Industry Updates

Great to Sea You at the Summit

Set along Halifax’s harbour front, the 2018 National Convenience Industry Summit brought together retailers, distributors and manufacturers from across Canada. During a time of industry disruption, this year’s program focused on Navigating a Changing Channel, with insightful and inspiring speakers as well as plenty of networking opportunities to discuss business. Business Sessions Tony Chapman returnedRead more

Majority of Canadians Want Current Branded Package Regulations Applied to Marijuana Cigarettes

As Marijuana Becomes Legalized Majority (87%) of Canadians Want Current Branded Package Regulations Applied to Marijuana Cigarettes 2/3rds (64%) Reject Generic Packaging, Cite Risk of Criminal Counterfeiting June 19, 2018, Toronto—With the imminent legalization of marijuana, a new public opinion poll shows that nearly 9 out of 10 of Canadians support applying the current branding andRead more

C-Stores Warn About Inconsistent Regulation of Cannabis & Tobacco

The government of Canada is considering important changes to the rules governing both a legal product, tobacco, and a currently-illegal product, marijuana. But their approaches are very different and in the view of the Canadian Convenience Stores Association and the National Convenience Stores Distributors Association, not only unfair, but unlikely to produce the kinds ofRead more

A Historic Summit in 2017

Set in one of Canada’s most historically significant cities, the 2017 National Convenience Industry Summit took place late this September in Quebec City. As Canadians celebrated Canada’s 150th year, this year’s Summit also reflected upon the past achievements while bringing the industry together to look forward to the future. Business Sessions Tony Chapman kicked thingsRead more

Federal Pre-Budget Submission (Budget 2018)

National Convenience Stores Distributors Association Federal Pre-Budget Submission (Budget 2018) Small and mid-sized retailers, and the distributors that serve them, are faced with a unique set of pressures amidst Canada’s evolving retail landscape. It is critical for the Government of Canada to adopt policies that not only improve the competitiveness of small businesses, but provideRead more