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April 2017 Issue

Business Management

CIOMA Meets with Legislators

Last week, the members of California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) held a successful Day at the Capitol. CIOMA members, comprised of small, family- and minority-owned businesses, met with over two-thirds of the legislators in the Capitol to discuss important issues that will have an impact on the lives of every Californian.   “It...

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Merchants Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Settlement That Would Have “Cemented” High Credit Card Swipe Fees

March 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Merchants Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Settlement That Would Have “Cemented” High Credit Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a class action lawsuit settlement that would have blocked merchants from challenging Visa and MasterCard price-fixing of credit card swipe fees that increase...

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since the start of the Great Recession, according to the latest findings from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted February 6 – 10. In the quarterly small business survey, which...

New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

Podium, a software-as-a-serivce (SaaS) platform that helps small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises build and manage their online reputation, announced new research that demonstrates how online reviews shape consumer engagement with businesses....

NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it was disappointed that the House failed to vote on Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, saying the measure would take significant steps toward making health care more affordable.   “This bill...

PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

By Keith Reid We operate in a highly regulated industry that must adapt to a new slate of challenges, often major in scope, each year. However, there is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and 2017 certainly promises to be an “interesting” year. In...

NRF Calls Acosta a “Pragmatic Leader,” Supports Confirmation as Labor Secretary

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Calls Acosta a “Pragmatic Leader,” Supports Confirmation as Labor Secretary

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Senate to confirm Alexander Acosta to head the federal Department of Labor, saying he could help end “ideological whims” that guided labor policy over the past eight years.   “Mr. Acosta’s...

NRF Asks House to Pass Association Health Plan Bill

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Asks House to Pass Association Health Plan Bill

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to pass association health plan legislation scheduled for a vote this week, saying it would help small businesses compete with large companies in providing employee health insurance at affordable...

NRF Asks House to “Close the Book” on Obamacare by Passing Repeal-and-Replace Legislation

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NRF Asks House to “Close the Book” on Obamacare by Passing Repeal-and-Replace Legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to approve Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation expected to come up for a vote this week, and said the issue would be counted as a key vote in its annual voting scorecard.   “It is time now to...

NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations News, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

By Keith Reid In our industry, there are always new challenges and regulations arising that require us to continually adapt. With a new administration in the White House, even more dramatic shifts are surely on their way. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN)...