The Top Four Reasons Self-Checkout Fails in Grocery

And why line-free mobile checkout is the future By Will Hogben/ CEO, FutureProof Retail   The first iteration of what we now call “self-checkout” in the grocery industry was launched at the Food Marketing Institute’s annual convention in 1987. The “Automatic Checkout Machine” was unveiled by a Florida company called CheckRobot, and it was received…

CareWorksComp: Important August 2018 Deadlines

August 15, 2018 Payroll True-Up Deadline: Employers must report their actual payroll by Manual Classification Code for the 7/1/17-6/30/18 Rate Year to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) by August 15, 2018.  Additionally, if it is determined that they owe the BWC additional premium, payment must be made to the BWC by August 15, 2018.…

EPA, NHTSA Propose New Fuel Economy Standards

On August 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a proposed rule that would change the Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for model years 2021 through 2026. The new proposal, titled the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule,” would cap the standards at…

Getting High-Income Millennials to Pump Gas

PYMNTS found that mobile apps draw this demographic to gas stations By NACS Online Which consumer segment is more likely to use mobile apps at the pump? High-income millennials, according to an analysis by Pymnts.com. This demographic—born between 1978 and 1995 and earning between $75,000 and $150,000—enjoys the convenience and speed of mobile apps, especially…

Coca-Cola to Hike Soda Prices

The beverage company will raise prices of its U.S. soft drinks because of higher tariffs on metal By NACS Online While Coca-Cola has seen higher drink volumes over the last quarter, the beverage company will increase the cost of U.S. carbonated soft drinks this year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Coke attributes the higher prices…

BWC Payroll True-Up Reports Are Due by August 15

Prior to each policy year the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) establishes your estimated premium based on the most recent payroll that was reported to BWC. Once the policy year is completed you must complete the true-up report. The true-up is a reconciliation of your BWC estimated payroll versus your actual policy year payroll…