Tips and Publications


Convenience and Gas Report
Find the latest data from Nielsen regarding the C&G retail market.


EDN42 Changes to Excise Duty Rates on Tobacco Products
On March 22, 2017, the Minister of Finance tabled Budget 2017 and an accompanying Notice of Ways and Means Motion proposing amendments to the Excise Act, 2001 to increase the rates of excise duty on tobacco products. These rates will take effect March 23, 2017.


Retail Business Start-up Checklist
Opening your own retail store involves a lot of planning and preparation. This checklist covers what you need to do when opening a fixed point-of-sale location designed to attract walk-in customers.


Interac Merchant Resources
With broad-based acceptance, 24/7 access, security and efficiency, Interac products and services are an everyday part of life for Canadian consumers and merchants across the country. For merchants, in particular, Interac Debit and Interac Flash are among the lowest-cost acceptance options, often lower cost than even cash.