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  • COVID-19 Ontario Convenience Stores Association
    Special Notice COVID-19
    March 17, 2020

    The convenience store channel must show leadership and disciplines on the cleanliness of our stores. Canada is going though the unknown daily on the potential threats to our society of the COVID-19 on our health, customers and businesses. Ontario has declared a ‘State of Emergency’ closing restaurants (except take out), bars and venues of 50 […]

  • ocsa age testing
    Ontario Convenience Stores Show They’re Ready for Responsible Beer and Wine Sales with New Data Showing Pass Rate of Government Age-Check Inspections of 96.2%
    May 14, 2019

    New results from data obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care show that Ontario convenience stores consistently sell age-restricted products like tobacco, lottery tickets, alcohol, and vaping products responsibly. And they’ll bring that same diligence to the expansion of beer and wine sales to convenience stores. In 2018, […]

  • Canada’s Plain Packaging Regulation
    April 30, 2019

    We have been waiting for information from the Federal Government regarding the Plain Packaging changes in store for tobacco products. With permission from DepQuebec, we can share the following information… ” Much awaited by the Canadian c-store industry, the approved and final regulation on plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products is scheduled to be […]

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