Grocers Work to Get Small Stores Right

Retailers scale back store size to offer speed and convenience By NACS Online // September 12, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In a large field northeast of Des Moines are two signs touting the future development of “The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing: A mixed use development.” Eventually, the area will have a strip mall, a hotel, condos, restaurants and…

Feds to Ban Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigs

FDA plans to pull all flavored cartridges from the market to discourage youth vaping By NACS Online // September 12, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—On September 11th, the Trump Administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration will finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks aimed at clearing the marketplace of unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products, including…

New Cigarette Health Warnings Proposed by FDA

Packaging would feature images of the serious health risks of smoking under the agency’s plan By NACS Online // August 16, 2019 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday released a proposed rule seeking to include graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertisements. Public comments on the proposal open today and are due to the FDA…

Americans Prefer Debit Cards at the Pump

Edging out cash and credit, debit appeals to consumers for a variety of reasons By NACS Online // August 16, 2019 Just over half of U.S. consumers primarily use debit cards when paying at the pump, according to a new survey by Boston-based GasBuddy, a tech company that helps consumers find real-time fuel prices online. The…

Natural Food Has Its Own Set of Challenges

Consumers must be educated regarding their expectations of “natural” By NACS Online // August 16, 2019 As consumers become more interested in eating “natural” foods, problems have arisen around food waste, safety and appearance, reports Food Ingredients First. According to an article from the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute (KHNI), the problem starts with the fact…

C-Store Pizza Drives Traffic, Increases Sales

Core-Mark recommends retailers go with a turnkey pizza program By Core-Mark // August 20, 2019 Pizza is America’s go-to food. Whether enjoying a snack, serving a meal or hosting a casual get-together, Americans depend on pizza. Technomic, the food research organization, reports that 83% of consumers eat pizza at least once a month and 43% enjoy…

CBD and Cannabis News Update

This week’s CBD and cannabis updates from the U.S. and around the globe By NACS Online // August 19, 2019 Each week, NACS brings you a roundup of news and information on cannabis and CBD to help update you on the fast-moving products and their legality. Here are the topics in the news for the week…