National Convenience Stores Distributors Association

National Convenience Stores Distributors Association

June 02, 2016 10:04 ET

Media Advisory: Head of Canada's Convenience Store Distributors Available to Discuss Concerns Over Plain Packaging Implementation and Impact on Counterfeit Tobacco

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 2, 2016) - On the heels of the Federal government's announcement on World No Tobacco Day (May 31) to hold a consultation period on plain packaging for tobacco products, Anne Kothawala, President of the National Association of Convenience Stores Distributors (NACDA), is available to speak with media and share her insights on the impact that such a policy could have on convenience store distributors, from an implementation standpoint, and counterfeit tobacco products at retail outlets.

NACDA represents the collective interests of Canada's distributors of food, beverage and general merchandise for the convenience store market, acting as the industry voice and working to promote the value and contribution that its industry makes to communities from coast-to-coast.

WHO: Anne Kothawala, President of the National Association of Convenience Stores Distributors
WHAT: Impact that a plain tobacco packaging policy could have on Canadian distributors and wholesalers to convenience stores, many of which are family-owned companies. Kothawala can also speak to industry concerns surrounding its implementation at a retail level.
WHEN & WHERE: Interviews are available upon request, by phone or in person

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