The CCSA Blog
- Convenience retailers welcome federal action to lower credit card fees
- National C-store Day targeting $100K for children’s charity
- As Marijuana Becomes Legalized Majority (87%) of Canadians Want Current Branded Package Regulations
- Did you know - March is Caffeine Awareness Month!
- Small Business Retailers React to Federal Budget
Aug9ThuAugust 9, 2018Canada’s convenience store retailers are welcoming today’s announcement by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau to help lower the cost of accepting credit card payments.
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Jul10TueJuly 10, 2018An annual community event, Convenience Store Day is scheduled for August 29th, 2018. Since 2012, C-Store Day has celebrated the contributions that convenience stores make to their communities, while helping to raise money for charity.
Jun19TueJune 19, 2018With the imminent legalization of marijuana, a new public opinion poll shows that nearly 9 out of 10 of Canadians support applying the current branding and packaging regulations to both tobacco and marijuana cigarettes.
March 1, 2018
While caffeine remains one of the world’s most sought-after pick-me-ups in the world, it is a good time and a great time to get the low down on exactly how much caffeine you are consuming.
Feb27TueFebruary 27, 2018
While the CCSA is encouraged by some measures in today’s federal budget to support small businesses, the government’s decision to hike excise rates could upend the commitment to fight contraband tobacco.
Jan1MonJanuary 1, 2018The CCSA is proud to announce that Ricola has joined the CCSA as a National Associate Member for 2018. We are happy that Ricola has identified c-stores as a priority retail channel for their products, which focus on the health and wellness of their customers.
Sep29FriSeptember 29, 2017As federal legislation regarding plain packaging for tobacco products works its way through the system, two important pieces of evidence could, and should, have an impact on how our lawmakers decide to proceed.
Aug27SunAugust 27, 2017
On Wednesday, August 30th, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will take time out of their day to help celebrate their local convenience store and the special place it holds in the community.
Jul31MonJuly 31, 2017Health Canada is in the midst of consulting on whether to restrict food advertising to children under 17. It seems this 'consultation' is nothing more than a rubber stamp for public measures to protect us from ourselves.
Jun27TueJune 27, 2017There is a $5 billion issue that's been simmering right under Canadians noses, and the federal government may finally be ready to do something about it.