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    Credit Card Fees To Drop For Canadian Retailers
    November 18, 2019

    In an effort to reduce credit card fees, the federal government has committed to having credit card companies drop the amount they charge retailers starting in April, 2020 as part of an agreement with Visa and MasterCard. The fees will drop from 1.5% down to 1.4% on averaged. As well they have promised to remove […]

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    9 Tips For Handling The Transition To Plain Packaging
    November 18, 2019

    By now many convenience stores will have started to receive some of their higher volume cigarettes and tobacco products in the new plain packaging. These have arrived while much of the previous stock remains on the shelf, causing confusion. Retailers have until February 1, 2020 to sell through their slower moving coloured products and the […]

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    Gas Retailers – Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Stickers
    August 30, 2019

    Starting August 30, 2019, gasoline retailers in Ontario must display a Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Sticker on each gasoline pump. The Ontario government is mailing out stickers to gas stations, but most retailers have not yet received their stickers. Gas stations can order stickers,  free of charge, through Publications Ontario. or by calling… Toronto:  416-326-5300 […]

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