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Banning all flavoured tobacco won’t be effective

March 24, 2015
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Proposed ban unfairly targets law-abiding retailers and consumers   DARTMOUTH – March 24, 2015: A ban on menthol tobacco by the Nova Scotia government will not be effective because there are too many alternatives available to consumers says the association representing Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry.   The provincial government is expected to introduce legislation…

 

Provincial Budget Time

March 10, 2015
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How are your tobacco sales doing? Did you know that the provincial government’s estimates of tobacco tax revenue are well short of what they were estimating for this year? Illegal tobacco activity and growth in the sales of e-cigarettes and more appear to be the culprits.   When tax revenues come up short of budgets,…

 

Industry Association Supports Illegal Tobacco Busts at Convenience Stores

January 28, 2015
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Industry association supports illegal tobacco busts at convenience stores   HALIFAX, [January 28th, 2015]: The association representing Atlantic Canada’s convenience store retailers fully supports the arrest of several Halifax-area convenience store retailers involved in the sale of illegal tobacco.   “There are about 985 convenience store locations in Nova Scotia,” says Mike Hammoud, president of…

 

Les dépanneurs du Canada Atlantique soulignent la Semaine nationale sans fumée

January 22, 2015
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Les dépanneurs du Canada Atlantique soulignent la Semaine nationale sans fumée   L’Association encourage les gouvernements provinciaux à faire plus pour contrer la vente illégale de produits du tabac   HALIFAX (19 janvier 2015) En reconnaissance de la Semaine nationale sans fumée, l’Association des dépanneurs de l’Atlantique (ACSA) encourage les gouvernements provinciaux du Canada Atlantique…

 

Will Nova Scotia Ban all Flavoured Tobacco Products?

January 21, 2015
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WILL NOVA SCOTIA BAN ALL FLAVOURED TOBACCO PRODUCTS?   The Nova Scotia government will introduce legislation this spring to ban the sale of some — and quite possibly all — flavoured tobacco products. That includes menthol cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, pipe tobacco, non-tobacco chews…everything.   The government’s concern is products targeting underage kids. Flavoured kiddy…

 

Atlantic Canada’s Convenience Store Retailers Recognize National Non-Smoking Week

January 19, 2015
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Atlantic Canada’s convenience store retailers recognize National Non-Smoking Week   Association encourages provincial governments to get tougher on illegal tobacco sales   HALIFAX (January 19th, 2015) In recognition of National Non-Smoking Week, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association (ACSA) is encouraging Atlantic Canada’s provincial governments to get tougher on illegal tobacco sales to reduce the harm…

 

ACSA – January 2015 Newsletter

January 16, 2015
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NL Gas Retailers Win 2.48 cpl Increase in Retail Gas Margin Following a comprehensive review of the regulated margins on motor and heating fuels in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Board of Governors of Public Utilities made a number of upward adjustments that included a 2.48 cents per litre increase in the retail gas margin. The…

 

Convenience store gas retailers support NS government’s gas regulation review process

December 22, 2014
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Convenience store gas retailers support NS government’s gas regulation review process The association representing the majority of convenience store gas retailers in Nova Scotia supports the provincial government’s plan to collect more data on gas volume and other pump data at retail gas outlets throughout the province.   “There has been a lot of talk…

 

Atlantic Lottery Compliance

November 27, 2014
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Growing concern over increase in lottery age verification non-compliance   Atlantic Lottery reports that the number of failed lottery age verification compliance tests to date in 2014 is increasing. Atlantic Lottery and their provincial government stakeholders take compliance very seriously and both Atlantic Lottery and the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association are urging retailers to make…

 

Atlantic C-Store News – November 2014

November 19, 2014
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Atlantic Retailers Participate in National Lobby Day Atlantic retailers including: Ramona Roberts, Terry Moore, Warren Maynard, Craig Pardy, Dennis Kim and Nick Pitre joined retailers from across Canada in Ottawa on September 16 as part of the Canadian Convenience Stores Association’s National Lobby Day. The retailers met with their regional members of parliament from all…

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