Walmart Adopts Tobacco 21 Purchase Age

The retail giant also will stop selling certain flavored e-cigarettes as of July 1st By NACS Online // May 09, 2019 BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart has announced it will raise the minimum age to 21 to purchase tobacco products across all U.S. stores starting July 1st, Reutersreports. The retail giant’s move follows those of drugstore chains Walgreens…

“Summer” Gas Requirement in Southeast Michigan

The Michigan Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1st through September 15th each year to not more than 7.0 pounds per square inch (MCL 290.650d). If your firm dispenses or delivers…

Another C-Store Consolidation Takes Shape

The trend is expected to continue as the industry grapples with the cost of growth By NACS Online // April 22, 2019 BUFFALO, N.Y.—Consolidation continues in the convenience store industry and isn’t expected to abate anytime soon, the Buffalo Newsreports, pointing to Noco Energy Corp.’s planned sale of 33 Noco Express c-stores and gas stations…

UNFI Accelerates Supervalu Integration, Names National Leadership Team

By The Shelby Report United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) said April 22 that in order to accelerate its integration of Supervalu into one organization, it now will operate under a national UNFI leadership team. UNFI says the change will advance its execution of its long-term strategic objectives and short-term synergy, revenue and EBITDA growth objectives. UNFI completed the acquisition…

CBD and Cannabis News Update

This week’s CBD and cannabis updates from the United States and around the globe By NACS Online // April 22, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va. —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…

USDA, EPA, FDA Fight Food Waste

Federal interagency strategy focuses on six key areas to reduce food loss and waste throughout 2020 By NACS Online // April 22, 2019 WASHINGTON — Three federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have released a new strategy to fight…

MDEQ to become EGLE on April 22nd

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today unveiled its new logo in advance of its official reorganization into the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) effective Monday, April 22, 2019. Director Liesl Clark debuted the new EGLE logo for employees at MDEQ’s main office in Lansing’s Constitution Hall. “The 1,200 people…

Tobacco Compliance: FDA Extends Comment Period

NACS continues to urge retailers to tell the agency how the e-cigarette plan would affect their stores By NACS Online // April 10, 2019 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) effectively banned gas stations and convenience storesfrom selling most flavored electronic cigarettes under its new draft guidance, “Modifications to Compliance Policy for…

C-Store Shoppers Buying More Fresh Items

Stores are convenient places to pick up premade salads, soups and cut flowers. By NACS Online // April 09, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Convenience stores have long been the perfect place to grab a sandwich and soda after filling up with fuel. But now shoppers have discovered that the little stores are an ideal source for…