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Atlantic C-Store News December 2015

December 2, 2015
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Retail excellence honoured at the 2015 Retail Convenience Awards Gala Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry recognized industry excellence at the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association’s 7th annual Retail Convenience Awards Gala held at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax in early November. Sponsored by Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the awards recognize excellence in six categories: President’s Excellence, Emerging…

 

Best in Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry celebrated

November 5, 2015
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  Halifax, November 5, 2015: Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry recognized industry excellence at the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association’s 7th annual Retail Convenience Awards Gala held at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax last night.   The convenience store industry in Atlantic Canada employs an estimated 28,300 people full and part-time at 3,300 convenience store locations…

 

More than 20 per cent of cigarette butts found at four NS high schools illegal product

October 29, 2015
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HALIFAX, October 29, 2015: A new study released by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association found that illegal cigarettes accounted for 22.5 per cent of the samples of cigarette ends collected at popular smoking areas near four Nova Scotia high schools.   “The provincial government banned flavoured tobacco because they were concerned about underage smokers,” says…

 

Is the provincial government losing millions in tobacco taxes to illegal cigarette sales?

October 6, 2015
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New study shows illegal cigarette sales should be a concern to everyone   St. John’s, NL [October 6, 2015]: New research commissioned by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association shows that illegal cigarettes could account for more than 10 per cent of all cigarettes smoked in Newfoundland.   “This is the second year that we’ve studied…

 

ACSA – September 2015 Newsletter

September 16, 2015
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Atlantic c-stores recognized as important part of community   On August 26, the ACSA held its fourth annual Convenience Store Day in the four Atlantic provinces. As part of the annual event, more than 125 community leaders and politicians volunteered for 20-minute shifts at 49 plus convenience stores throughout the region, raising money for local…

 

Illegal cigarette sales in New Brunswick remain high

July 13, 2015
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Presence of illegal cigarettes at 11 high schools tested averages 26 percent   New Brunswickers are busy buying illegal cigarettes according to research findings released today by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association.   Illegal cigarettes accounted for 24 percent of almost 4,000 cigarette ends collected from 27 sites across New Brunswick in late May/early June…

 

N.S. Government’s flavoured tobacco ban an attack on small business owners

May 26, 2015
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   Barely two weeks’ notice before major ban takes effect   HALIFAX [May 26, 2015] – Hundreds of hard working convenience store owners across the province will suffer significant losses at the hand of the provincial government due to its hostile approach to new legislation.   Giving convenience store owners only 14 days to clear…

 

Gas pump climate change warning labels

May 7, 2015
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The ACSA submitted the following letter to Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc in response to their recent resolution to encourage the use of point-of-sale gas pump climate change warning labels.   May 7, 2015 Mayor George LeBlanc City of Moncton 655 Main Street Moncton, NB E1C 1E8   Via email: george.leblanc@moncton.ca   Subject: Gas pump climate change…

 

Nova Scotia flavoured tobacco ban start date unreasonable, costly to industry

April 22, 2015
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40 days simply not long enough to clear wholesale and retail product   HALIFAX – [April 22, 2015]: The timing of plans by the Government of Nova Scotia to ban most flavoured tobacco products starting May 31st is unreasonable say convenience store retailers.   “I have flavoured tobacco inventory that will take at least six…

 

ACSA extremely disappointed with Nova Scotia Tobacco Access Act amendments to ban most flavoured tobacco products

April 20, 2015
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The Nova Scotia government has tabled amendments to the Tobacco Access Act that will ban almost all flavoured tobacco products. Mike Hammoud, president of the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association, says that there is no basis in reality for doing this.   “The big issue was the candy-flavoured tobacco products that were clearly targeting minors,” says…

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