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March 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, while the EPA was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs), the retail fuel industry was at work upgrading their locations throughout the U.S. and adding new ones at a rapid pace. Retail fuel at that time was still dominated ...

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

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail Operations, Upper RightComments 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...

NRF Says Later Easter Expected to Bring Record Spending

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Says Later Easter Expected to Bring Record Spending

Americans will spend more than ever as they celebrate Easter nearly three weeks later this year than last, said the National Retail Federation (NRF). According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics,...

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...

New API-Licensed CK-4 and FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on New API-Licensed CK-4 and FA-4 Diesel Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has licensed approximately 400 CK-4 and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by large, medium and small oil marketers. While already significant, API expects availability to grow substantially over the next few years as more...

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...

OPEI Poll Finds Increased Misfueling of Power Equipment Engines

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Lower Left 3, Retail OperationsComments Off on OPEI Poll Finds Increased Misfueling of Power Equipment Engines

A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage....

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 13, 2017

WTI Breaks Support Crude oil below $50 for first time since December 8, 2016  Bearish features include high stocks, more production and lower refining demand New support at $45.20, ULSD at $1.4630 and RBOB at $1.5530 End-of-season natural gas storage to...

Economic Optimism Hits Record High Despite Rise in Gas Prices

March 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on Economic Optimism Hits Record High Despite Rise in Gas Prices

Despite rising gasoline prices, three in five (61%) gasoline consumers report feeling optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey. Consumer optimism is at an...