News Archives

Oct 22, 2021

USPS Bans the Shipment of Vaping Products
The rule creates parity between vape products and traditional cigarettes.

FDA Considering Food Delivery Industry Regulations
The $26 billion industry has soared in popularity since the start of the pandemic.

EPA Urges UST Owners to Get Insured
There are many companies that will still insure a 30+ year-old tank.

A Wisconsin Couple Took Their Wedding Photos at a C-Store
Kwik Trip made the perfect backdrop for this couple’s new chapter.

Unmanned C-Store to Open in Japanese Post Office
FamilyMart is opening cashierless markets in unconventional places to stand out in a saturated c-store market.

ENERGY STAR Day Is Next Week
Here’s how you can do your part to save energy and encourage others to do the same.

Oct 21, 2021

Instacart Acquires Smart Cart Startup
The delivery service that partners with c-stores and grocers aims to expand omnichannel shopping.

Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Health officials identify cases of Salmonella Oranienburg in 37 states.

Here’s What Inspires Users to Buy Products on Social Media
TikTok found that 78% of consumers surveyed have discovered new products while viewing content creator videos.

Senate Committee Confirms FMCSA Administrator
Current deputy administrator Meera Joshi battles supply chain snarls impacting the trucking industry.

Tesco Launches Checkout-Free C-Store
The London shop uses sensors and a weighted system to let customers walk out with their items.

CEFCO Hosts Annual Golf Tournament
The c-store retailer raised over $280,000 for The Fikes Foundation.

Oct 20, 2021

NACS, EMA, NATSO, SIGMA Raise Concerns About Vaccine Mandate
The associations support efforts to boost inoculations but highlight ongoing labor challenges.

States Could Push Off Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Years
26 states write their own workplace safety and health rules, and it could take OSHA a long time to force states to update their rules.

New Research Explores How Retailers Use Technology
Reports address how c-stores use technology to solve business challenges and why it’s important to benchmark your tech adoption versus other retailers.

Leading Makers of Age-Restricted Products Line Up to Support TruAge™
Altria Group Distribution Company and Juul Labs sign on during the recent NACS Show.

Busy Days on Capitol Hill
In a rapid-fire Q&A, NACS fills retailers in on what they need to know about the latest legislative happenings.

U.S. Lawmakers Look to Boost Immigrant Visas
Citizen and Immigration Services would get more funding, and unused visas wouldn’t expire under a Senate appropriations proposal.

Oct 19, 2021

EG Group, Asda Call Off $1 Billion Forecourts Deal
The companies will still proceed with their Asda On the Move collaboration.

How Convenience Customers View Sustainability
The NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council reveals how ESG practices influence customer loyalties.

Wendy’s Ups Its Drive-Thru Game With Voice Recognition
AI will take customer orders, notify staff of long lines and more via Google Cloud partnership.

24-Hour Unmanned C-Store Opens in Toronto
Aisle 24 plans more locations as it expands across Canada by 2023.

Parker’s Golf Tournament Raises Record $138,890
Local schools, health-care groups and other nonprofits in coastal Georgia and South Carolina will benefit from the funds.

Nouria Energy Opens Its First Own-Brand Gas Station and C-Store
The Wareham, Massachusetts, location signals the company’s push to be a top-tier fuel supplier.

Oct 18, 2021

Supply Chain Strains to Extend Into Mid-2022, Economists Say
Inflation predicted at 5.25% in December, a Wall Street Journal survey found.

Decarbonization Push Chips Away at Fuel Consumption
Fuels Market News and the Fuels Institute explored what’s behind disappearing gallons at the NACS Show.

We Card Spotlights Training, Education for Clerks
The nonprofit shares four key tips for retailers to prevent underage sales of tobacco and vape products.

Walgreens Rethinks Tobacco Sales
Amid a new primary care push, CEO says the drugstore chain is evaluating cigarette sales.

How C-Stores Can Adapt to Evolving Shopping Behaviors
Join Parker’s Kitchen CEO and Parkland USA’s president for a webinar October 27.

Asda, EG Group Open Upscale U.K. C-Store Collaboration
The “Extra Special” format in Buckinghamshire sells the grocer’s premium line of products.