Industry Updates


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

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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

Ice Cream

Why is My Ice Cream Grey?

All of a sudden it hits you. A craving for that chocolaty, caramel, creamy goodness. You stop by your local convenience store to grab some ice cream to bring home to your kids, never thinking to check the label or wonder where it was made. This happens daily across the country. What consumers should beRead more


Summit 2016

We’re back from Collingwood now and winding down from another successful Summit. There is a real sense of shared accomplishment as our Summit Committee worked with us to put on a memorable event. We are happy that the 160 attendees were able to gather together for two days of learning, networking, sharing and growing. WhatRead more