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C-Store Day Press Release

July 11, 2018
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National C-Store Day targeting $100K for children’s charity National event takes place August 29th at convenience stores across Canada   Burlington, ON (July 10, 2018) – An annual community event, Convenience Store Day is scheduled for August 29th, 2018. Since 2012, C-Store Day has celebrated the contributions that convenience stores make to their communities, while…

 

Industry association says Islanders support selling beer and wine in convenience stores

April 5, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4th , 2018 Industry association says Islanders support selling beer and wine in convenience stores   [Halifax, Nova Scotia] Two-thirds of adult Islanders participating in a provincial survey expressed support for retailing beer and wine in convenience stores (strongly support, support, somewhat support).   The research was commissioned by the Atlantic…

 

Nova Scotian’s strongly support selling beer and wine in convenience stores

March 22, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2018   [Halifax, Nova Scotia] Nearly two-thirds of adult Nova Scotians participating in a provincial survey expressed support for retailing beer and wine in convenience stores (strongly support, support, somewhat support).   The research was commissioned by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association and conducted independently by MQO Research in June,…

 

ACSA Newsletter – March 2018

March 16, 2018
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Mixed reviews on 2018 federal budget from Atlantic c-store retailers The upside of more support for small business in the federal government’s February budget was offset by higher excise taxes on tobacco says Mike Hammoud, president of the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association. “We’re certainly optimistic about the federal government’s commitment to reducing red tape, and…

 

NB Pharmacists Cracking Down

February 22, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE N.B. pharmacists in conflict-of-interest in crackdown on sales of over-the-counter medications.   Decades old regulations that have never been enforced give pharmacists opportunity to eliminate competition for pharmacies.   HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (February 22, 2018) New Brunswick pharmacists are in a conflict-of-interest and benefiting from the elimination of competition says the association…

 

Atlantic C-Store News November 2017

November 27, 2017
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Crime bust reinforces organized crime’s involvement in contraband tobacco trade A major crime bust in Ontario in early November highlighted just how active organized crime is in illegal activities   The bust came about through the ability of the RCMP-led Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit to infiltrate organized crime networks. As a…

 

Best in Atlantic Canada’s Convenience Store Industry Celebrated

November 15, 2017
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Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry recognized industry excellence at the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association’s 9th annual Retail Convenience Awards Gala held on November 9th, 2017 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.   The convenience store industry in Atlantic Canada employs an estimated 28,300 people full and part-time at 3,300 convenience store…

 

Atlantic C-Store News July 2017

July 25, 2017
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Convenience Store Day goes national Annual event recognizes contributions of c-store retailers to the communities they serve.   It started out as a nugget of an idea in 2012 involving three convenience stores in Atlantic Canada. This year, the convenience industry’s seventh annual Convenience Store Day, (C-Store Day) will launch as a nation-wide event on…

 

Atlantic C-Store News March 2017

March 28, 2017
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Nova Scotia commits to further red tape reduction In support of the provincial government’s red tape reduction efforts, Service Nova Scotia has created three new Business Navigator positions. These new staff will assist both new and existing businesses in navigating what the government admits can be “a daunting and complex regulatory environment.”   Atlantic premiers…

 

Cracking down on illegal cigarette sales is good for government coffers and preventing youth smoking

November 29, 2016
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A third annual study of illegal cigarette consumption in Newfoundland continues to show unacceptably high levels of criminal activity says a spokesperson for the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association, who commissioned the research.   “The latest research indicates that the prevalence of illegal cigarettes in Newfoundland is likely something in the range of 15 per cent,”…

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