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  • 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 […]

  • Europe storefront
    Toronto Okays Sidewalk Marketing
    June 10, 2017

    The City of Toronto has agreed to accommodate small businesses by modifying its sidewalk marketing by-law. Now stores will be able to showcase things like fruit and flower out in front of their stores, perfect for the summer months ahead. Below is a transcript of OCSA CEO Dave Bryans’ comments to the Councillors who approved […]

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