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Dec 1, 2015

EPA Finalizes RFS Numbers for 2014-2016
Agency used waiver authority to set numbers lower than those called for by Congress.

New York City Salt Warning Now in Effect
Chain restaurants in the city have to put a special symbol on salty dishes.

California Likely to Put Tobacco Tax Hike on 2016 Ballot
Meanwhile, Massachusetts is considering upping the tobacco buying age statewide.

Rutter’s Focuses on Food With New Store
The location being built in Leola, Pennsylvania, will have inside seating and a menu featuring Alaskan cod, burgers and corned beef.

Tennessee Prepares for Wine Sales in Grocery and Convenience Stores
Starting July 1, the state is loosening restrictions as to where wine can be stocked.

Consumers Express Annoyance with Chip Credit Cards
Some are avoiding retailers that require dipping the chip.

Nov 30, 2015

Indonesian Sugar Tax Talks Send Chills Through Beverage Industry
Health concerns may prompt curbs on sweet beverages in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Cereal Sales Trending Up
After years of decline in U.S. sales, Kellogg Company executives say the cereal category is poised for a comeback.

‘Operation Heat’ Rewards Youth with Free Hot Chocolate
Youngsters across Ontario who get caught by police for positive behavior will earn a free hot chocolate, courtesy of Mac’s Convenience Stores.

Coca-Cola Taps the Vault with Ecto Cooler
Fans of ‘Ghostbusters’—the original ’80s version and 2016’s upcoming release—may soon reach for a Hi-C Ecto Cooler.

California Demands Recall of VW Diesels
The Air Resources Board orders Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche to draft a recall plan for 3.0 V6 liter diesel vehicles.

Nov 25, 2015

Sheetz, QuikTrip Among Best Work Environments
The two convenience stores are ranked in the top 10 in Fortune’s list of the best places to work in retail in the United States.

Cumberland Farms Gives Thanks with Free Coffee
Convenience retailer will offer free coffee, tea and hot chocolate on Thanksgiving Day.

McDonald’s Debuts Restaurant of the Future
New Zealand location features an open kitchen and gourmet burger bar showing transparency of food preparation.

General Mills Announces Timeline for 100% Cage-Free Eggs
Humane Society applauds the announcement, saying that confining hens in cages has no place within the U.S. food system.

South Korean Convenience Stores Thrive
As the average household size has decreased, convenience stores have prospered and grown.