AB government proposes flavoured tobacco ban
In an unprecedented move, the Alberta government recently announced it’s proceeding with plans to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products in the province...
Score big with Kit Kat Chunky and the NFL
The Super Bowl is more than just a game: it’s the number-one-watched annual sports event in Canada. Last year alone, 7.33 million registered viewers tuned in to watch...
3 ways to promote your store
“Promoting your store is all about getting customers in your front door,” says Diane Williams, owner of White Rock Enterprise, and a Convenience U CARWACS Show educator...
Do you carry the top 20 chocolate singles SKUs?
Independent convenience-gas retailers face different challenges from their banner and chain counterparts, operating autonomously, without any head office support...
A c-gas superhero connects with customers online
When an employee suggested creating a Facebook page for Sébastien Poulin’s convenience store last December, he said: ‘Sure, why not?’
3 tips for foodservice success from a c-gas superhero
Cara Tarini comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and at 30 years old, she fits right in. “My family’s been in the retail business since the time of my great grandfather’s tailor shop in Europe”...
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How did the Play Your Part promo do in store?
At Leo’s Convenience in Grand Falls, NB, the Mars Play Your Part promotion just came to an end. Tania Bellefleur, the store’s manager, says she created in-store excitement around the promotion by engaging in conversation with customers, and ensuring the prepack was prominent and visible in store...
Top 20 shareable chocolate SKUs
Want to boost sales in the shareable chocolate format? Here are three simple tips to get you started : Get the location right. Shareable chocolate SKUs should be found in-aisle, but bestsellers can be brought to the front to encourage trade-up...
One for Me, One for You: a promotional success
“Overall it’s been an extremely successful promotion. If it’s available again next year, I will, without a doubt, run it again,” says Shirley Estey, operator of Berry Mills Convenience...
How did Stick it to Hunger do in store?
The OH HENRY! Stick it to Hunger consumer promotion has been in Scott Atkinson’s Beaver Convenience in Courtenay, BC for a little over a month, and so far, the promotion is a big success...
The ACSA promotes c-store excellence
Take a few minutes out of your day to watch the video above, which highlights an exciting and important day for c-stores in Atlantic Canada...
OCSA: Retailers call on Queen’s Park to talk c-store issues
It’s tough out there for c-store owners, but the issues that matter most in the industry are the exact ones being tackled by the OCSA. Here’s a breakdown of recent wins, files and developments from Ontario’s c-store association...
WCSA: How do customers feel about credit card fees?
A recent public opinion survey commissioned by the Western Convenience Stores Association (WCSA) indicates most British Columbians are aware of the high credit card transaction fees facing retailers...
CCA raises money for the London Food Bank
The CCA is working with municipalities on the local level and engaging in community affairs in an effort to spread the word about environmental carwashing practices...
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Convenience U video: 3 tips on pricing and promotions
George Anastasopoulos, an industry consultant and one of the Convenience U CARWACS Show educators, shares three tips on pricing and promotion from the trade show floor...
C-gas superheroes save the day
When Greg McCune’s constituents want to engage in discussion about city issues, they know exactly where to find him: in Sutherland’s Bakery, his local c-gas and foodservice site...
Photo gallery: Alberta car wash gets technology makeover
Janice Grasse is on the last leg of her renovation journey. She’s been retrofitting the wash equipment and building a foodservice offering in the 1,800 sq. ft. c-store since she bought Giant Truck and Car Wash...
3 tips from Greek grocery giants
The Mourelatos family is very proud of its Greek heritage and the myriad of fresh and packaged Mediterranean products on sale at its four Supermarché Mourelatos locations...
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