OTTAWA -- A major slash in the Canadian cigarette tax is expected to boost supermarket sales, Canadian industry officials told SN. The Canadian federal government here decided to cut taxes on a carton of cigarettes by Canadian $5 (U.S. $3.72) a carton, in an effort to eliminate widespread smuggling that has resulted from cigarette prices that are substantially higher than in the United States. However, the federal tax cut, implemented last month, has also raised several new problems for ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.