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Dec 19, 2014

European Union Agrees to Cap Card Fees
Once legislation is approved, most fees would be capped at 0.2 – 0.3%.

Eat More Nuts
Only 4 in 10 Americans eat enough heart-healthy nuts each day, says new CDC study.

Consumers Doubt Retailer Efforts to Protect Financial Info
Ongoing skepticism is an opportunity for retailers to better tell their own security stories.

Health-Oriented C-Store Has Big Plans
Portland’s Green Zebra begins offering delivery service, through Instacart.

Package Collection Comes to Singapore C-Stores
UPS and DHL now delivering packages for customer pick-up at c-store locations.


Dec 18, 2014

Big Brother Is Watching … Your Snacks
New vending machine uses facial recognition to match customer with medical history.

NOCO Express Opens State-of-the-Art Store
Expanded store features Wi-Fi, frozen yogurt and sustainable design elements.

Best Practices for Loss Prevention
Annual conference highlights networking and education for safety and loss prevention professionals.

Ontario C-Stores Support Move to Reduce Regulation
Government pledges to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden on small businesses.

States Increase Incentives for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Charging network expands beyond the “West Coast Electric Highway,” thanks to tax breaks.

Are Millennials Teetotallers?
U.K.-based report shows that Millennials are increasingly abstaining, among other trends to watch in 2015.


Dec 17, 2014

Build Your Skills with the NACS Leadership Challenge
Industry’s emerging leaders can develop skills for long-term personal growth and professional results.

NACS Sends Letter Addressing Errors in Recent Testimony
Office of the Comptroller provided erroneous testimony at Senate hearing on cybersecurity.

Gas Prices Have Little Effect on Demand for Car Travel
Automobile travel increases by just one percent for every 25% or more decrease in gas price.

NACS and Coca-Cola: Encouraging People Success
NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council welcomes suggestions on proposed research topics.

Discover Investing Heavily in New, Chip-Enabled Credit Cards
Company spending more than $35 million to update credit cards in order to combat fraud.

New Lottery Game Suspended Due to Low Ticket Sales
New multi-state lottery will end in several states, after only two months of sales.


Dec 16, 2014

Consumers Optimistic About Future Fuel Prices
This month’s NACS Consumer Fuels Survey shows that fuel price has less impact on economy.

2014’s Biggest Consumer Food Stories
War on sugar the third biggest story, after drought and shrinking bee population.

San Francisco Approves Reduction in Tobacco Sales Permits
Law would cut number of tobacco-selling permits in half over the next decade.

Labor Board Ruling Gives Unions New Leverage
Union election process will be sped up, beginning April 2015, thereby strengthening the power of unions.

Topaz Acquires Esso Ireland’s Fuels and C-Store Business
Deal will add 38 company-owned Esso sites to 120 existing Topaz-owned sites in Ireland.


Dec 15, 2014

Organized Crime Increases in Canada
A single theft at a Mac’s store resulted in $30,000 in stolen tobacco products.

Five Food Moves That Mattered
This year saw its fair share of movement in the QSR and fast-casual segments.

QuikTrip Nabs Fast Company’s Top 50 Spot
Convenience store chain ranks 21st as top place to work in the United States.

Rutter’s Employees Celebrate Record-Breaking Year
Employees donated $3,000 in toys and cash to local kids in need.

Harley-Davidson Tests Electric Hog
Prototype “LiveWire” bike toured Florida and captured customer feedback.