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Jul 30, 2015

Fill ‘Er Up
Fuel and foodservice present an opportunity for great meals and community connections.

New Report Analyzes Fuel Prices and Auto Sales
Fuels Institute study shows that fuel prices do not necessarily influence vehicle purchasing.

Lawyer Emails May Affect Swipe Fees Cases
Merchant groups challenge class-action antitrust pact following release of lawyer email records.

Drink Your Veggies
Campbell Soup Company hopes for successful trial run of new V8 Infused Water.

CurrentC Planning Test Launch With Dunkin’ Donuts
Donut chain announces partnership with both Apple Pay and CurrentC.


Jul 29, 2015

New Online Training Platform Available for C-Stores
NACS e-Learning enables convenience store companies to streamline delivery and management of staff training.

Rita’s Italian Ice Makes Move to Convenience Channel
Italian Ice concept opens first fuel retailer location in California, with 60 more planned throughout the country by 2025.

Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?
Number of connected devices expected to nearly triple by 2020, to more than 38 billion units.

FDA Proposes Additional Nutritional Information for Packaged Foods
Proposed rule would require inclusion of 'added sugars' on nutrition labels.

Ricker's Opens New Flagship Store
Edinburgh, Indiana, location features a sleek design and innovative foodservice offers.


Jul 28, 2015

Is Amazon Planning a Drive-Thru Grocery?
Online giant’s next move could be a major disruptor for brick-and-mortar grocery channel.

Massachusetts Bills Aim to Protect Existing Tobacco Sales
Several bills introduced in response to last year’s attempt to ban tobacco sales by one Massachusetts town.

Americans Are Eating Less, for the First Time in Decades
Study shows that calorie consumption has declined in recent years, due in part to changing attitudes toward health.

Shell U.K., PayPal Launch Smartphone App
Customers can now pay for fuel at the pump through the Fill Up & Go smartphone app.

Getting Great Ideas from Customers
When seeking customer feedback, the less personal interaction, the more innovative the suggestions.


Jul 27, 2015

Leadership, Professional Development Highlight NACS Show
General session keynotes bring executive-level expertise to the stage at upcoming NACS Show in Las Vegas.

Gas Tax: Raise or Phase Out?
USA Today Editorial Board weighs in on Washington’s federal gas tax debate.

Senate Committee Weakens Swipe Fee Reforms
Tell your senator that you oppose any action that would reduce number of banks subject to debit fee reform.

7-Eleven Stores Unveil New, Larger Stores
Independent chain in Oklahoma expands convenience store format to include a kitchen and prepared foods.

Krispy Kreme Brings RTD Iced Coffees Beyond the Donut Shop
Donut chain launches its ready-to-drink iced coffees nationwide at convenience and grocery stores.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation Recognizes The Radiant Group
Tampa-based convenience and fuel retailer donated $509,149 to PCF in the past seven years.


Jul 24, 2015

Five Strategies for Reaching Millennials
Mobile and multichannel among the areas key to appealing to millennial consumers.

Diesel Prices Catch Up to Regular Gasoline
For the first time in nearly six years, the average price of diesel fuel has fallen below regular, due to a variety of seasonal and market factors.

Weights and Measures Considers Important Issues for Fuel Retailers
National Conference on Weights and Measures postpones decision on diesel gallon equivalency and addresses need for new diesel filters.

Rumor Has It: McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All-Day
Corporate memo hints that all-day breakfast may go national as soon as this fall.

United Kingdom Living Wage a Concern for Retailers
Cost of proposed living wage could be harmful for retailers, says U.K. convenience association.

House Subcommittee Questions Obama’s Overtime Proposal
Hearing was opportunity to question how proposal would affect business operations, including employees’ hours and compensation.