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Aug 24, 2016

Chipotle’s Social Media Rule Violated Law
The National Labor Relations Board confirmed last week that the Mexican chain’s policy wasn’t legal.

Pizza Hut Turns Pizza Box Into Turntable
The chain has debuted a “playable” pizza box, which is currently only available in select U.K. locations.

Sinclair Oil Customers Can Earn Benefits With New Dinorewards Program
The chain has partnered with Billaway to link its customer appreciation program with online retailers.

Savory Spreads Into Jams
The sweetness of jam paired with savory flavors has caught the imagination of cooks and consumers alike.

Aug 23, 2016

Walgreens Links Loyalty Program With Android Pay
Drugstore chain continues to simplify the checkout experience through mobile payment integration.

Big Ideas From Bright Young Workers
At the NACS Show, young c-store employees from around the world will present an education session.

CST Brands Announces Merger With Alimentation Couche-Tard
The $4.4. billion transaction is expected to close in early 2017.

KFC Made Sunscreen That Smells Like Fried Chicken
Extra Crispy sunscreen made available free online while supplies lasted.

‘Moderate Drinking’ Comes Under Fire
Public-health officials are now warning of cancer risks, and the alcohol industry is fighting back.

Aug 22, 2016

How We Can Help Louisiana Flood Victims
Donations and volunteer efforts are underway in the Baton Rouge area following catastrophic flooding.

Hershey Makes Progress on Simple Ingredients and Transparency
Company is reformulating more than 500 product SKUs and introducing new products with simple and familiar ingredients.

30 Days of Gas Station Food
Hear what happened to an endurance athlete when he ate nothing but gas station food for a month in the latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast.

Free Webinar on Cyberattack Response Planning
Conexxus webinar on August 25 delves into Incident Response Planning best practices.

Giant Eagle Pilots Wine-to-Go Sales
Program brings more wine options to consumers as part of a new law that modernizes the sale of liquor, beer and wine in Pennsylvania.

Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations
Attendees at the 2016 Smoker Friendly Conference learn how better engaged employees will lead to world-class workplace culture.

Aug 19, 2016

FDA Told ‘No” Over Tobacco Label Changes
Judge rules that label changes are not considered a new product, in response to three tobacco makers suing over packaging requirements.

Plan Your NACS Show Experience Today
The online My Show Planner tool and mobile app work together to provide a seamless way to enjoy the NACS Show.

Rep. Darrell Issa Clerks at G&M Oil
The California Republican congressman discussed credit card security while ringing up customers.

Starbucks Improves Drive-Thru
The coffeehouse chain revamped the customer experience at the drive-thru window.

Restaurants Voted Most Popular U.S. Industry Again
The computer industry ranked a close second, but the federal government once again came in last.

Tobacco Firms Fight N.D. Tobacco Tax Increase
On Nov. 8, North Dakota voters will consider a ballot measure to raise the state’s cigarette tax to $2.20 per pack.

Aug 18, 2016

Phillips 66 to Accept Chase Pay Via Mobile
Multiyear agreement will give convenience store customers a safe and secure way to pay at the pump and inside the store.

Lin Jia Convenience Store Debuts in Times Square
‘Dark horse’ of China’s retail market is making its presence known in New York City.

7-Eleven Celebrates 60,000th Store Opening Worldwide
Convenience retail chain now operates, franchises and/or licenses stores in 17 countries.

A Touchy-Feely Convenience Store
Next year, artist Lucy Sparrow’s “felt” convenience store will debut in the New York City.