How the Dairy Industry Will Save Milk

The milk industry is suffering but hasn’t gone sour By NACS Online // January 14, 2020 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The past few months have been tough for the American milk industry, with both Dean Foods and Borden filling for bankruptcy, but the dairy industry plans to save milk, according to a CNN report. Cow milk sales have fallen…

America’s New Favorite Restaurants: C-Stores

Hungry? Visit your local convenience store By NACS Online // January 14, 2020 NEW YORK—In National Lampoon’s 1980s movie, “Vacation,” Chevy Chase jokes, “I’m so hungry. I could eat a sandwich from a gas station.” That line got big laughs years ago, but today many convenience stores and gas stations have made tremendous improvements in…

How Does The Secure Act Impact Your Estate Plan

Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M. // Denha & Associates, PLLC President Trump signed the SECURE Act last December as part of the government’s spending bill and it will inevitably affect most retirement plan and IRA participants, for better or worse. The SECURE legislation — which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” — puts…

Grocery Store Trends for 2020

More convenient options, plant-based foods and pickup options will come this year By NACS Online // January 06, 2020 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A new year means new changes to the food retail industry, including both grocery and convenience store. Here are some of the next trends coming to grocery stores in 2020 as predicted by an article on…

C-Store Retailers Say Sales Rose in 2019

NACS survey finds record-high retailer optimism for the first quarter of 2020 By NACS Online // January 02, 2020 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Convenience retailers overwhelmingly said their sales increased in 2019, according to U.S. convenience store owners surveyed by NACS, the trade association that represents the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Three in four retailers (74%) said…

Gas Stations Rush to Upgrade to Chip Technology

The industry faces an October deadline for EMV compliance at the pump By NACS Online // January 08, 2020 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Starting in October, fuel pumps must be equipped to handle chip card transactions or retailers risk liability for any counterfeit fraud that might occur at that station, Bloomberg/Detroit News reports. Gas stations had asked that…