U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes

2019 draft volumes are less than statutory targets By NACS Online On June 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule regarding the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020. Overall, EPA has proposed a 3.1% increase in renewable fuel blending. The proposed total renewable fuel requirement…

Mark Your Calendars: Michigan Treasury’s Summer Seminars

The Treasury routinely hosts free educational seminars throughout Michigan connecting businesses, tax service providers and other stakeholders with Treasury representatives in order to enhance two-way communication, cultivate a culture of taxpayer service and work together to foster continuous improvement while covering important tax topics. Northern Michigan Outreach Events  All businesses are welcome to attend! Registration required. Treasury and…

Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Address Truck Driver Shortage

By The Shelby Report   Forty-two trade associations—ranging from grocers to distributors to restaurants—have signed a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to support the DRIVE-Safe Act, short for the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act. The act addresses the national truck driver…

What Will Influence American Food?

Latin America, Middle East and the Mediterranean are the top three regions that will impact American food this year By NACS Online What will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow? Les Dames D’Escoffier International provides some insights in its 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends. The report paints…

Four Food Trends for Summer

Vegan offerings, low-cal ice cream, bold snacks and flavored sparkling waters are in By NACS Online No one is going cold turkey on hot dogs, burgers or backyard barbecues, but this summer, consumers are expected to sample new, different foods and beverages, according to the Mintel Summer Food & Drink Trends reportfor 2018. Four food…

MIRA Member Success Stories

Success comes in many forms. In the case of Wheelhouse Graphix, MIRA’s Endorsed Sign and Graphics Company, success comes when customers are happy with the service and products they deliver. Here are a few examples & testimonials from fellow MIRA Members: Heartland Marketplace – Farmington Hills, MI – Mark Kassa Mark and Phil Kassa were looking…

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

The gap continues to widen between soda and bottled water By NACS Online   Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water volume grew to 13.7…