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  • OCSA Beer in Convenience Stores
    Ontario Beverage Alcohol updates and Initiatives
    March 15, 2021

    The opportunity and promise to have all convenience stores in Ontario selling beverage alcohol is still a reality as confirmed by the Ontario government. The OCSA will represent our members when it comes to rolling out beer/wine into our channel and ensure membership will be first to enjoy this privilege. Thousands of convenience stores want […]

  • OCSA Update: Year-End Notes from 2020
    December 2, 2020

    2020 has been a challenging year for all retailers in Ontario. Throughout it, the OCSA has been proud to work with the government to ensure that the entire convenience industry is recognized as an essential service. As a result, our sector has avoided some of the unfortunate circumstances many other retailers have had to face […]

  • OCSA Covid19
    Convenience Stores Commitment to Support during COVID 19
    October 5, 2020

    Independent Convenience stores (over 6,000) throughout Ontario were declared an essential service during the height of COVID and over 95% remained open to serve customers needs in every community. Some highlights: A)   In store sales increased 30-38% during the 4 month period. B)   C Stores sold 85% of all OLG lottery products (up from 74%) […]

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