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Oct 24, 2014

How Effective Is Your Foodservice Strategy?
NACS CAFÉ experts break down what it takes to build a profitable foodservice operation.

Workplace Considerations for Ebola Exposure
Free webinar today will clarify employer responsibilities and best practices.

New Beacon Technology Enhances Mobile Loyalty
First Data introduces device to help small merchants compete on digital engagement.

Food Shoppers Make Fewer Trips, but to Stranger Places
Channel blurring is omnipresent as shoppers place a premium on value and convenience.

Conexxus Representative Receives Extraordinary Contribution Award
X9 financial technical standards committee recognizes Alan Thiemann as a driving force for the industry.


Oct 23, 2014

San Francisco to Require Carbon Labels at Gas Stations
Legislation mandates "climate change warning labels" on gas pump nozzles beginning March 2015.

Sam's Club Launches Small-Business Health Exchange
Partnership with Aetna to provide streamlined administration and cost control benefits.

Chevron Joining Apple Pay Network
Chevron offers an easy, secure and private way to pay with Apple Pay.

Japan's Java Wars
Higher quality coffee at lower prices is a game-changer for c-store industry — and Japanese coffee consumption.

Detroit Start-Up Hopes to Overcome Food Deserts
Fresh Corner Café puts fresh fruit, salads and more in gas stations and c-stores.


Oct 22, 2014

NACS Show Reaches Second-Highest Attendance
An impressive attendee turnout at this year’s NACS Show led to some record-breaking metrics.

Disability Lawsuits Against Small Businesses Soar
Federal ruling and new guidelines allow ‘testers’ to go to court.

New MasterCard Will Come With Fingerprint Scanner
Collaboration between credit card and biometric companies to launch in the U.K.

McDonald’s Not Loving Latest Earnings Report
Disappointing decline in global sales has caused company to rethink operations.

CVS Pressures Competitors to Go Tobacco Free
Retailer announces plan to charge customers for filling prescriptions at tobacco-selling drugstores.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in a Pakistan Gas Station
Station in Lahore is the country’s first to hire women to pump gas.


Oct 21, 2014

Is ApplePay a Retailer’s Best Friend?
New payment system further distances users from the cash transaction, possibly inspiring increased purchasing.

Amex to Provide Assistance for Merchant EMV Adoption
Program will provide small merchants with $100 to upgrade terminals, starting in February.

Foodservice Beyond the Metrics
Cultivating a successful foodservice program requires CEOs to ask the right questions and lead cultural change.

Manufacturers Have Introduced Thousands of Healthier Products
New product survey documents 30,000-plus products with reduced calories, fats, sugar and sodium.

No One Happy with the State of Swipe Fees
Three years since the Durbin Amendment and the swipe fee contest continues.

Gulf Fuels Breast Cancer Research with New Pink Ribbon Gift Card
New Gulf Oil Giving Foundation initiative amplifies support for American Cancer Society.


Oct 20, 2014

White House to Require PIN Technology on Credit Transactions
NACS applauds the administration’s new BuySecure Initiative to help fight data breaches.

What Employers Need to Know About Ebola
The right response depends on several factors and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Amazon Delivers Groceries to East Coast
New York City launch of Amazon Fresh will begin in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood.

Tesla to Open First Battery Swap Station
Company’s first battery swapping station will open by year’s end in California.

Starbucks Announces Mobile Ordering
New payment option will begin later this year in Portland, Oregon.