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OCSA Appeals Bag Ban

“Some people feel it is a good environmental initiative, but we do have a bag manufacturer in the city that makes plastic bags that will be impacted,” says one council member. The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is appealing to the city council to overturn a plastic bag ban—set to go into effect on Jan

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Couche-Tard Profits Up

While merchandise sales are up, the tobacco category remains a challenge, says chief executive of Couche-Tard.  Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s adjusted quarterly profit is up, boosted in part by recent acquisitions, stronger merchandise sales and higher fuel margins, Reuters reported. Net earnings for the company fell, however, due to one-time costs associated

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7-Eleven Celebrates 43 Years in Canada

For the 13th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region. It has become a long-standing and much-anticipated tradition. Each summer, 7-Eleven Canada serves up hundreds of thousands of free Slurpee drinks to toast the company’s

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Ultramar Offers New Gift Card Program

Ultramar works with Fanbox to give consumers new gift card services at all of its Canadian locations. Fanbox, a leader in relational technology and loyalty programs, developed a gift card program for Ultramar service stations and convenience stores across Canada, which totals 800 corporate and partner stations. The program developed by Fanbox was launched across

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

The new travel plaza marks Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401

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