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Jul 22, 2016

Peyton Manning To Headline NACS Show General Session Speakers
The famed NFL quarterback will kick off the final day of the Show on October 21 in Atlanta.

Justice Department Clears Way for AB InBev-SABMiller Merger
DOJ gives the go-ahead for two of the world’s largest beer companies to merger.

Missouri Law Expands Growlers to C-Stores
The new law allows retailers to fill growlers up to 128 ounces.

Hello, Kitty Café
How a very popular international brand is taking on the pop-up restaurant world.

Hands-On Approach to Nutrition
School district foodservice directors find that hands-on programs keep young consumers interested in school nutrition programs.

Burger King Jumps on National Hot Dog Day
Locations are serving $1 hot dogs on July 23.


Jul 21, 2016

NACS Show To Highlight Industry Innovators
Speaker Week announcements continue with a new Ideas 2 Go video, to be featured as the day three general session.

Pokemon Protection?
For some businesses the influx of Pokemon users is a boon, but don’t ignore potential security risks.

VERC Enterprises Sends Fruit Baskets to Police Departments
New England convenience store chain’s special delivery to local police departments is a gesture made both in admiration and support.

GC Express Customers Earn Perks for Mobile Payments at the Pump
Mobile payment option can lower interchange costs by more than half.

It’s a Date!
7-Eleven and Redbox are getting back together this summer for a Big Gulp and a movie.

Hostess Introduces Whole Grain Mini Muffins
Three new flavor varieties tap into consumers’ desire for snacking on the go.


Jul 20, 2016

Learn How To Be Happier
NACS Show general session speaker Steve Gross of the Life is Good Playmakers will focus on building resilience and bringing greater joy to the workplace.

Showcasing How C-Stores Contribute to Their Communities
An updated NACS toolkit helps retailers engage with community groups in a positive way.

Japan Tobacco Muscles Into American Market With LD Brand
The company is bringing inexpensive cigarettes to the United States.

Banking on Coffee
Capital One has recently opened two new hybrid coffee shops and banks in Chicago.

Illinois Bans Sale of Bath Salts
Retailers convicted of selling the illegal substances will face felony charges.


Jul 19, 2016

NACS Show Speaker Week Is Here
Find out who’s taking the stage at the 2016 NACS Show general sessions this week.

Walmart Begins Ban on Visa Cards
The retailer’s threat to ban the use of Visa cards at its Canadian stores is underway.

Chick-fil-A Adds More Chicken to Breakfast
QSR launched the Egg White Grill for consumers seeking a healthier on-the-go breakfast option.

How Does the RFS Affect Retailers?
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast explores the Renewable Fuel Standard and how retailers, consumers and other market participants have been affected.

Retailers Free Up Resources for Re-investment in Innovation
New research suggests that inflexibility is hindering retailers’ ability to compete and grow.

Dunkin’ Shops Coming to BJ’s Wholesale Clubs
In-store food courts will disappear from the warehouse stores to make room for Dunkin’.


Jul 18, 2016

Just the Facts
Newly released NACS State of the Industry Fact Book provides detailed statistics on decades of convenience and fuel retailing industry data.

DOL Overtime Rule Top of Mind in Congress
Oregon representative introduces a bill to phase in new overtime rules.

Second 365 by Whole Foods Market Opens in Oregon
New store was designed with grab-and-go and convenience in mind.

New York Cracks Down on Synthetic Drugs
State will vigorously pursue all civil and criminal remedies against businesses that sell the illegal substances, often disguised as potpourri or incense.

MasterCard Creates Apple Pay Competitor
The card brand is expanding its Masterpass digital payment platform so shoppers can use the service on their mobile device at the point of sale.

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