Press Releases

Plain packaging of tobacco will do more harm than good

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired – May 31st, 2016) - The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) is expressing concern in response to an announcement today from federal Health Minister Jane Philpott regarding the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in Canada. Retailers are concerned that this plan will have unintended consequences for small business owners [Read More...]

Convenience Stores Proactively Release Retailer Best Practice Recommendations on the Sale of E-Cigarettes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) today released its retailer best practice recommendations for the sale of non-nicotine electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).The Association is also asking health officials at all levels of government to consult with retailers in the development of future e-cigarette regulations [Read More...]

Roadmap to Growth

The CCSA is assessing the competitive challenges facing the convenience industry and identifying key opportunities for growth, promoted through the "Roadmap to Growth" best practices operational guide. Click here to find out more.

"Convenience is an occasion not a destination"

It's in light of the above premise that the CCSA is conducting the extensive Canada-wide [Read More...]

Convenience Stores Applaud Tobacco Trafficking Bust in Montreal, Highlight Concerns Over Illegal Tobacco

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) - The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) is applauding law enforcement officials for their leadership in investigating and dismantling a significant contraband tobacco smuggling ring in Montreal. The Association also reiterated concerns over the continued presence of the illegal tobacco trade across Canada.

"We [Read More...]

Associations Across Canada Band Together to Form New Coalition Representing Independent Business

Small Business Matters to advocate on behalf of members from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Canada – Small Business Matters, a newly formed coalition with more than 10-member associations, has come together to advocate on behalf of small and medium-sized businesses in an effort to preserve their presence and sustainability in Canada’s economic landscape.

A key issue [Read More...]