• tobacco and vape tax
    Federal Budget 2021 – Tobacco & Vape Tax
    April 20, 2021

    The Federal budget targeted tobacco products with $4 per carton effective at midnight, Monday, April 19, 2021. In addition, will be vaping taxes implemented by year end should this budget pass. CTV News did a feature that clearly spells out the increases: It will get more expensive for Canadians who smoke cigarettes and vape, under […]

  • Retailer Code of Conduct Needs to Expand
    March 31, 2021

    Just recently Sobeys Canada and FCPC (Food Consumers Products of Canada) developed and proposed an industry Code of Conduct for the Canadian grocery supply chain in this country, which the OCSA is in complete support of.  The association would like to see it expanded to include additional stakeholders so that the independent convenience stores are […]

  • Code of Conduct for Retail and Distributors in the Food and Convenience Industry
    March 29, 2021

    Our industry needs to thank the leadership from Sobeys & FCPC for the proposed ‘Code of Conduct‘ to correct the many issues the entire retail industry (food & convenience) has faced through the years. There is a growing imbalance of retail purchasing power that at times has left the entire independent operators with little recognition […]

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