Digital Coupons Experience More Growth

On the flip side, use of print coupons continues to decline By NACS Online // August 02, 2019 People still use coupons, but the preference for digital over print continues to climb, according to analysis by Kantar Consulting, the Grocery Dive reports. Manufacturers are providing more digital coupons in food categories, while personal care products and dry…

No Ease in Sight for U.S. Truck Driver Shortage

The American Trucking Associations estimates that the shortfall will double in 10 years By NACS Online // August 02, 2019 The U.S. truck driver shortfall is not slowing down. A recent study by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) shows that the driver shortage jumped more than 10,000 to hit 60,800 last year, Bloomberg reports. While the deficit…

Ohio Hemp Bill Signed – Sales Legal in Ohio

Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law today at the Ohio State Fair and because the bill includes an emergency clause, effective immediately sales of products derived from hemp, include hemp CBD products, are legal in Ohio. In keeping with the federal definitions, the law defines “cannabidiol” as the cannabidiol compound, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol…

C-Stores Expand Food Offerings

From meal kits to fresh-made menu items, retailers are turning their stores into food destination By NACS Online // July 19, 2019 CHICAGO—More and more people are stopping by their local convenience store to pick up dinner, SmartBrief reports. In fact, according to Datassential’s Creative Concepts, modern C-Stores report that 39% of consumers want c-stores to offer…

Fueling Facility Generation Grant, applications open! 

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) are pleased to announce a new grant program that allows for fuel stations to pre-wire their stations for backup power generation.  This grant program is designated to enhance the resiliency of our state by establishing contingencies at…

FDA Proposal Would Worsen Teen E-Cigarette Use

NACS CEO Henry Armour argues the agency should actively enforce laws against sales to minors By NACS Online // July 08, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In an op-ed published by CNBC today, Henry Armour, NACS president and CEO, addresses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed policy changes to deal with the public health risks associated with…