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Consumers thirsty for better-for-you beverages 

In 1886, Atlanta pharmacist John S. Pemberton came up with the most consequential new consumer Read more


Saputo closing facilities in Ontario and New Brunswick, laying off 280 workers

Saputo Inc. will close two Canadian facilities, cutting nearly 300 jobs, as it looks to Read more

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9 tips to complete the transition to plain packaging

It’s time. After a year of preparation, retailers will have to sell only products meeting the Read more


Marlboro maker slammed by Juul investment, takes $4B charge

The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes saw in late 2018 the opportunity to offset declining Read more

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Plain packaging A Q&A with Norman Pridgeon, JTI-Macdonald

Plain, but not-so simple Norman Pridgeon, vice-president, sales – JTI-Macdonald Corp., on how tobacco companies Read more


85% of New Brunswickers support sale of beer and wine in convenience stores: CICC survey

A recent consumer survey found that a vast majority of adult New Brunswickers are in Read more


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Alimentation Couche-Tard ups offer for Australian convenience chain, says Caltex

Caltex Australia Ltd., Australia’s largest retail fuel and convenience chain, says it has received a revised takeover offer Read more


Amazon Go expands foodservice offerings

Amazon is to sell to hot food and espresso at select Amazon Go locations in the United States. Read more

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INS Market ramps up expansion in Quebec

INS Market is expanding its convenience concept in Quebec. Founded in 1994 as International News, the Canadian Read more


Montreal to fully ban plastic bags by end of 2020, mayor announces

Given the urgent need to reduce the city’s environmental footprint, Montreal will move to fully Read more

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7-Eleven tests cashierless store in the U.S.

7-Eleven Inc. is debuting a cashierless store at its corporate headquarters in Irving. During the pilot, the Read more


Quebec to expand deposit system to cover all drink containers by 2022

Quebec will expand its deposit system to include different kinds of alcohol and beverage containers Read more


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Greenergy announces merger with Canada’s BG Fuels

Greenergy and BG Fuels are merging. Greenergy is an international supplier of transportation fuels and Read more


Suncor defers Montreal refinery project to focus on low cost oilsands expansions

Suncor Energy Inc.’s on-again, off-again plan to add a coker unit to its Montreal refinery to Read more


Trans Mountain pipeline expansion cost jumps 70% to $12.6 billion

Delays and design changes have driven the cost to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Read more

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Red River Co-op pumps go dry

Federated Co-operatives’ Regina refinery labour dispute is making itself felt well beyond Saskatchewan. Late last Read more


Imperial Oil reports $271M fourth quarter profit, down from $853M a year ago

Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $271 million, down from $853 million in the same Read more

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Premier promises mediator in Regina refinery dispute if union pulls blockades

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he’s prepared to appoint a special mediator to an intensifying Read more




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