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OCSA launches website to debunk myths about alcohol deregulation

Share/BookmarkThe Ontario Convenience Stores Association and its affiliate property,, are partnering with the Ontario Government Read more

Hershey taps into ASMR for feature film

Hershey Canada is tapping into the ASMR craze with the launch of a feature length Read more

Health advocates urge Quebec to appeal vaping ruling amid spike in youth vaping

Anti-smoking groups are urging the Quebec government to appeal a court ruling that invalidated certain Read more

When it comes to product mix, your competitor can be your best teacher

“That’s interesting.” Have you ever walked into your main competitor’s shop and had that reaction? Read more

Circle K partners with District Ventures to showcase Canadian entrepreneurs

District Ventures, which is led by renowned Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson of Dragon’s Den fame, Read more

Merchandising tips for shaping consumers’ perception of freshness

A new study from Culinary Visions finds that retailers can get a product’s freshness across Read more


Industry News

Category management is evolving: 5 tips to keep pace

Competition for the “convenience” shopper is at an all-time high. Convenience store operators must ensure Read more

7-Eleven’s parent company to ban plastic bags

Seven & i Holdings will stop giving customers disposable plastic shopping bags by 2030. The Read more

Shoppers use smartphones to make in-store purchase decisions: Survey

For all of the talk about online shopping, physical stores still play a major role Read more

3 in-store strategies to drive impulse purchases

The convenience channel has long been known for its cokes and smokes, but if you Read more

3 tips for capitalizing on ‘fifth season’ micro holidays

Move over major holidays, the micros are moving in. Novelty and seasonal items, including confections, Read more

Modern times call for modern payment systems

Cash was once considered king, but times have changed as payment options like mobile wallets, Read more


Articles Retailer Focus

Vancouver expected to headline long Canadian summer of high gasoline prices

Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer Read more

Kenney lauds Senate committee rejecting tanker ban

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for a full-court press to kill Ottawa’s proposed B.C. Read more

3 strategies to help c-gas operators navigate labour pressures

Canada is home to just shy of 12,000 fueling sites. These sites offer employment to Read more

Scheer’s climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says his party’s climate plan will aim to hit Canada’s promised Read more

Parkland expands U.S. footprint with KB Oil acquisition

Parkland USA is adding nine convenience stores to its portfolio through its acquisition of Ken Read more

Trudeau says Alberta carbon tax fight won’t affect Trans Mountain line decision

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Alberta’s opposition to a carbon tax won’t influence his cabinet’s decision Read more


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