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Feb 9, 2016

Consumers Deserve PIN Security
The transition to chip-and-signature does not protect consumers without PIN authentication, says NACS President and CEO Henry Armour.

Sweet Spot for a Sugar Tax?
This year could be ‘year of the sugar tax’ as countries consider higher levies on sugary foods and beverages to combat obesity.

Mars Inc. to Remove Artificial Colors
The five-year effort will impact chocolate, gum, confection, food and drink brands.

Starbucks Is in the Mood for Love
Coffeehouse chain is launching three new Valentine’s Day drinks that combine coffee and chocolate.


Feb 8, 2016

Making Our Voices Heard
The NACS Government Relations Conference educates legislators so they can make decisions that help—not hurt—the convenience industry’s bottom line.

From the Top
Skimming is making headlines but it is not ‘out of control,’ and there are two reasons why.

Dunkin’ Donuts Feels the All-Day Breakfast Pangs
Coffee and donut chain says customer visits are down at U.S. stores.

A Salad Isn’t Always a Salad
Canadian news source says that McDonald's kale salad has more calories, fat and sodium than a Double Big Mac.


Feb 5, 2016

Menu Labeling Bill Vote Next Week
NACS strongly supports the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, which addresses crucial issues related to convenience store foodservice.

Positive Possibilities
The Positive Side recognizes the good things in life.

Petition Urges Oklahoma to Allow Convenience Stores to Sell Wine, Strong Beer
Oklahomans for Modern Laws wants to put the question directly to voters.

Millennial Men Step Up Hosting Duties for the Super Bowl
A new report finds that 43% of male Millennials vow to food shop before the big game.

Burgers Register Strong Gains in 2015
The fast-food burger segment posted a strong performance last year.


Feb 4, 2016

CVS Opens First Pharmacy Inside Target
During the transition, Target pharmacy customers cited service and convenience as their top two expectations.

Subway’s $5 Footlong Now $6
A near-decade of $5 footlongs comes to an end today at Subway locations.


Feb 3, 2016

Americans Eschewing Sugar
More people are trying to curb their sugar intake.

Jerky Captures New Converts
An old to-go food has found a new generation of consumers crazy for dried meat.

Super Bowl 50 Expected to Deliver 189 Million Viewers
As the football championship celebrates its half century anniversary, retailers are likely to reap the benefit of more consumer spending for the big game.

Chicago Evaluates Plastic Bag Ban
Six months later, the results are not as clear cut as some would like with the city’s ban on plastic bags.

A Roundup of Delicious Gas Station Food
Conde Nast Travel finds delectable treats at convenience stores.

Open Around the Clock
Not so long ago, all convenience stores closed at night.

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