The New Zealand Association of Convenience Store (NZACS) has held successful events in both Auckland and Christchurch where they delivered insights into the current state of the convenience channel.
Over the course of the two events, a total of more than 130 NZACS members gathered to hear Lance Dobson, Executive Director – Retail & Consumer Intelligence, NielsenIQ, share insights across a number of mainstay and emerging categories within the channel.
The first event was held in Auckland on 27 May at Remuera Golf Club with more then 90 members in attendance.
The second was a bit more challenging, held in Christchurch on 29 June at the Russley Golf Club. It was just two degrees and snowing, with a huge southerly storm causing flights to be cancelled from Dunedin.
Dave Hooker, Executive Director, NZACS, thanked the more than 40 members who braved the conditions to attend on the day.
“The event was well received by members, and we had positive feedback about our decision to run a South Island event, so we may look at it again for next year if we continue to get good support,” he said.
“On behalf of the entire NZACS board, we would like to thank everybody who attended our Convenience Market Review Business Breakfasts in Auckland and Christchurch.”