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July 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Leighton O’Brien Appoints New President of Wetstock International

Leighton O’Brien announced the promotion of Greg Salverson to the newly appointed position of President, Wetstock International.   Formerly International Business Development Manager, Mr. Salverson will be responsible for continuing to grow the company’s global wetstock operations, establish and activate licensed software partners, grow...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 3, 2017

Oil Supply Still Stresses Bulls Three-month forecast of WTI moved below $50 Libya producing 1 million barrels daily Global crude oil stocks at five-year average level appears out of reach Natural gas injections fail expectations   Sincerely, Alan...

NACS: Strong Convenience Store Sales Fuel Retailer Optimism

June 29, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Strong Convenience Store Sales Fuel Retailer Optimism

Convenience store sales grew during the first half of 2017, and retailers are even more optimistic about sales for the second half of the year, according to the results of the latest quarterly survey of convenience retailers released today by the National...

NRF Supports Confirmation of Second NLRB Nominee

June 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Supports Confirmation of Second NLRB Nominee

The National Retail Federation (NRF) offered support for William Emanuel, President Trump’s latest nominee for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm both Emanuel and Trump’s earlier nominee, Marvin Kaplan....

NRF Says Senate Bill Would Make Health Care More Affordable, Accessible

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Says Senate Bill Would Make Health Care More Affordable, Accessible

The National Retail Federation praised a plan unveiled today by Senate Republican leadership to replace former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, saying the bill would protect the foundation of employer-based health benefits that are the source...

AAA: This Independence Day Will Be Historic, More Americans to Travel Than Ever Before

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on AAA: This Independence Day Will Be Historic, More Americans to Travel Than Ever Before

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

U.S. Oil Stocks Rebounding U.S. supply adds half of recent inventory drop in three weeks Bearish price outlook continues U.S. production reacting to lower bread-even prices Natural gas storage 11% lower than last year   Sincerely, Alan...

NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

June 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

Your car has trouble starting … the ride is sluggish and the engine “pings” … it suddenly stalls and the engine light comes on … it abnormally continues to sputter even after it’s turned off … and your first thought is: I must have filled up...

NRF Condemns Plan to Phase in Border Adjustment Tax

June 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Condemns Plan to Phase in Border Adjustment Tax

The National Retail Federation (NRF) condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) over five years.   “Phasing in a job-killing plan like the Border Adjustment Tax does nothing to fix...

New Market Disruption in Retail Gas Stations

June 14, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on New Market Disruption in Retail Gas Stations

By Doug Haugh   Market disruption seldom originates from obvious origins, which is one of the reasons it is so, well, disruptive. It seems pretty clear that if electric vehicles (EVs) replace gas and diesel in substantial numbers, we will need far fewer...