Anne Kothawala

President & CEO, CICC

Author Profile

Anne Kothawala is president and CEO of the Convenience Industry Council of Canada. The national, not-for-profit council represents retailers, vendors and distributors, who put the needs of the customer first.  The council advocates for the diverse and dynamic convenience channel by representing their interests at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, while also providing access to industry data, research and best practices to help them with critical business decisions.



A taxing situation for Canada’s c-stores

Announced reduction in fees excludes our industry retailers.

The taxing reality for Canada’s c-stores

When it comes to threshold for eligibility of a new interchange rate, every convenience store in Canada must be treated as a small to mid-size business, regardless of corporate structure.

Contraband and crime

The clock is ticking and governments need to act.

We’re in your corner…

Governments need to understand that their policies have a direct impact on our industry’s ability to survive and thrive.

Conquering contraband in Canada

Illicit tobacco costs all Canadians, but there is a way (if politicians have the will) to tackle the problem.

Making wishes come true, making communities stronger

Our stores are more than places to buy lottery tickets, a drink or a snack.

Full-court press on credit card fees

Government's commitment to take action is a major win, but the game isn't over yet and neither is CICC's advocacy on this key issue.

The same old story can’t continue – time to reduce credit card fees

The cost of convenience is quickly becoming unsustainable and threatening the prosperity of Canadian communities.

A future in peril: The unsustainable cost of convenience

Pandemic created a perfect storm for Canada’s c-store industry.

National Convenience Week is just around the corner: Join us!

Event, to boost industry awareness and support Make-A-Wish Canada, kicks off August 29th.