Think Like Sheetz

Joe Sheetz shares how the retail chain examines market trends and adjusts its long-term strategy in the latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast NACS Online With 500-plus convenience stores throughout six states, Sheetz is one of the most successful convenience retailers in the country. From its popular MTO sandwich program, to its work with the Partnership…

Food Industry Helping to Fuel Michigan’s Economy

January 25, 2017 – Food retail stores are often the anchors of commerce in urban and rural communities across the state. The Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) commissioned a study by Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) to better understand the industry’s contribution to the state’s economy.  Michigan’s food retail industry…

Will More Lotteries Go Cashless?

Lottery tickets in many states require payment in cash, but some states are considering changing that to accept credit or debit cards NACS Online In many states, you can pay for your gas, snacks and drinks at a convenience store with a credit or debit card, but you can’t buy lottery tickets. Some states are…

MIRA voices its support for current and pending bills in Lansing, MI

West Bloomfield, MI. (DEC.9, 2016) – The Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) applauded the House passing Senate Bill 853 on Thursday, December 1st. SB 853 would prevent local governments from banning or setting fees for containers like bags, cups, bottles or packaging.  If signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the bill would take effect 90…