&I Telstra Small Stores Breakfast on the Thursday morning from 8am.
C&I Expo will be held on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March 2015, at Sydney Showground. For more information and to register, go to www.c-store.com.au.
Source: C&I Week; Intermedia