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Feb 24, 2017

NACS Files Comments with EPA To Keep Point of Obligation
NACS urges the agency to keep the current compliance structure in place under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

BAT Vapor Business Biggest in World Outside United States
British American Tobacco reports that its alternative tobacco products, such as its Vype brand, point to the future.

Philadelphia Soda Tax Leads to Workforce Reduction at Grocery, Distributors
Meanwhile, Mexican soft drink sales continue to decline.

States Continue to Push for Tobacco Buying Age of 21
Vermont and Florida are the latest legislatures to debate the issue.

QuickChek Selected One of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, New York
This is a repeat accolade for the family-owned chain.


Feb 23, 2017

McDonald’s Entices Customers with Kiosks
Touchscreen ordering is spreading to more of the QSR’s U.S. locations.

Best Pricing on European Summit Ends Soon
Save More Than 20% before February 28 when you register for the NACS Insight Convenience Summit–Europe; new program content just announced.

The House Specials
Changes in Congress and Trump administration suggest a special election season that will run until Independence Day.

Enmarket Raises $15,000 for Partnership for a Healthier America
Funds will help bring an end to childhood obesity.

Jack Link’s Looks to Broaden Appeal
Company is expanding product lines, shifting its marketing strategies and has opened a new showroom in Minneapolis.

Mondelez Revamps Snack Products
The company has added a new line of snack bars and crackers without GMOs and artificial ingredients.


Feb 22, 2017

CVS Claims Smokers Just Quit
Drugstore chain says customers quit using tobacco instead of seeking other channels for purchases.

Regional Insights Highlight NACS SOI Summit
Attendees will be able to choose from six focused breakout sessions examining financial, operational and category metrics by region.

The Battle Against Skimmers Continues
A Mississippi retailer installed a burglar alarm on its pumps, while an Ohio gas station owner has secured his pumps with padlocks.

Developing Food Safety Procedures
NACS revisits “How Not to be the Next Food Safety Headline” from the 2016 Show in a webinar form.

Gulf Oil Announces New Mobile App
The pilot program is set to launch in select New England and New York markets.

Amazon Go Will Stock Alcohol
The retailer’s convenience store will soon begin selling wine and beer at the Seattle location.


Feb 21, 2017

From Showroom to Your Store
What do the auto manufacturers say are the top trends that you need to learn to grow traffic at the pump and inside the store?

Just How Convenient Are Convenience Stores?
7-Eleven wants to remain as relevant as it was 90 years ago.

Chipotle Reduces Time Spent Waiting for Digital Orders
New technology is also leading to greater digital order volume.

Make Sure You’re (PCI) Compliant
Free Conexxus webinar offers an update on process and complying with the updated PCI version.

Online Retailer Alibaba Partners With Traditional Retailer
Teaming up with Bailian Group highlights the importance of brick-and-mortar retailing in China.


Feb 20, 2017

USDA Proposes SNAP Application Form Update
Recommendations include examples of acceptable perishable inventory stocking units and staple food varieties for retailers.

Cumberland Farms, Stewart’s Plan to Expand in 2017
Saratoga, New York, region will continue to see plenty of activity from both c-store chains.

Walmart Tests C-Store Prototype in Texas Suburb
Crowley Walmart features a new c-store concept at the fueling station.

Speedway Raises $10.9 Million for Kids
Remarkable amount will help treat kids at local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Fuel Rewards Program, Shell Helps T-Mobile Customers Save
T-Mobile Tuesdays app offers users free gifts and discounts on food, movies and gas.

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