• Plain packaging laws in Canada
    Plain Packaging May Not Be Best Option
    February 15, 2017

    Proposed changes to the packaging of tobacco products could have a direct impact on convenience stores throughout Canada. Recently, JTI-Macdonald Corp. Vice President Simon Grenier has penned a letter discussing why plain packaging may not have the positive impact that some officials believe it will. In fact, the downside of such regulation are significant in […]

  • Voluntary Recall In Place For Some Smokeless Tobacco Products
    February 13, 2017

    The NSTC is suggesting retailers voluntarily recall smokeless tobacco products with specific ID numbers.

  • The OCSA’s Recommendations for Canada’s Plain Packaging Initiative
    October 13, 2016

    The OCSA represents over 6,000 Ontario family run convenience stores in every community. Tobacco is our largest customer category; representing 40-60% of daily sales. Convenience stores have a high reliance on tobacco sales as we sell 95% of all tobacco in Ontario and speed of service is an expectation of all customers. Our industry wants to work with […]

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