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…

New Stickers to be Affixed to County Gas Pumps

By Monica Moran // Franklin County Auditor COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new sticker will soon be affixed to most gas pumps in the county notifying consumers of the tax rates they are being charged, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced on Monday, July 1st. The stickers are required by the recently-passed state transportation budget, which…

Health groups want alcohol labels to warn of cancer risk

Consumers and health advocates are pressing for an update on labels established in 1988 By Mark Huffman // https://www.consumeraffairs.com/ // 06/27/2019 A coalition of consumer and public health organizations is asking the U.S. government to change warning labels on alcoholic beverages to tell consumers of potential cancer risks. Alcoholic beverages already carry a warning not…

Industry Sounds Off On Supreme Court Ruling

Wine & Spirits Daily // June 28, 2019 On June 27, 2019, the US Supreme Court struck down Tennessee’s residency requirement to obtain a liquor license in the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (and Total Wine & More) case [see WSD 06-26-2019]. TRADE GROUP RESPONSES A MIXED BAG…

Convenience Stores Get a Makeover

From kombucha on tap to delivery of snacks, c-stores are adapting to the changing consumer landscape By NACS Online // June 26, 2019 NEW YORK—U.S. convenience stores continue to evolve into more than a place to grab some salty snacks and fill up your gas tank, CNN Business reports. For example, this week, 7-Eleven announced it would…