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Feb 16, 2018

House Passes ADA Lawsuit Reform
The legislation aims to curb frivolous lawsuits related to supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Retailers, Manufacturers Might Feel Pinch of Trucker Shortage
Fewer qualified drivers will likely mean delivery delays and price increases.

McDonald’s Announces Changes to Happy Meal
The fast-food chain will adjust its children’s meals into healthier fare.

PepsiCo Snacks Make Up for Sagging Beverage Sales
An uptick in volume from the snack portfolio helped offset decreases in the company’s drink lines.

Register Today for Conexxus Conference to Save
The registration rate goes up tomorrow for the annual conference, which runs April 29 until May 3 in Chicago.

Opening Restroom Access to All
Santa Fe wants retailers to allow non-customers to use the bathroom as part of its Happy Toilet campaign.

Feb 15, 2018

Need a Bathroom? There’s an App for That
Cintas launches its “Got to Go” mobile app that allows users to find and rate nearby restrooms.

House Committee Looks at Data Security
NACS asks Congress to ensure legislation doesn’t create loopholes for certain industries.

Total U.S. Restaurant Count Drops 2%
The decline from last year is due to a dip in independent restaurant units.

Hostess Brings Back Suzy Q’s
Consumer feedback on social media inspired Hostess to make enhancements to snack cake.

Mobile Technology is Top of Mind
Survey finds that most QSR and fast-casual brands believe millennials are fueling industry changes.

Feb 14, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Food Box in Lieu of Food Stamps
The government would send nonperishable foods each month directly to low-income families.

Coca-Cola Places Arctic Coke Machines in 800 Convenience Stores
The beverage company expands a national test for the instant slushy maker.

Duluth City Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales
The prohibition only affects convenience stores.

Ohio Lottery Now Allows Cashless Payments
Meanwhile, Tennessee legislation would allow for residents to buy tickets with credit cards.

The Future of PCI and Small Merchant Compliance
A free webinar by Conexxus explores what the PCI Council is doing and what the card brands have in their sights.

Sen. Schumer Calls on Secret Service to Address Skimming Problem
The senator says the agency should triple their efforts to end credit-card skimming.

Feb 13, 2018

Creating an Innovative Culture
Jamie Notter advises that companies must build a system that drives behaviors before they can create a culture of innovation.

Cumberland Farms Launches Next Generation of SmartPay App
Convenience retailer is introducing Food Club Rewards and other in-app enhancements.

Convenience Across the Pond
Latest Convenience Matters podcast sits down with Mark Wohltmann to explore convenience retail trends in Europe.

ExxonMobil Invests in On-Demand Fueling Startup
Investment in Yoshi Inc. will allow ExxonMobil to shape a new channel for its products.

Chobani Celebrates Anniversary with Free Yogurt Offer
Over the last 10 years, Chobani has grown from 5 employees to 2,000.

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal
NACS warns of harm to small businesses if interstate rest stops are commercialized.

Feb 12, 2018

Common Sense for Menu Labeling
CNN explores the ins and outs of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act recently passed by the House.

Jacksonville Convenience Stores Do Brisk Business
Retailers have ramped up store openings in the Florida city.

A Natural, Organic Alternative
A Pennsylvania convenience store chain specializes in organic and natural foods, as well as gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas.

Pepsi Launches New Sparkling Water Brand
Bubly has zero calories and comes in eight flavors.

Vish Ganapathy to Keynote Conexxus Conference
The annual conference runs April 29 to May 3 in Chicago.

Dunkin’ Donuts to Focus on Convenience, Quality, Speed
The coffee chain revealed its three-year strategy to bolster afternoon coffee and donut sales.