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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,”…

 

Best in Atlantic Canada’s Convenience Store Industry Celebrated

November 4, 2016
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Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry recognized industry excellence at the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association’s 8th annual Retail Convenience Awards Gala held at Pier 21 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 locations across the region, and generates more…

 

Atlantic convenience store retailers raise $58,000 for Children’s Wish Foundation

October 24, 2016
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  A record $58,116 was raised for the Children’s Wish Foundation by 160 convenience stores throughout Atlantic Canada during the fifth annual Convenience Store Day. The event, which was held on August 31, is organized by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association and recognizes both convenience store customers and the contribution that convenience store retailers make…

 

Convenience store retailers support crackdown on illegal tobacco sales in New Brunswick

September 20, 2016
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New Brunswick convenience store retailers are supporting a crackdown on illegal tobacco sales in the province in a new partnership between the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association and New Brunswick Crime Stoppers. The partnership announcement was made at the same time the association released a new study showing that illegal cigarette sales in the province remain…

 

Illegal cigarette sales in Nova Scotia too high

September 14, 2016
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Convenience store retailers in Nova Scotia say that the illegal sale of tobacco products undermines the health, safety and well-being of communities, and that illegal sales in the province are too high.   In a study released by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association, illegal cigarettes accounted for 20 per cent of almost 4,000 cigarette ends…

 

Helping grant wishes in Prince Edward Island

August 30, 2016
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Meet Taylor!   Taylor had the rare pleasure of spending her recent 9th birthday swimming with dolphins in Hawaii thanks to the Prince Edward Island Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.   Shortly before she and her family departed for the trip, Taylor stopped by with a cash donation of $250 which she…

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