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June 2017 Issue

Business Management

U.S. DOT Announces Regulatory Reform Task Force and Officer

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as the department’s Regulatory Reform Officer and Chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF).   The RRTF was formed earlier this year in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, which directs each agency to...

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NACS: How U.S. Convenience Retailers Can Stay Ahead of the Pack

May 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: How U.S. Convenience Retailers Can Stay Ahead of the Pack

Compared with adjacent retail channels, U.S. convenience stores have boasted relative strength and sales growth in recent years. Built on the premise of speed, convenience stores are modeled to deliver on specific consumer needs that competing channels...

NACS: Will Robots Take Over Retail Jobs?

May 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Will Robots Take Over Retail Jobs?

Retailers have long had self-checkout lanes, but lately, more are embracing other automatic technology, such as proximity beacons and robot shelf stockers. That means companies will need fewer employees in the near future, leaving up to 7.5 million jobs at...

Five Students Win PEI Kemp Scholarships

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Five Students Win PEI Kemp Scholarships

Five outstanding students have won the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, PEI announced.   Scholarship recipients are: Koral Tolifson, daughter of Chris Tolifson,...

RFA Congratulates Governor Branstad on Senate Approval to be U.S. Ambassador to China

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on RFA Congratulates Governor Branstad on Senate Approval to be U.S. Ambassador to China

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be U.S. Ambassador to China. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following comment:   “The RFA congratulates Governor Branstad...

AFPM Taps Edelman’s Zarraby to Head Communications

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on AFPM Taps Edelman’s Zarraby to Head Communications

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) announced that Jaime Zarraby will join the organization as Senior Vice President, Communications.   “We are thrilled to add someone with Jaime’s talent and expertise to AFPM’s leadership...

Massachusetts Petroleum Council Hires David O’Donnell as Associate Director

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Massachusetts Petroleum Council Hires David O’Donnell as Associate Director

Massachusetts Petroleum Council (MPC) announced David O’Donnell as the new Associate Director for the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) division in Massachusetts.   “O’Donnell has a strong background in promoting economic and job...

NRF: Retail CEOs Travel to Washington to Tell Lawmakers “Yes” on Tax Reform, “No” on BAT

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF: Retail CEOs Travel to Washington to Tell Lawmakers “Yes” on Tax Reform, “No” on BAT

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is bringing 20 retail executives from businesses large and small to Washington to meet with key administration officials and congressional leaders to try to keep a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax (BAT) out...

NRF: “A Lot of Work Ahead” for Health Care Reform

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NRF: “A Lot of Work Ahead” for Health Care Reform

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Vice President for Health Care Policy Neil Trautwein, following the Congressional Budget Office’s release of its latest score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The score...

ExxonMobil Commemorates UTeach 20th Anniversary with Grant to Support Classroom Projects

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on ExxonMobil Commemorates UTeach 20th Anniversary with Grant to Support Classroom Projects

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UTeach program, ExxonMobil has provided a grant of more than $275,000 to DonorsChoose.org, which will provide each public school UTeach alumnus with funding for classroom projects. The UTeach program is an...