• British Columbia Looks To Modernize Alcohol Sales
    December 1, 2013

    The government of British Columbia is pondering whether residents should be able to add liquor to their weekly grocery list, as the provincial government looks to modernize provincial liquor laws. Allowing alcohol sales at grocery stores is one of 70 recommendations in a report submitted this week to the provincial justice minister by John Yap, […]

  • OCSA Lobby Day at Queen’s Park
    November 6, 2013

    The Ontario Convenience Stores Association hosted a very successful lobby day at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, October 30th. Retailers from across the province had one-on-one meetings with over 32 MPPs to discuss key issues the convenience store sector faces in Ontario.  The four areas addressed were:  contraband tobacco, the ability to sell beer and wine […]

  • Convenience Store Chains Pledge to Dedicate One-Third of Retailing Space to Ontario Craft Beer and Ontario Wines
    October 29, 2013

    The convenience store sector is saying that if the government will now open up beer and wine to convenience stores, they have a strong commitment from all the chain stores in Ontario to support Ontario-made wine and craft beer. We are committing our stores to voluntarily set aside at least 30% of beer and wine […]

  • Making the case for beer and wine in corner stores – The Globe and Mail
    October 2, 2013

    Today the Globe and Mail did an article on why convenience stores in Ontario should be able to sell beer and wine in their local communities. The complete article is available online at the Globe and Mail – click here.  

  • OCSA Submission to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
    September 26, 2013

      Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) Submission to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) “Regulatory Modernization in Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Industry” September 20, 2013   For the benefit of all small businesses in Ontario’s retail sector, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) strongly recommends that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) […]

  • The Case for Expanded Alcohol Retailing in Ontario
    August 20, 2013

    Tom Moher Vice President and General Manager of Mac’s Ontario will be the Board of Trade luncheon speaker on Monday September 9th, 2013. Tom will be addressing the luncheon crowd on the following key points: Explore how a growing majority of Ontario consumers place a high value on convenience purchases Learn how an ‘adult’ alcohol […]

  • 2013 Free Our Beer Promotion
    Retailers Sign Up For Free Our Beer Petitions
    April 8, 2013

    Retailers signed up for the OCSA’s free our beer petition that seeks 1 million signatures from Ontarian’s to lobby government to make beer and wine more accessible. At the Ontario Convenience Store Association’s trade booth, over 700 retailers pledged their support to receive a Free Our Beer Petition kit and set it up in their […]

  • Retailer That Started Free Our Beer
    March 24, 2013

    Retailer In Ontario That Started The Free Our Beer Petition Free Our Beer Petition Started In This Convenience Store Dave with Joanne in her convenience store with new Free Our Beer Petition Kit

  • Beer Cave In Your Convenience Store
    March 24, 2013

    In a new LCBO agency store in Thamesford, Ontario, this Mac’s Milk new build features approximately 3,000 square feet. With an approximate cost of $3 million, this new site features all the conveniences for customers located in this small rural town.

  • Free Our Beer In-Store Petition Kits Now Available
    March 23, 2013

    Free Our Beer Campaign Elements We are launching Canada’s biggest petition ever and encourage all OCSA members to get involved and participate! Our goal is obtain 1-million signatures supporting our cause to sell Beer and Wine in Ontario Convenience Stores. To Download a PDF copy of the Petition that you can print, click here

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