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Sep 1, 2015

“We Card” Hits 20-Year Milestone
September is We Card Awareness Month for iconic retail program.

How to Tap Into Your Personal Power
NACS Show session will guide participants in understanding power dynamics and developing a successful communications approach.

Protect Your POS
Free Conexxus webinar will guide retailers through PCI P2PE 2.0 Standard in order to keep point-of-sale equipment safe from malware.

Sheetz Offering First C-Store Private Label Credit Card
Partnership with First Bankcard expected to provide significant customer value and benefits.

Click-and-Collect Attractive to Consumers
Majority of consumers would elect to pick up online orders at a retail location to save delivery time or discounts.


Aug 31, 2015

Making News with Kwik Trip
Wisconsin-based retailer gets a congressional visit and leads the way with a $100,000 donation to local community center.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on No-Tobacco-Sale Orders
Agency will host webinar this week to discuss guidance and compliance for NTSOs.

Understanding the Market for EVs and High Octane Vehicles
Free webinar will address how retailers and marketers will be affected by new vehicle types.

New EPA Proposals Could Lead to More Specialized Fuel Blends
Classification revisions introduced this week revise 2008 Ozone Nonattainment Designations for 36 Areas of the United States.

Bottled Water Preparing to Flood the Market
Bottled water is on track to outsell soda by 2017, buoyed by dozens of new high-end waters.


Aug 28, 2015

Franchises to Be Affected by New Labor Standards
NLRB’s expansion of ‘joint employer’ standard likely to impact franchisor-franchisee relationship, increasing franchisor liability.

Federal Judge Blocks EPA’s New Waters of the U.S. Rule
13 states gain injunctive relief from latest clean water ruling, which would have gone into effect today.

Action Needed to Oppose California Petroleum Reduction Proposal
Proposed legislation would reduce petroleum availability by half in less than 15 years.

QuikTrip Is a Sanctuary for Those in Need
Through Safe Place program, Atlanta area QuikTrip locations have helped more than 500 teens in need this year.

Four Tips to Avoid Misleading Sales Tactics in EMV Transition
In lead-up to EMV liability shifts, don’t be fooled by EMV equipment sales pitches.


Aug 27, 2015

10 Ways to Improve the Shopper Experience
From customer service to digital tracking, retailers have the opportunity to make the shopping experience positive—and profitable.

Getting Fresh(er)
Change is underway as the convenience industry embraces the financial and social potential of fresh produce sales.

Employee Background Checks: Know Your Liability
Webinar guides employers through the potential minefield of employee background checks under new federal policy.

‘Toaster’ Placed in Cafes to Sanitize Smartphones
Green Toaster is a smartphone cleaning device targeted to coffee shops, so users can sanitize their phone while they wait.

Coca-Cola Leading Efforts on Water Replenishment
Company and its partners aim to be the first food and beverage company to replenish all the water it uses.


Aug 26, 2015

Retailers Should Be Aware of Scammers Offering Assistance with SNAP Applications
USDA reports recent incidents of retailers falling victim to scam by a third party offering to expedite their SNAP applications.

Majority of Americans Say They Try to Avoid Drinking Soda
Gallup’s annual poll shows that almost two-thirds of Americans are avoiding both diet and regular soda.

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis Works a Shift at Qik-N-EZ
Congressman said he was impressed with c-store age verification efforts following NACS In Store experience.

Uber Eats Launches in Washington, D.C.
Uber network of drivers now delivering food via its app in eight cities across the country.

Embracing the Future
Collaboration is essential to developing innovative and evolving standards for the industry.