TSG Insider 33

TSG Insider 33

 

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Your Weekly Update

Friday 14 August 2020

Your weekly TSG Insider

Contents
Melbourne Stage 4
Support for your business
Tobacco Compliance Training

Preferred Partners
Promotions
Covid-19 Resources

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE – STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY
TOBACCONISTS NOT PERMITTED TO OPEN

Under Stage 4 restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne, only stores in permitted categories including Convenience Store and Newsagent category may remain open. Full details on permitted workplaces here.

Advice received from Business Victoria yesterday is that only businesses who have  permitted categories listed by the Australian Business Register as their ANZSIC code may remain open. If you do not know your ANZSIC you can contact the ABR on tel 13 92 26.

Therefore TSG advises any retailers who are not convenience or newsagent according to their ANZSIC classification code to close immediately.

You may also seek further advice from Business Victoria on phone 13 22 15.

If you have temporarily ceased to open, please email [email protected]

SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Please review the COVID FAQs pages for links to government support programs. It is important, particularly for those stores in Victoria affected by the Stage 4 restrictions, to ensure you apply for all relevant government support programs.

COVID FAQs

COVID FAQs – Chinese

FEE RELIEF APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
The current Fee Relief program application deadline has been extended until Friday 21 August.

Eligibility: Franchisees showing Total Sales (G1 on your BAS statement) down by 20% or more shown on your Q2 2020 BAS Statement compared with your Q1 2020 statement. The Offer: New applicants showing a down turn of at least 20% in Total Sales (G1 on your BAS Statement) in Q2 2020 will now be provided with a waiver of Fees for part of Q3 2020 (1/9/2020 until 30/9/2020).
How to apply: Click through to the online application form, and be sure to read all the terms and conditions and complete the form no later than 21 August 2020. New applicants must provide Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 Lodged BAS Statements showing ATO Confirmation no later than 21 August 2020. Any questions, simply email [email protected]

Please read in full the terms and conditions on the application form to ensure you understand eligibility criteria.

Apply for fee relief

TOBACCO COMPLIANCE TRAINING REGISTRATIONS

Please note that following your registration, your welcome email from MGA may take up to 7 days to be emailed to you. Please ensure you check your junk mail in case it is there.

Induction Information

PREFERRED PARTNERS
RICK’S WEEKLY SPECIAL

LAVA SLIM TUBES – CLEARANCE
LAVA SLIM RED 120 IN SHIPPERS OF 100
only $140+gst

Order online now

ATF 75% ALCOHOL HAND SANITISER
ATF Hand Sanitiser 500ml – sold in boxes of 30
Now only $5 each + GST

Order ATF Hand Sanitiser here

AUGUST SPECIALS
Available from 14 August to 28 August.
Includes hot items including lighters, flasks, Zippo fluid and much more…

Download Catalogue Now

RED HOT TSG ONLINE SHOP SPECIALS

NEW ONLINE STORE ORDER DEADLINE 
12 NOON AEST TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Please note that cut off times have been changed to suit our growing number of suppliers.
We are dispatching 3 times per week.

SCANDINAVIAN TOBACCO GROUP

August Promotions
30% off on selected Ventti Filters are now available on the TSG Online Shop!

Order Now

TSG’s premium RYO partner!

GIZEH is one of the world’s three largest and leading manufacturers in the smokers’ accessories sector. The group’s diverse range of products includes rolling papers, filters, and other accessories for a smokers RYO enjoyment. Featuring:
GIZEH filters  – GIZEH quality and aggressively priced against market leaders Ventti and Ranch to boost store profit!
GIZEH papers – Real connoisseurs choose GIZEH to achieve the rolling result that conforms 100% to their own personal taste!
GIZEH rolling machines – The GIZEH Duo Roller delivers a knockout blow to Mini-Maxi!

Introduce your customers to GIZEH – QUALITY you can TRUST, and always in stock on the TSG Online Shop!

“CROOKS DON’T STOP FOR STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS”
IAN SCHOLFIELD (VIC STATE MANAGER)

If you have been required to shut for stage 4 restrictions, please ensure your security systems are tested, and working. We suggest you:

  • test your alarm to ensure it works
  • if you have SmokeShield, set your alarm off and let the smoke deploy for 3-5 seconds before switching your alarm off
  • check your CCTV cameras are working

This should be a regular part of your store maintenance, but RIGHT NOW it’s critical that you know that your store is protected.

PROMOTIONS

PML

PML will be extending the current promotion that was set to finish on Sunday for Choice Signature 40s through to the end of this promotional period. Updated page can be found under promotions.

PML had planned to have the final 3 digital tasks for Q3 tobacconist grading on the portal for the full month of August as per the below plan.

  • Task 3: WC 3rd August – Illegal Tobacco Trade (Duration: 4 Weeks)
  • Task 4: WC 3rd August – Smoke-Free Future (Duration: 4 Weeks)
  • Task 5: WC 3rd August – Excise Tasking (Duration: 4 Weeks)

They identified that the way Task 5 was loaded to the portal it was not as they expected it to be. PML have had this rectified so the final task will be available under “My Tasks” in the portal from this coming Monday the 17th of August and will run through to the 30th of August (2 weeks).
This will mean that all the final 3 tasks mentioned above will be available on the portal for the final two weeks of August for retailers to complete, if you haven’t already completed the first two.

Imperial

Under promotions you will find Imperial promotions for the period Monday 17th – 30th August.
Key points:

  • Continuation of the deeper competitive rebates on Parker & Simpson 20s, 25s, 30s and 40s,
  • All promotional rebates will be paid deferred. The amount payable will be calculated on the lower of compliant scan or direct purchases. Please ensure scan vs. purchases are in line.

To further support the promotion during the current tracking period, Imperial will be revising each stores’ allocation to accommodate for the potential sales growth. Each outlet with Imperial terms will be allocated 1 additional weeks’ worth of stock on both TMC and RYO. Therefore their 2-week allocation consists of 3-weeks’ worth of stock.

There is a cycle focus on Tally Ho 5-Pack commencing Friday 14th August 2020. The exclusive offer consists of buy 6 boxes of Tally Ho 5-Packs and only pay for 5.
More information and flyer can be found under promotions.

BAT

Updated promotions can be found under promotions

Not a great start to the RYO multi-buys. Due to unforeseen circumstances BAT have had to temporarily cease sales of Capstan 15/45g and Holiday 25/75g effective immediately. All RYO Multi-Buy STMs will be made available as of 31st August 2020. These include:

  • Capstan 15/45g
  • Holiday 25/75g
  • Winfield Optimum 25/75g
  • Rothmans 25/75g

Scandinavian Tobacco
Scandinavian Tobacco have a cigar and humidor offer starting Monday 17th of August, until stock lasts. Look for the flyer under promotions for more information.

Promotions

Procedures

Products

COVID-19 – INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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You can always access our most recent correspondence on our website here.

COVID-19 Precautions
FAQs
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LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
There are resources for you if you, your family or your staff need support.
Lifeline (13 11 14) and
Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636 or online chat).

KEEP IN TOUCH
Share any best practice steps you are taking with us [email protected]
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on [email protected]