NACDA Responds to the Government’s Inconsistent Regulations
The National Convenience Stores Distributors Association (NACDA) have worked jointly with the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) over the past year to demonstrate to the federal government the negative impact legislating plain packaging of tobacco products will have on Canadians. The inconsistency of tobacco regulation and the imminent legalization of marijuana have been noted. A recent public opinion poll shows that nearly nine out of 10 Canadians support applying the incoming branding and packaging regulations to both tobacco and marijuana cigarettes.
The survey indicates that 87 per cent of Canadians want the same branded package regulations that are currently applied to tobacco cigarettes to be applied to marijuana cigarettes. Additionally, the poll demonstrated that Canadians are not in agreement with the government’s plain packaging policy. Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of the Canadian public reject branding being taken away through an imposition of a generic package for either tobacco or marijuana cigarettes. Five times as many Canadians (40 per cent) believe the generic package could most likely contribute to counterfeiting of tobacco and marijuana cigarettes
Anne Kothawala, NACDA President, states “Canadians understand that consistently and equally applying the current branding regime on these two products is not the same as imposing a generic package for all. As the legal distributors and sellers of these products, we and millions of Canadian consumers are deeply concerned that imposing this type of generic brand regimen will fuel and accelerate the growth of the illicit, criminal market.”
Join Us on Halifax’s Harbourfront: Summit 2018.
The 2018 Summit will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Westin Nova Scotian September 25 to 27.
Set along Halifax’s harbourfront, the 2018 National Convenience Industry Summit will bring together retailers, distributors and manufacturers from across Canada. During a time of industry disruption, this year’s program will focus on Navigating a Changing Channel. The 2018 Summit will provide relevant research, inspiring keynotes and networking opportunities that will offer insight into future opportunities, challenges and trends.
Once you arrive in Halifax on Tuesday September the 25th, join us for a night out on the town to kick things off. Meet with industry friends and network into the night. The program kicks into high gear the next morning with a full day of sessions, trade exchange and close off with our gala awards event. On the final half-day of programming, our keynote speakers will leave you with some valuable insights to take back to the office.
Meet Closing Keynote – Scott Stratten
Scott Stratten is the president of UnMarketing and ran one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world for nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events. As the headliner at the NACS State of the Industry Summit held in April, Scott received rave reviews south of the border. The entire event was summed with a quote from Scott: "If you want to improve your bottom line, you need to improve your front line.”
A tweet from the event: “Scott Stratten just killing it at the NACS Summit. Outstanding, funny, insightful and thought-provoking.”
In this closing keynote, The Age Of Disruption: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different, Scott will walk attendees through what is real and what are only smoke screens in the business world today. Audiences will walk away understanding the following:
The Millennial Myth: The younger generation may create new challenges for business, but not in the way people are saying.
Social Media Snake Oil: Why social media is a poor sales and marketing tool, what it’s really meant for, and how understanding this will lead to the best success for your company online.
The Digital Decision: Your market today is forming buying decisions well before coming to you. Marketing today means getting in front of them when they’re making these important choices.
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