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Nov 26, 2014

Battle for “Stomach Share” Continues
New survey shows diners increasing visits and purchasing more ready-to-eat meals from c-stores, dining out less.

Bringing Innovation In-House
Three reasons why innovation labs are a good idea for retailers who have the resources.

China Moves to Ban Cigarette Advertising
In attempt to reduce smoking in the world’s top cigarette market, proposed rules introduce numerous restrictions.

Stinker Stores Sets Record for Idaho Foodbank
Community campaign raises over $54,000, enough for 216,440 meals.

Opposites Attract at Canadian Gas Station
Electric car charging is latest addition to Canadian oil sands gas station.


Nov 25, 2014

FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling Rules Affecting Convenience Stores
New FDA menu labeling regulations bad for convenience stores and small businesses.

Jay Ricker Named Chairman of the Fuels Institute
Ricker Oil chairman will lead non-profit think tank dedicated to fuel market issues.

Dunkin’ Donuts Focusing Heavily on Mobile
Success of QSR’s loyalty program and mobile app lead to new test of mobile ordering.

Evolution of Foodservice Packaging Reflecting National Trends
Foodservice Packaging Institute’s annual report shows market shifts in distribution and materials.

Ontario May Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Regulate E-Cigs
Electronic-cigarette regulations would treat devices the same as tobacco cigarettes.


Nov 24, 2014

EPA Delays 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard
NACS weighs in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not finalize 2014 standards under the RFS program until 2015.

House Republicans File Lawsuit Against President Obama
Litigation challenges President Obama’s actions implementing the health-care law, including decisions to waive the employer mandate.

Convenience Retailers Support Local Communities During Holidays
QuickChek launches holiday food drive; Stripes Stores announces Thanksgiving and Black Friday freebie.

Spire Breaks Ground on New CNG Station
South Carolina location will be developed next to a QuikTrip travel center in 2015.

Biscuits, Meet Oreos
Church’s Chicken readies for debut of Oreo Biscuit Bites.

Honda Supports California’s Hydrogen Network
Contribution of $13.8 million to FirstElement Fuel will help growth of public hydrogen refueling stations.


Nov 21, 2014

Massachusetts Town Drops Tobacco Ban Proposal
Vocal public opposition to nation’s first tobacco ban causes board of health to pull proposal.

Webinar Offers Insights into Potential Cyber Security Legislation
Congress may act soon to take up cyber security legislation, so get to know the landscape.

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41.3 Million Americans Hitting the Road Next Week
AAA’s Thanksgiving travel forecast projects highest number of travelers since 2007.

C.H. Robinson Collaborates on One-Day Food Fundraiser
The NACS member company partnered with local news station to sponsor Twin Cities food drive.


Nov 20, 2014

NACS Signs Tax Extender Letter to Congress
More than 525 organizations urged Congress to pass business-friendly tax legislation this year.

The Price of Air
Gas station chain being sued for charging to use air pumps.

Alternative Fuels Seek Market Share
Experts discuss how alternative fuels are finding their place among a gas-dominated market at Fuels Institute Summit.

7-Eleven Getting Into the Medicine Business
Convenience chain will launch its own line of OTC meds.

How Bitcoin Could Change the Payments Industry
Millennials' lack of attachment to physical currency likely to drive adoption.