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Valued RMA/MBBP Members

The Retail Merchants Association of Canada (RMA), Now RMA Canada is dedicated to the success of the Independent Business and has been serving the industry since 1910. Our mandate is to provide you, our Member, with savings that lower your operating costs, increase your profitability and keep you in business. RMA/MBBP and Association Members in the Food and Non-Food business, enjoy an array of cost saving programs. These include extremely attractive Payment Processing rates, Fuel discounts, Energy savings, Coupon Redemption Service, Rebates, and Advocacy. Our commitment is to save you several times your membership fee and help you grow your business. Contact us at info@rmacanada.com.




The Retail Merchants Association of Canada (RMA) is pleased to announce that is has completed its merger with MBBP effective July 31, 2017.

With over 100,000 members including over 4000 combined retails grocers, small, medium to large businesses, MBBP offers a loyalty program bringing a depth of resources and negotiating power to the combined membership. This merger will greatly enhance the benefits that RMA is able to offer its members and suppliers. MBBP and RMA websites reflect the huge array of these combined services and cost saving programs. MBBP has offices in Toronto, New York, Dallas and South Asia. The Retail Merchants Association of Canada will now operate under the new name "RMA Canada". Our new address is 100 Dynamic Drive, Suite 104, Toronto, ON M1V 5C4.

Small Business Matters Coalition working for our members!

Just an update for members of the Retail Merchants Association, now operating as RMA Canada. RMA is a member of the Small Business Matters Coalition. Together, RMA and the Coalition have been leading the fight for lower credit card interchange fees.

These fees account for a staggering $5 billion a year that retail merchants pay, among the highest level in the world. While our efforts have yielded some positive results, there is still much more to be done.

The Federal Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, launched a review of the credit card payments system and as part of that process, the Coalition has pushed forward aggressively on the need for further reductions. The review is scheduled to be completed later this fall and we look forward to hearing from the Minister how he intends to proceed. Any reduction we are able to obtain is money back in your pockets, our members. We will never give up on this fight.

From The Ministry of Labour

Ontario is increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 on October 1, 2017. Learn more.

As a part of Ontario's plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs, the general minimum wage would again increase to $14 on January 1, 2018, and to $15 on January 1, 2019, which would be followed by annual increases at the rate of inflation.

If you have a question about employment standards and would like to speak to one of the Ministry of Labour’s experts, call the Employment Standards Information Centre at: 416-326-7160 (Greater Toronto Area) | 1-800-531-5551 (Toll-free) | 1-866-567-8893 (TTY for the hearing impaired). Information is available in multiple languages.

To stay up-to-date on Ministry of Labour news, subscribe to our newsletters.

Weston Bakery – New Products - 4% Volume Rebate

Wonder BallPark Classics Hot Dogs and Hamburger Buns - Available NOW

Note: Members supporting the program will receive 4% Volume rebate from RMA on Weston Bakeries National Brand products.
TO ORDER: Call Mr. Mark Stire 416 988-4415; e-mail: mstire@WestonBakeries.com

Voortman Cookies – 2017 Promotional Schedule

Click here for Voortman promotional schedule!
Volume Rebate applies

TO ORDER: Call Mr. Stephane Musicka at 905 335-9500, Fax 905 332-5499 or E-mail: smusicka@voortman.ca

Constant Contact

RMA Canada and Constant Contact are working together to help you become a better marketer. https://www.constantcontact.com/signup.jsp

As one of the four founding members of the Coalition of Associations, this is how RMA Canada is helping our members

Today the Small Business Matters Coalition, which CFIG leads, joined the Prime Minister for his announcement that the Small Business tax rate was being reduced to 9% from the current 10.5%.
The government of Canada announced two reviews to achieve fairness and transparency: one on the issue of credit card payments and the second relating to the small business tax system. The SBM Coalition supported the principles of achieving fairness and transparency. Our priority was also to see credit card fee reductions and lower taxes emanating from both reviews.

As well, while the Coalition supported the principle of achieving fairness and transparency in the review, we engaged the government in a constructive and candid discussion about some elements of the proposals that had been floated in the consultation. The SBM coalition indicated strong support for income sprinkling, which if anything, require greater simplicity in allowing family owned and operated businesses that play by the rules do not incur additional costs nor face greater red tape.

The Coalition also asked the government to drop the proposal about lifetime capital gains, since intergenerational transfer of businesses should be encouraged, not stymied.

The Coalition also raised concern about the proposals around the use of passive income, which in our view, impact the ability of our collective members to save for a rainy day, but also grow the business.

CFIG and the Coalition are pleased to see that our concerns and suggestions have been completely addressed. The lifetime capital gains proposals have been dropped. Taxes were reduced. Income sprinkling will be retained, but simplified and the government will work with the Coalition and CFIG in the weeks ahead at coming up with clear language defining contributions to the business that ensure none of our members are impacted.

The governments decision with respect to the issue of passive income will be made on Wednesday. The Coalition has been briefed on the decision but will respect the request of the Prime Minister to keep this issue confidential at this time. But we look forward to sharing that with the members in the days ahead.

Next up: Credit card fees! Stay tuned.


CRC Webinar re GST/HST on November 15, 2017 – click to open


Members will receive a 3.5 cent discount per litre on all types of fuel including diesel. Collect Esso Extra points or Aeroplan Miles as well.
All your business needs and supplies are one click away. 15% discount on all products plus 50% on holiday cards. Use code 22871 to save

Special offer from NEBS Business Products
Click here: www.deluxe.ca/rma
Reductions for all commercial utilities including natural gas and hydro.
Exclusive offer for our members. Discounted drug plan for members and their families with no age restriction.
Under the supervision of a Chartered Accountant we are offering business clients accounting services such as HST, financials and review at a 25% discount.
Members will receive free personal tax return for them and their immediate families.
Special 25% discount for your air conditioning and heating requirements and various other appliances.
Save thousands of dollars on your day-to-day merchant processing.
50% discount for advertising your business in our MB Business Magazine as a member.
A $5000 ATM will be placed for free in your location along with investment opportunities in ATMs.
Our dedicated team will find the perfect commercial or residential property for you. Members will receive triple A service on a special discounted price.
$4 discount on all general admission Cineplex tickets that will never expire and can be used anywhere in North America.
Become our member and we will provide you the opportunity to redeem all manufacturers’ coupons with no cost to you.
Competitive rates and value adds for members for all commercial insurance.
Free consultation to review your policy with no signing required.
1-hour free consultation for any legal matter for all members.
Receive a 2-hour free consultation regarding all immigration matters under the supervision of our lawyer Nasira Razvi. Members can also receive a 50% discount on all legal fees.
Professional consultation for all members.
Exclusive 50% discount on website development and any software development for all your personal and business requirements.
Special offer for members: refinance, business loans and new homes guaranteed approval.
Professional and reliable customized construction services at a special discounted price.
Members are entitled to a 2-hour free consultancy to resolve all credit related issues.
Visit our office and we will prepare your Will for no charge.
Once you become a member, if you refer any new member or business to us, you will have the opportunity to share in additional revenue.  Excellent way for our members to make money.

Notice from RMA/MBBP on Anti-Spam legislation

As an RMA/MBBP member, Association member and Associate supplier member, you have been receiving a free service to which you are entitled. You shall continue to receive our e-newsletter, emails and other important documentation you need that provide you with information on savings to reduce your operating costs and increase your profitability. You can “unsubscribe” by sending us an e-mail to info@rmacanada.com and your name will be removed from our recipients list. Conversely, as our Associate Suppliers and Members, RMA/MBBP does not require you to request our consent. Please continue to send us information that we both require for the proper conduct of our mutual business.

Grants Program - Employment Standards Training and Education Program (ESTEP)

The Ministry of Labour has just launched a new grants program that provides funding to eligible organizations for initiatives designed to help educate employees and employers on their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Please see attached or click here to learn more.

The Ministry will be holding two (2) information sessions by teleconference on

  1. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10.00 a.m.
  2. Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10.00 a.m.
To register and for conferencing details, send an e-mail request to EQP@ontario.ca

RMA/MBBP at your service!

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