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May 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

NACS Opposes Committee Action on Bill That Would Repeal Debit Swipe Fee Reform

On May 4, 2017, The House Financial Services Committee reported H.R. 10, the Financial Choice Act.  The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) opposes the bill because it includes a provision to repeal debit swipe fee reform. “As long as H.R. 10 includes a repeal of debit swipe fee reform, NACS urges the House of ...

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NRF Welcomes House Action to Repeal Obamacare

May 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Welcomes House Action to Repeal Obamacare

The National Retail Federation (NRF) today (May 4) applauded the House for passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   “Nothing in health care is ever easy or simple, but the House has...

NACS: Who Sells America’s Fuel?

May 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Who Sells America’s Fuel?

Americans fuel up their cars about four to five times every month at the estimated 150,000 fueling stations across the United States, but who owns these fueling locations? It’s highly unlikely that it’s an oil company and very likely it’s a one-store...

NRF Calls on House to Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

May 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Calls on House to Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

The National Retail Federation (NRF) called on the House to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying lawmakers should take advantage of a “real opportunity” rather than continue to debate details of the bill and risk failing to obtain sufficient votes...

NRF: Repeal of Swipe Fee Reform Would “Undermine Transparency and Competition” and Harm Consumers

May 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF: Repeal of Swipe Fee Reform Would “Undermine Transparency and Competition” and Harm Consumers

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has called on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act.   “Debit card swipe fee reform has brought...

Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

By Peter J. Cochefski   It was 1988 when the world of retail fueling in the United States changed forever—and for the better. That’s when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—in response to the shocking revelation that thousands of...

Shell Announces Completion of the Transaction to Separate Motiva Assets

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Shell Announces Completion of the Transaction to Separate Motiva Assets

 Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today (May 1, 2017) the completion of the transaction for the separation of assets, liabilities and businesses of Motiva Enterprises LLC. As announced when the definitive agreements were signed, the separation is as...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

WTI Crude Oil Breaks $50 Support Prices soften even as crude oil usage grows U.S. shale oil production benefitting from efficiency gains Crude oil demand is forecast to grow in 2017 and 2018 Natural gas injections grow, reflecting mild temperatures  ...

Retailers Agree with Trump That Lowering Business Taxes Would Grow Economy

April 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on 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...

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...