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11/27/2020

Manitoba c-stores advised to only sell from this list of essential items

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The Manitoba government is reminding essential businesses, including convenience stores, to only sell essential items.

The province has published a list of 26 essential items, many of which are part of the convenience offering.

C-stores are not permitted to sell non-essential items in store and must either block areas or remove such products from shelves.

C-stores, like other retailers can continue to sell essential or non-essential items online, by telephone or by remote means for delivery or curb-side pick-up. The move is part of an effort to level the playing field and prevent larger retailers from flouting the lockdown rules.

Here's what's okay.

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In addition, operators must ensure compliance with capacity limits — for c-stores, this means 25% the usual capacity.