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April 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2017

Crude Oil Stocks Resume Growth, Little Price Response Crude oil stocks reach new record, little price response Planned SPR release will add to crude oil glut Constrained OPEC production agreement ends in June Natural gas supply surplus growing   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse       The Matrix Commercial crude oil in...

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NACS Publishes Community Toolkit

March 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS Publishes Community Toolkit

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has published a new Community Toolkit, which provides ideas and examples of numerous community-focused areas that retailers of all sizes can implement. It is the fourth toolkit that has been...

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...

Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs). Simultaneously, the retail fuel industry was working...

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...

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...