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Mar 4, 2015

NACS Members Prepare for Day on Capitol Hill
U.S. senators urge convenience store industry to share its story with Congress.

Business Wins in Online Tax Case Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows retailers to challenge states’ online sales taxes.

Helping Convenience Stores Sell “Better” Food
Corner store initiatives are providing retailers with the tools to offer healthier food alternatives to low-income communities.

Nevada Considers Regulating E-Cigarettes as Tobacco
A new bill introduced this week would label liquid nicotine and electronic cigarettes as tobacco for regulation purposes.

Illinois Once More Debates Sugared Drink Tax
The Healthy Eating Active Living Act would add a penny-per-ounce excise tax on soda, energy beverages and other sugared drink distributors.

Samsung Enters Mobile Payment Market
The electronics manufacturer unveiled its Samsung Pay over the weekend.

Ireland Okays Plain Packaging for Tobacco
The government becomes the second to require cigarettes to have no branded logos.

Kentucky Smoking Ban Bill Snuffed Out
The measure to outlaw smoking in indoor public areas and at workplaces has failed to proceed, effectively stalling the legislation for this session.


Mar 3, 2015

Retail Marijuana a Viable Product
‘Edibles’ are a major seller in Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales in 2014.

Retailer Takeaways from Cybersecurity Summit
White House-hosted summit on cybersecurity issues included salient points for retailers to consider.

In Mobile Payments, Starbucks Still Best in Class
Companies new to mobile payments should look to the leader when implementing programs.

Sugar Tax Coming to Connecticut?
State representative proposing new tax on sugary drinks and candies.

Card Issuers and Retailers Falling Behind on EMV Adoption
Survey shows only about one-third of Americans have received chip-enabled credit cards.


Mar 2, 2015

Cash Not Carried
Survey shows that majority of consumers carry less than $20 in cash.

No Plastic Bag Bans for Georgia
Southern state takes opposite approach of California, citing concern for retailers.

Senators Push for Repeal of Ethanol Mandate
Bipartisan bill would repeal ethanol blending requirement of RFS.

Pennsylvania Moves Closer to Privatizing Liquor Sales
State House approved bill for second time in two years, which will now move to Senate.

Americans’ Changing Eating Habits
New report offers insight into trends including snacking and the creation of ‘hybrid homemade meals.’

Delta Sonic Car Wash Opens Flagship Location
New Syracuse-area location features car wash and detail shop, fueling stations and c-store with expanded foodservice and Tim Horton’s Cafe.


Feb 27, 2015

Convenience Retailer Joins Partnership for a Healthier America
Vintners Distributors one of 10 new partners committing to make healthier choices easier for consumers.

House Subcommittee Holds Patent Hearing
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hears testimony on abusive patent demand letters, expresses concern over how much money businesses lose to patent trolls.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Liquor Bills
Kansas moves closer to approving c-store sales of full-strength beer, while Indiana lawmaker kills bill that would have allowed Sunday alcohol sales at c-stores.

Mobile Wallets Still New Territory
Poll shows that while familiarity is growing, mobile payment is still anyone’s game.

BP Unveils Loyalty and Security Enhancements
Improvements to Driver Rewards program and credit card processing technology designed to help BP-branded marketers meet consumers’ evolving needs.

Honest, Abe
The odds are good that Abe Lincoln won’t be the only president that was once a part of the convenience industry.


Feb 26, 2015

Convenience Retailers Optimistic About Future Prospects
NACS survey reveals several competitive advantages working in the c-store industry’s favor for 2015.

American Express to Help Retailers Fight Fraud
New nationwide campaign includes $100 reimbursement for upgrading to EMV terminals.

QuikTrip, Folds of Honor, Title Sponsors for NASCAR Race
This weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will honor fallen and wounded U.S. military servicemen and women.

California Board Proposes Lower Gasoline Tax
State Board of Equalization voted to cut California’s gasoline tax from 36 cents to 30 cents a gallon.

10 Elements of Successful Fresh Foodservice
FreshOne provides suggestions for convenience store operators who want to offer more fresh foods.

Splenda Supplier Launches Low-Calorie Sugar
Tate & Lyle’s new Dolcia Prima has 90% fewer calories than table sugar.