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Vaping backlash: Nova Scotia bans flavoured e cigarettes, Ontario mulls the same

A nationwide clamp down on vaping continued Thursday as Nova Scotia announced a ban on flavoured Read more

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Pepsi buys snack maker BFY Brands

PepsiCo has purchased BFY Brands for an undisclosed amount. BFY Brands, the maker of PopCorners Read more

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Voortman Cookies to be acquired by Hostess Brands

Hostess Brands has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Burlington, Ont.-based cookie maker Read more

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Sweet strategies to drive seasonal candy sales

The holiday season is in full swing and these seasonal insights can help convenience store retailers Read more


Altria CEO says company committed to multiple tobacco platforms

Despite some challenges facing alternative tobacco products today, Altria Group Inc. remains committed to its harm reduction Read more

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Proposed P.E.I. law would strictly regulate vaping, raise age limit

Prince Edward Island is on the verge of passing strict measures to regulate the use Read more


Industry News


Frank Scali joins FCPC as director, industry affairs

Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) has appointed Frank Scali to director, industry affairs. He starts Read more


Couche-Tard aims to double its size

Alimentation Couche-Tard will continue to focus on growing its U.S. footprint despite proposing an acquisition Read more


Caltex rejects Couche Tard takeover offer, opens door for revised bid

Caltex Australia Ltd., Australia’s largest retail fuel and convenience chain, is rejecting a $7.7-billion takeover offer from Alimentation Read more

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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.1% in September

Retail sales fell 0.1% in September to $51.6 billion, weighed down by lower sales at Read more


Manitoba government eases shopping restrictions, tightens cannabis law

Manitobans will soon have more freedom to shop but less freedom when it comes to Read more


Couche Tard makes C$7.7B bid for Australia’s Caltex

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is proposing the largest acquisition in the company’s history with a $7.7 Read more


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CEO Mary Moran of Calgary Economic Development

Western separatism, pipeline delays weigh on corporate mood at Alberta forum

Ongoing environmental criticism, delays in building oil pipelines and a surge of separatist sentiment following Read more


Suncor keeps 2020 oil budget flat, approves $300 million wind farm project

Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. says it will keep capital spending related to its oil Read more


Feds won’t explain claim pipeline expansion will raise $500M in tax revenue

The federal government says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring another $500 million a year in Read more

Greenergy CEO Mike Healy

Q&A: Greenergy CEO Mike Healey discusses Inver launch

Greenergy has extended its fuel supply offer to independent fuel retailers in Canada by introducing Read more

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Greenergy brings new forecourt brand to Canada

Greenergy is introducing the Inver forecourt brand to Canada, with the opening of three new Read more


Calgary natural gas producer Canacol making LNG for retail customers in Colombia

A Calgary-based company that drills for natural gas in Colombia says it has started making Read more



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