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Nova Scotia’s Mark Fuery nominated for CFIB’s Golden Scissors red tape reduction award

January 18, 2016
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Nova Scotia’s Mark Fuery nominated for CFIB’s Golden Scissors red tape reduction award

 

Retailer Profile: Margie Boone

October 15, 2014
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Margie Boone has been a part of the convenience store industry all her life, beginning at the young age of 13 working in small mom & pop shops. Over the last five decades, Margie has steadily advanced her career to taking on management of various Ultramar sites. These days Margie can be found managing Kenmount…

Contraband Tobacco

April 25, 2013
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In the most recent 2013 – 2014 budget presentations, three of Atlantic Canada’s four provinces increased tobacco tax rates. In the fourth province, Prince Edward Island, a tobacco tax increase was arguably built into the provincial government’s adjustment of the tax as the province moves from a GST/PST to an HST tax system.   As…

Retailer Profile: Ramona Roberts

April 25, 2013
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    “Most of our stores are in rural areas, so we have to be a little bit different,” she says. “What I tell my staff when I hire them is that if we don’t serve our local customers right then we won’t be here.” One of the biggest changes Ramona has seen in her…

Convenience Store Day 2012

March 28, 2013
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In 2012, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association piloted Convenience Store Day in Halifax and Fredericton. The idea behind Convenience Store Day was to thank customers for their business and recognize the contributions of the many convenience store owners and operators throughout Atlantic Canada as small business owners, employers and community supporters.   Activities included inviting…

Is there a case for expanded beverage alcohol retailing?

March 28, 2013
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  Opponents of the broader retailing of beverage alcohol raise concerns that the practice might/will lead to an increase in a variety of negative social impacts, including increased crime generally, increased sales of liquor to minors, increased case of driving under the influence and increased store-related crime, particularly robberies, where beverage alcohol is sold. There…

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