Daniel Reale-Chin

Associate editor, Convenience Store News Canada
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Highlights and photos from the 2023 Convenience U CARWACS Show

Canada's largest convenience, gas and car wash event ramps things up with back-to-back education, networking and a buzzing trade show floor showcasing the latest product and equipment innovations.

Inflation continues to slow in Canada

The price of food rose by double digits compared to last year, but gasoline prices fell nearly 5%.

Report calls for restricting marketing to kids in stores and restaurants

Study looked at 'junk food power walls' at checkout aisles and designs that appeal to children.

Ontario company Friendlier aims to phase out single use plastics

Their company has already washed nearly half a million plastic containers, but the founders of Friendlier hope to scrub more and expand their operations as Canada phases out single-use plastics.

Alimentation Couche-Tard to buy 2,000 service stations from French oil firm

News of proposed acquisition comes as company reports net earnings of $737.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2023.

Kellogg reveals names for global snacking and North American cereal businesses

The new names will come into effect following planned separation at the end of 2023.

Canadian Tire launches fee based Triangle Rewards subscription program

The subscription will cost $89, but experts say customers may become "tired" of too many loyalty programs.

From marketing to design, brands adopt AI tools despite risk

Coca-Cola and Instacart are turning to artificial intelligence, but experts warn of the potential harm they can cause.

CCA announces first annual Car Wash for a Cure

The fundraiser will take place March 31 and April 1 across Canada.

Manitoba revives plan to test liquor sales in more retail stores

The plan could include c-stores in the province.