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Apr 27, 2015

Deadly Spice Craze Intensifies
Increasing sale and use of the illegal synthetic drug Spice has put health officials on high alert.

Common Sense Menu-Labeling Legislation Comes to Congress
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers brings NACS-supported legislation that will provide a less burdensome approach to new menu labeling regulations.

Not-So-Guilty Pleasures
Washington Post food writer agrees that sometimes a bit of indulgence is a good thing.

Pepsi Reformulates Diet Soda
New version of Diet Pepsi will be free of aspartame and on store shelves in August.

QuickChek Named Best Place to Work in New York
The fresh market convenience store chain moved up in the rankings this year from 16th to 7th.


Apr 24, 2015

The Road to EMV on the Forecourt
Webinar will lay the groundwork for fuel retailers making EMV upgrades to the forecourt.

Skimmers Still a Problem in Florida
Statewide sweep of 6,000 gas stations found 81 skimming devices.

Now, the Burrito Bowl Can Come to You
Chipotle begins offering delivery through partnership with Postmates app.

Cumberland Farms Honored for Healthcare Efforts
CEO Ari Haseotes recognized by Health Care for All organization, for company’s ‘health care revolution.’

Canadian C-Stores Will Not Join Grocers in Alcohol Sales
Alcohol sales are on tap for Ontario grocers, but not convenience stores.


Apr 23, 2015

Are You a ‘Power Brand’?
New analysis shows that only 8% of CPG brands are considered a future-looking ‘power brand.’

Kum & Go Sees Green
Convenience retailer celebrated Earth Day with its 100th LEED-certified store.

Amendments Fall Short of Improving Patent Troll Bill
NACS-led coalition opposes current draft of the TROL Act, which falls short of fixing the problem of abusive demand letters.

First Data Collaborates With Sam’s Club to Benefit Small Business
Payment solutions provider adds dedicated in-club business consultants to U.S. Sam’s Club locations.

New Tools Analyze Cost of Hydrogen Implementation
Department of Energy provides cost-analysis tools with goal of aiding in creation of fuel cell infrastructure.


Apr 22, 2015

Sales of E-Cigarette Devices Up Last Month
Dollar sales of devices were up 7% in March, nowhere near December’s year-over-year peak of 25%.

Hot Housing Markets Can Lead to Strong Retail Growth
Southwest region shows strong growth, followed by Southeast and West regions.

Berkeley Considers Buffer Zones for Tobacco Retailers
Law under consideration would be strictest in the nation, prohibiting tobacco retail outlets within 1,000 feet of schools and parks.

Don’t Be a Noodge
NACS working with convenience community to help customers act in their own best interests when it comes to healthy choices.

We Need Safer Credit Cards
Card issuers have failed to use existing technology to thwart theft.


Apr 21, 2015

Making the Zoning Process Easier for Retailers
NACS Site Approval Toolkit shares strategies to help retailers achieve success throughout zoning process, including with community members.

The ‘Why’ Behind Consumer Purchasing Decisions
New survey shows that lower gas prices leading consumers to spend more on food and groceries, among other purchases.

Where Does the U.S. Stand When It Comes to Card Fees
Increasing regulation card fees in other countries could affect U.S. policy … or not.

Enmark Stations Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Company sets a fundraising goal of more than $83,000 for campaigns in the month of May.

What Does the Future of E-Commerce Look Like?
Publication of W3C web payments draft elaborates on the future of payments for merchants and consumers.