Study Shows $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Small Business

Higher minimum wages “worsen the financial health of small businesses,” researchers said By NACS Online // December 18, 2019 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that higher minimum wages adversely impacted small businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. “As the federal minimum wage rose from 1989-2013, small businesses in affected states suffered…

Sheetz Expands into Columbus, Ohio 

The company will be moving into central Ohio within two years By NACS Online // December 13, 2019 ALTOONA, Penn.—Sheetz is expanding into central Ohio, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. The company already has 40 stores in the northeast part of the state and will open a location in Columbus in 2021. In mid-December, Sheetz will unveil…

Don’t Expect Another EMV Extension

Visa, Mastercard reject delay request; Conexxus webinars to help fuel retailers ready upgrades. By NACS Online // December 04, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For fuel retailers, the deadline for readying automated fuel dispensers (AFDs) to be EMV-payment compliant is less than a year away, and Conexxus research shows that many businesses lag behind in making the move. Although the…

Winter 2019 WIC Vendor Newsletter

Information for Store Owners, Managers, and Cashiers As we reflect on 2019, we can take great pride in knowing that throughout the year our collaborative efforts provided over 200,000 WIC clients with healthy and nutritious foods; ensuring good health, growth and development for Michigan families. The Michigan WIC Program is working to increase the number…

Food Stamp Program Rules Tighten

The changes will affect adults up to age 48 who aren’t disabled and don’t have dependents By NACS Online // December 06, 2019 WASHINGTON—The Trump Administration has formalized a rule that requires able-bodied and childless food stamp recipients to work at least 20 hours a week to retain benefits, NBC News reports. The move, which will take…

Don’t Expect Another EMV Extension

Visa, Mastercard reject delay request; Conexxus webinars to help fuel retailers ready upgrades By NACS Online // December 04, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For fuel retailers, the deadline for readying automated fuel dispensers (AFDs) to be EMV-payment compliant is less than a year away, and Conexxus research shows that many businesses lag behind in making the move.…