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Locally invested, community minded

Mid Island Co-op builds loyalty from the inside out Read more

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Is your counter ready for cough and cold season?

Cough and cold season is fast approaching, which means one thing for c-gas retailers: get your cough counter stocked and ready, because as your customers fall into the grips of cough and sore throat symptoms, they’ll be looking for relief in the form of tried-and-true cough SKUs... Read more

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Build your social media community with these 4 tips

Take the time to understand these social media platforms, and get comfortable using your computer or phone to connect with people. Read more

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C-gas superheroes save the day

When Greg McCune’s constituents want to engage in discussion about city issues, they know exactly where to find him: in Sutherland’s Bakery, his local c-gas and foodservice site... Read more

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3 ways to boost shareable chocolate sales

Want to boost sales in the shareable chocolate format? Here are three simple tips to get you started : Get the location right. Shareable chocolate SKUs should be found in-aisle, but bestsellers can be brought to the front to encourage trade-up... Read more

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Are you keeping pace with change?

The 2013 CCentral Independent Insights survey results reveal similar trends toward higher levels of digital engagement, a strengthening of full-service distributor relationships, and improved staffing practices... Read more

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Change is the operative word at Dépanneur Simone

Change is not only the one constant in life, but essential to running a successful business, according to Jasmin Faucher. “If you don’t change anything, nothing will change,” states the co-owner of Dépanneur Simone, a convenience store and gasoline station in Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal. Read more

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A c-gas superhero connects with customers online

When an employee suggested creating a Facebook page for Sébastien Poulin’s convenience store last December, he said: ‘Sure, why not?’... Read more

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3 tips for foodservice success from a c-gas superhero

Cara Tarini comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and at 30 years old, she fits right in. “You can say that I come by this honestly,” she says. “My family’s been in the retail business since the time of my great grandfather’s tailor shop in Europe.” Read more

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Do you carry the top 20 chocolate singles SKUs?

Independent convenience-gas retailers face different challenges from their banner and chain counterparts, operating autonomously, without any head office support. Read more