FDA Issues Fact Sheet on Menu Labeling 

The agency reiterated its desire to work with foodservice establishments to help them comply with the rules By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a fact sheet to inform stakeholders about the agency’s continued efforts to implement menu labeling in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. The goal…

Entering into Convenience

NACS Show education session gives attendees a sneak peek of how industry leaders got their start By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 Want to know how successful convenience store leaders got started in the industry? The answer lies in this year’s “Convenience Matters LIVE: The Real Rock Stars of Convenience” educational session during the…

Cashierless Checkout Still Making Inroads

Big chains explore AI following the initial success of Amazon Go By NACS Online // August 13, 2019 U.S. retailers large and small continue to test the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers are buying and then automatically bill their accounts when they walk out the door, reports the Wall Street Journal. The concept…

Store Openings Outpace Closings

A new study found that for every store that shuts its doors, five more go into business By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 For every store that closes, five are opened, according to a new report from IHL Group, Chain Store Age reports. Last year, more than five retail chains opened stores for every location that…

Kroger Reduces Food Waste Footprint by 9% 

The grocer released its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste results, plus its 2020 sustainability goals progress By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 The Kroger Co. announced its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste efforts reduced its supermarket food waste footprint by 9% in 2018, creating measurable improvements in its retail operations and more environmentally-conscious associates.…

Pay Attention to Food Safety

This week’s Convenience Matters podcast highlights safe food handling practices for consumers By NACS Online // August 14, 2019 On the episode of Convenience Matters, “Keeping Food and Customers Safe,” NACS hosts Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives, and Chris Blasinsky, content communications strategist, discussed the ins and outs of consumer-focused food safety…

FDA notifies four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products from the market for not having required marketing authorization

Agency remains vigilant in investigating and taking action against illegally marketed tobacco products amid epidemic of youth e-cigarette use  By U.S. Food and Drug Administration // August 8, 2019 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters notifying four companies that 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products do not have the required marketing authorization,…