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March 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

Retailers Call for Labor Secretary Who Will “Put the American Economy Ahead of Partisan Politics”

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the nomination of Alexander Acosta to head the federal Department of Labor:   “The Secretary of Labor plays an important role in many issues affecting the nation’s economy, so we hope to see this position filled ...

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UPDATED: Retailers Say Puzder Would Put Businesses and Workers Ahead of “Partisan Politics”

February 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on UPDATED: Retailers Say Puzder Would Put Businesses and Workers Ahead of “Partisan Politics”

Editor’s Note: It has been announced that Andrew Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination. According to Fox News, this is related to “growing pushback from Senate Republicans and others over his business background and personal life.”...

NACS: Consumer Optimism Remains Strong as Gas Prices Fall

February 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Consumer Optimism Remains Strong as Gas Prices Fall

A majority of Americans (57%) are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fell by 5 cents per gallon over the past month, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey of U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 13, 2017

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

Oil Prices React to OPEC and U.S. Tax Concerns OPEC compliance upward of 75% Non-OPEC factors gaining importance Cost of production from shale falling Natural gas pricing range bound   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of Powerhouse     The...

UPDATED: Chain Restaurants Say Puzder Would Be “Advocate for Balanced Public Policy” at Labor Department

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Editor’s Note: It has been announced that Andrew Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination. According to Fox News, this is related to “growing pushback from Senate Republicans and others over his business background and personal life.”...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 • Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 6, 2017

Hedging ULSD for Winter, 2017 – 2018 Up in the Air December 2017 ULSD trades near recent highs December ULSD typically bought in preceding February ULSD prices face contradictory signals: OPEC cuts crude oil, U.S. crude oil output growing​ Natural gas...

U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Growth

February 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Growth

The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 154,535 stores as of December 31, 2016, a 0.2% increase (340 stores) from the year prior, according to the 2017 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count....

NACS Calls for Rapid Action on Menu-Labeling Legislation

February 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS Calls for Rapid Action on Menu-Labeling Legislation

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) applauded the reintroduction of legislation to protect small businesses and their workers from the unreasonable burdens and potential criminal penalties of the Food and Drug Administration’s...

Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

February 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

Frederick J. Passman, PhD, Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   Does this photo look familiar? If you are a petroleum retailer who either owns or operates c-stores in urban areas, or if you are a fleet operator whose trucks line up at your fueling...

NRF/Forrester Study Finds Mobile Investments Pay Off in Evolving Retail Landscape

February 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF/Forrester Study Finds Mobile Investments Pay Off in Evolving Retail Landscape

Amid a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop, retailers are vying for time on their customers’ screens across all devices—before, during and after a purchase. This is according to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business...