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March 2017 Issue

Business Management

Jen Bricker, Dominique Moceanu Pair Up to Deliver M-PACT Keynote Address

For the first time in its 15-year history, the M-PACT Show will feature two keynote presenters: Jen Bricker and Dominique Moceanu, whose mind-blowing story of spunk, drive and the ties that bind has captivated and inspired audiences around the world. The keynote luncheon featuring Bricker and Moceanu is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 ...

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Retailers Ask Supreme Court Not to Revive Disputed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

February 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Retailers Ask Supreme Court Not to Revive Disputed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and...

Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

February 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured ArticlesComments Off on Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

By Joe Petrowski   Everyone works for 3 reasons: Money Self-Improvement (building skills, a resume and a network) Fun (subjective for every individual)   It is an old adage that the best way to get a high paying job is to get a low paying job and do...

Day-Part Fuel Pricing Webinar: February 15

February 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured NewsComments Off on Day-Part Fuel Pricing Webinar: February 15

How It Impacts Volumes, Margins and In-Store Sales   This past January, a group of fuel marketing industry experts conducted research into the emerging trend of scheduled day-part pricing strategies. More than 130 global fuel marketers provided...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.2% in December

January 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.2% in December

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, following a revised 8.4% jump during November (November’s index was revised up slightly from our press release...

Study: Brands Underestimate Emotional Impact of Breaking Promises

January 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Study: Brands Underestimate Emotional Impact of Breaking Promises

A new study from InMoment reveals that brands lack an important understanding of the emotions that drive customer loyalty, and significantly undervalue the negative impact of failing to deliver on customer expectations. Conducted by customer experience...

A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

January 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution Network

By Keith Reid   Since its inception in 2013, the Fuels Institute has followed an aggressive research agenda. The topics have been varied and explored new ground, ranging from Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution? to GHG Emissions from Light Duty...

Putting Consumer Needs First as Autonomous Vehicles Hit the Road

January 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on Putting Consumer Needs First as Autonomous Vehicles Hit the Road

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental company in the world, delivered a strong argument for prioritizing consumer needs during a panel discussion at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual consumer electronics and consumer technology...

Retailers Say U.S. Supreme Court Should Rule in Favor of Free Speech on Credit Card Fees

January 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Retailers Say U.S. Supreme Court Should Rule in Favor of Free Speech on Credit Card Fees

The National Retail Federation (NRF) called on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow merchants to freely and accurately show customers the added costs that come with paying by credit card rather than cash.   “Retailers have no interest in surcharging their...

DOT Releases Beyond Traffic 2045 Final Report on Future of Transportation

January 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on DOT Releases Beyond Traffic 2045 Final Report on Future of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx released the final Beyond Traffic 2045 report highlighting transportation challenges the United States will face over the next three decades. The report finds that the U.S. transportation system, and the current...