May 17, 2013
Plan Your NACS Show Experience With Ease
Through a unique website application, getting to Atlanta and planning your trip to the NACS Show has never been easier.
QSR Workers Strike for Higher Minimum Wage
In Milwaukee, employees at QSRs are demanding $15 per hour.
Op-Ed: Gas Station Owners Are Not Schemers
Sal Risalvato responds to a news story charging one retailer with scamming customers.
Coke Concentrates on Packaging
The beverage giant is expanding its options for beverage containers.
Mexico’s FEMSA Eyes Drug Store Expansion
One of the country’s largest convenience store chains is considering opening pharmacies.
M&M’s Cookbook, Bakeware Add Sweetness to Kitchen
The new licensed items are now available for retailers.
May 16, 2013
Largest. Expo. Ever.
This year’s NACS Show expo will be the largest in terms of net square feet in the history of the event.
House Committee Passes Farm Bill
Unlike the Senate-passed version of the bill, the House Farm Bill does not contain a provision that would prevent convenience stores from accepting SNAP benefits.
Breakfast Sandwich Offers Rise and Shine
The popularity of breakfast sandwiches is increasing, with bacon holding the top spot as the most popular protein.
Square Turns iPads Into Cash Registers
The new Square Stand acts as a point-of-sale system, working with the Square Register app.
Baskin-Robbins Sherbet Now Available for Retailers
Thencompany’s first freezer bar treat is now available at drug stores and supermarkets nationwide.
McDonald’s Debuts Trio of New Burgers
The quarter pounders will take the place of the retiring Angus Third Pounders. Meanwhile, Taco Bell is testing a waffle taco for breakfast.
May 15, 2013
NACS Show Post-Expo Events Announced
A series of new post-expo networking events will debut at the NACS Show, which takes place this year from October 12 to 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Senate Committee Passes Farm Bill
The legislation contains a troubling provision that would give the government the authority to prevent c-stores from accepting SNAP benefits.
Indiana C-Stores File Lawsuit Over Cold Beer Sales
The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, Freedom Express, Ricker’s and Thorntons are suing the state for the right to sell cold beer.
Visa Europe Caps Swipe Fees
The company made the offer to put an upper limit on credit card transaction charges to halt a probe by the European Union.
Android Gobbles Up Smartphone Market
Samsung tops the charts for sales of all smartphones sold globally.
Red Bull Delivers Camo Can
A portion of the proceeds from Red Bull’s limited-edition camouflage can sales will benefit the Military Warriors Support Foundation and its Homes4WoundedHeros program.
Kids, Teens Eat More Snacks
However, women outpace men on snack-oriented convenience foods, according to a new NPD report.
May 14, 2013
Happiness Awaits at NACS Show Opening Session
Acclaimed business leader and best-selling author Chip Conley will help kick off the NACS Show at the Opening General Session on October 13.
States Consider Taxing Electric Vehicle Owners
Some states may decide to start taxing electric vehicle owners in an effort to regain lost revenue at the pump.
Half of Small Businesses Worried About Obamacare
Meanwhile, 41% of small firms are delaying additional hires because of the new health-care law.
Tesco and Asda Urge Beverage Makers to Cut Sugar
The ask comes as a preemptive move to keep the government from regulating sugary beverages.
Consumers Find Mobile Commerce Time Consuming, Difficult
Most consumers who attempt to make a purchase on their mobile device bail during checkout, citing a process that is either too time consuming or difficult.
Oscar Mayer Launches New Franks
They say that everything is better with bacon…or smoked, or made with chicken.
May 13, 2013
NACS Show Ranks Among Top 10 Buying Shows
The convenience and fuel retailing industry’s most essential event of the year is ranked fourth among the top trade shows in the U.S. for buying plans.
NACS Shares Industry's Perspectives on Natural Gas
NACS is joining a diverse group of industry stakeholders at one of three Natural Gas Forums hosted by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Bosselman Companies Opens New Store With Hometown Concept
The new and contemporary store design will be utilized in future Pump & Pantry convenience store builds and remodels.
Wawa Gets Ready for Fourth of July Celebration
The 2013 Wawa Welcome America! festival will feature two fireworks displays, free concerts, an Independence Day Parade and the Taste of Philadelphia food event.
Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee Brew Up Single-Cup Partnership
The new five-year agreement is being dubbed a game changer for the global single-serve coffee industry.