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Editor’s Message: Get ready for your new beginning!

We are excited to start the new year with a fresh convenience retail brand dedicated to helping you target the top trends, understanding important business realities, and navigating a rapidly evolving retail environment. Read more


EnsembleIQ announces new CEO

This appointment marks the next step in the media information and marketplace intelligence resource’s growth strategy. Read more


Checkout-free Amazon Go store finally opens to the public

Amazon Go offers ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made by company chefs and local kitchens and bakeries; a selection of grocery essentials ranging from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates... Read more


Fake news! 7-Eleven is NOT closing all Ontario stores

A rumour swirling around the internet claimed the Japanese chain was closing all of its Ontario stores. We got to the bottom of it. Read more


Convenience meets cannabis?

In July 2018, the federal government will legalize the production and distribution of cannabis. Between now and then, the provinces and territories will have to decide how to adapt to this legislation. Convenience stores should be part of the discussion. Read more


Save Our Stores Campaign

Visit and click on the JOIN US button to learn more about the campaign and lend your support. Read more


E-cigarettes: A message from the OCSA

The OCSA is calling upon the Ontario government to regulate e-cigarettes as smoking-regulated products. Get educated and sign the petition! Read more


Valet Car Wash announces opening of two new car wash locations

Valet has been in business for 26 years and is the largest independent branded tunnel operator in Ontario. Read more


CIPMA President and CEO Tricia Anderson announces departure

Following a long and successful career in the petroleum industry, President and CEO of CIPMA, Tricia Anderson, has decided to leave CIPMA effective June 30, 2017. Read more


WCSA: Celebrating c-stores’ contribution to communities

Please take a few minutes to help us tell the story about how convenience stores contribute to local and regional causes. Read more