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Changes to Ontario’s Smoke Free Act

The changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act, 2017 that were set to come into effect on July 1, 2018 are being paused to give the new government the opportunity to carefully review the new regulations related to vaping. Read more


Beer & Wine in Ontario c-stores?

Find out how the OCSA will represent your business when it comes to beer and wine negotiations with the new Ontario government. Read more


5 Ways to appeal to Gen Z consumers with foodservice

Children that are members of Gen Z may not be as absorbed in their smartphones as people might think, according to a Y-Pulse's new 2018 Kids Dining study. Read more


Canadian Carwash Association teams up with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Effective March 1, 2018, all current members of CCA, become full members of CFIB and all new members who join CCA after March 1st will automatically be enrolled as a CFIB group member. Read more


Explore Alto-Shaam’s Vector™ Multi-Cook Oven at The Convenience U CARWACS Show!

Game-changing new oven category to be showcased with product demonstrations. Read more

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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