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Karrys celebrates a new era of excellence
When the Karrys family business launched in 1913, product deliveries were done by bicycle. Now, 100 years later, Karrys is one of the most innovative leaders...
Hershey Canada insights drive c-gas success
Convenience-gas retailers, especially independents, are facing major challenges as competition from other formats intensifies...
A new car wash experience
Since Manny was a teenager, he’s taken great pride in caring for cars. Some of his fondest teenage memories come from the weekly washes...
POS materials draw customers into BC c-store
Where constantly changing is the name of the game, Ray White is a perfect example of a retailer who doesn’t hesitate to make changes to his Agassiz, BC video and convenience store...
How to become a multi-site success
While other teenagers were embroiled in the usual high school drama, Lucky 13 owner Ray Seguin was off to a precocious start in the retailing game...
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5 ways to boost snack sales
Consumers are often looking for something quick to tide them over between meals, and the c-store is often the go-to destination to fill this need. Retailers can build on the excitement around bestselling snacks like potato chips, tortilla chips and nuts by also stocking innovation that captures emerging trends.
5 ways to capitalize on candy growth
When you talk about a kid in a candy store, there’s a strong chance you’re referring to a convenience store, based on the fast-paced growth of candy confections in the c-gas channel. In fact, candy is growing more rapidly in national C&G than it is in any other channel.
Is your cold vault ready for spring?
The weather is warming up outside, which means customers will begin looking to the c-store cold vault for thirst-quenching beverage options. Ensure your cooler is ready with a fresh planogram that focuses on bestsellers...
Win with the top king chocolate SKUs
The singles segment may be the star of the chocolate category in the convenience-gas channel, but retailers should never forget about the unsung hero that attracts a different type of chocolate shopper...
NACDA and CCSA to host combined industry summit
The convenience-gas industry has been advocating togetherness, and two associations are taking a major step toward establishing this unity. The National Convenience Stores Distributors Association (NACDA) and the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) are combining their industry events...
How to overcome the challenge of staff engagement video
Check out this video featuring Kumar Gurdita, owner of Queen’s Quay Convenience in Toronto, as he explains how he engages and motivates his staff in order to provide the best shopping experience for his regular customers...
CCSA’s Brian Morrissey on industry standards
The convenience-gas channel can be difficult to navigate, but recently appointed Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) Chair Brian Morrissey is ready to help...
OCSA winning battles for retailers
From the fight for beer and wine sales in c-stores and the looming threat of a plastic bag ban in Toronto, to the increasing concern over contraband tobacco and tragic incidents of fuel theft, 2012 was a tough year for Ontario c-store owners.
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Convenience U CARWACS attendees learn about customer service
The key message from the 10th anniversary Convenience U CARWACS Show at Toronto’s International Centre March 5 and 6 was that everyone in the industry has a stake in ensuring that retailers give customers the best possible in-store experience. Without customer loyalty, independent, banner and chain retailers alike will have a hard time competing with other formats...
Barbecue barons video
What do you get when you combine the enthusiasm of a young entrepreneur, the food savvy of an established local chef, and a unique concept never tried before in Canada?
Video: Mondelēz Canada chooses its own adventure
The convenience-gas industry is changing, and successful independent retailers are surviving using innovative business models that put the customer at the forefront of retailer success.
To call the Alcona Esso in Innisfil, Ont. just a gas station or convenience store would be inaccurate. But you also can’t refer to it simply as a lube shop, car wash or drive-thru coffee and doughnut shop, either. Alcona Esso features all of these services, but it’s much more.
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