Industry Updates

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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Convenient in good times… essential in tough times

At a time when we each face so many extra challenges in our daily lives, a little convenience goes a long way. That’s why convenience stores across Canada are there for you now with the essentials you need, when you need them most. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, our doors will stay open.

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What the New Federal Cabinet Means for the Convenience Industry

  Despite being reduced to a minority government last month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet appointments sends a signal that they are prepared to keep moving forward on their priorities. This includes many of the issues that the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CICC) was advocating against in the previous parliament. While there is a

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