Industry Updates

CICC in Convenience Store News

CICC is now a regular contributor to the new Convenience Store News’ website. We will be posting monthly articles on the issues affecting our members. See our inaugural column – on this month’s hot topic of beverage alcohol expansion – here.

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CICC President & CEO on Radio Canada: getting beer in Ontario c-stores

Ahead of Ontario’s Spring Budget (March 24, 2021), CICC President & CEO, Anne Kothawala joined Radio-Canada’s Mathieu Simard on our continued advocacy to get beverage alcohol in Ontario convenience stores. Listen to the clip here (in French).

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Ontario Vaccination Support Council

CICC is a founding member of the just launched Ontario Vaccination Support Council. We join the Ontario Chamber Network and close to 100 other businesses from a diverse range of sectors to share information and provide recommendations to the Ontario government in their vaccination efforts. For more details, see the Ontario Chamber of Commerc’s media

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COVID-19 Shutdown of Illegal Tobacco Manufacturing and Sale Leads to Spike in Legal Cigarette Sales

COVID-19 Shutdown of Illegal Tobacco Manufacturing and Sale Leads to Spike in Legal Cigarette Sales Minimum $50 Million Tax Windfall in June 2020 Reveals the High Costs of Illegal Tobacco December 14, 2020 — A new study conducted for the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CICC) by Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has revealed the extent

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Regulated Gas & COVID-19 impact create significant cost burden for Atlantic Canada convenience retailers

Gasoline regulation Retail gasoline pricing is in Atlantic Canada is unique as gas prices are regulated. Regulation is supposed to reduce price volatility, but in March when the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the dire effects of the global oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, the result was a rapid decrease in

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