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,…

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…