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April 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Retailers Agree with Trump That Lowering Business Taxes Would Grow Economy

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the proposal on comprehensive tax reform released by President Trump.   “Retailers commend the President for his leadership on much-needed comprehensive tax reform,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “What matters most is that we enact pro-growth tax policy for both individuals and businesses....

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NACS: FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Rule

April 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Rule

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that signals a delay in the agency’s final menu-labeling rule set to take effect on May 5. While FDA announced the submission that...

Industry Pioneers Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Upper Left, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Industry Pioneers Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

Conexxus announced that two convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers are being inducted into the Conexxus Hall of Fame this week at the Conexxus Annual Meeting: Sharon Scace of WEX Inc. and David Ezell of Verifone Inc.    “Sharon and David...

NACS Fights Renewed Efforts to Repeal Pro-Competition, Pro-Consumer Swipe Fee Reform

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management News, Retail Operations, Upper Right, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on NACS Fights Renewed Efforts to Repeal Pro-Competition, Pro-Consumer Swipe Fee Reform

Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee hearing on the Financial Choice Act that would repeal debit...

NRF Asks Congress to Protect Swipe Fee Reform That Has Saved Consumers Billions

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management News, Lower Right 2, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Asks Congress to Protect Swipe Fee Reform That Has Saved Consumers Billions

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and retailers from across the country went to Capitol Hill on April 26 as Congress held a hearing on legislation that would repeal debit card swipe fee reform, telling lawmakers that reform has saved merchants and...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

Bears Take Control OPEC-non-OPEC deal may be unraveling Crude oil tanker movements reach a record Gasoline supply up; gasoline demand down Natural gas storage lags last year, well ahead of five-year average   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of...

PEI Updates PEI/RP100

April 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on PEI Updates PEI/RP100

The 2017 edition of PEI/RP100: Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems is available for purchase at www.PEI.org/RP100. The purchase price is $40 for Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members and $95 for non-members....

Refresh, Refuel, Reduce and Recycle at Your Local Convenience Store

April 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Refresh, Refuel, Reduce and Recycle at Your Local Convenience Store

If you’re like most Americans, you probably empty the trash in your car every time you fill up your gas tank at your local convenience store.   Seven in ten American drivers (70%) say that they use the trash can at the fueling island to dispose of...

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

April 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

The Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program, which has successfully led to millions of dollars worth of investment in new pumps and equipment that offer the choice of higher ethanol and biodiesel blends...

Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection...