• Beer in Ontario convenience stores
    Ontario PCs Announce Beer and Wine for Convenience Stores if Elected
    May 22, 2018

    Dave Bryans (CEO of the OCSA) met with Doug Ford last week and  Mr Ford said …’ Dave, help is on way for small business and I am going to give your channel beer very shortly’ and he made the announcement on Friday. Backgrounder – Modernize Beer and Wine Sales Alcohol reform is something long […]

  • Doug Rosencrans of 7-Eleven
    New challenges bring new opportunity for industry
    March 29, 2018

    The convenience store industry is rapidly changing, with unexpected competitors emerging daily and technological advancements front and centre. Speaking to a sold-out audience at this year’s Race Is On Gala, 7-Eleven Canada’s Doug Rosencrans spoke about how now more than ever, retailers need to be flexible and resilient in order to navigate the new conditions, […]

  • Plain packaging graphic
    Plain Packaging Issues
    October 2, 2017

    The Canadian federal government wants to remove all logos, colors, fonts and other stylistic features that let customers know just exactly what tobacco product they are buying. The impact on retailers is huge (security issues, customer service issues, etc). Tobacco products will be easier to counterfeit. In Ontario, every 1 in 3 cigarettes smoked are […]

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