Clean Restrooms Boost Spending

A well-maintained bathroom makes consumers open their wallets By NACS Online // February 12, 2020 MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.—A growing majority of consumers value businesses’ well-kept restrooms so much that they are willing to spend more money when they encounter one, according to new national research. The number of Americans who will “definitely” or “probably” shell…

Visa Plans Sweeping Swipe Fee Changes

The interchange fees will rise or fall based on the merchant and how a customer pays By NACS Online // February 07, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO—Visa Inc. will make huge changes to its interchange rates, with lower rates for real estate and education categories and higher rates for e-commerce transactions, Bloomberg reports. “The U.S. credit interchange structure has…

Trump Recommends New Tobacco Regulation Agency 

The proposal would take oversight of tobacco away from the Food and Drug Administration By NACS Online // February 12, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Trump Administration has proposed yanking tobacco oversight from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to a new, independent agency, Politico reports. The tobacco agency would be helmed by a director confirmed by the Senate.…