ACSA – Atlantic C-Store News September 2020

Political winds…they are a changin’Lots of political changes happening across Atlantic Canada. The biggest might be the New Brunswick provincial election where Premier Higgs rolled the dice looking to transition from a minority to majority government and pulled it off. This election was the first in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic era and it also marked the first time in …

ACSA – Atlantic C-Store News – August 2021

Beer and wine in Nova Scotia convenience storesExpanded retail distribution of beer and wine through convenience stores in the Maritimes has long been a strategic goal of the ACSA. Recent polling in Nova Scotia showed even stronger adult consumer support for more beer and wine access and convenience through c-stores. In June, ACSA president Mike Hammoud met with the office of …

ACSA – Atlantic C-Store News – March 2021

Political winds…they keep a changin’ Stephen McNeil has left as premier of Nova Scotia and Iain Rankin has been sworn in, to captain the Liberal ship. Rankin has been an MLA since 2013 and his tenure has all been under McNeil’s government where he served as both Minister of Environment and Minster of Lands and Forestry. An interesting side note …

ACSA – Atlantic C-Store News December 2020

Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia pummel flavoured e-cigarette and vaping productsWith no political resistance at all, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia have changed legislation and regulations to ban flavoured e-cigarettes and juices. ACSA president Mike Hammoud is disappointed that there were no consultations with the convenience retailing industry by either government and wonders if the bans could have …