Grocery Shopping Takes More Than One Stop

Increasingly, Americans are no longer satisfied with shopping for food in one store   By NACS Online For more consumers today, buying groceries involves multiple trips to several stores, USA Today reports. Half of U.S. supermarket shoppers visit three or more stores to purchase bread, milk and household products and buy five items or more…

Skimmers Switch to ‘Shimmers’

A new tool in the arsenal of criminals out to steal credit card data is a card-shaped device that’s paper-thin   By NACS Online   Just when you thought the tide might be shifting toward the good guys in the skimming game, the bad guys unleash a new weapon—the shimmer, WFMY-TV reports. The paper-thin device…

Labor Department Signals Changes in Overtime

Department says it wants salary to be a factor in overtime eligibility   NACS Online   The U.S. Labor Department suggested last week that it could lower the salary threshold for overtime eligibility set under the Obama administration, Reuters reports. The news source writes that the department asserted to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S Circuit…

How to Avoid Gas Station Skimmers

With the assistance of NACS, the Federal Trade Commission provides tips for both consumers and retailers   NACS Online Ahead of one of the summer’s biggest travel weekends, the Federal Trade Commission, with assistance from NACS, posted two blogs offering advice to motorists and gasoline stations on how to avoid skimmers at the pump. In…

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

The online retailer announced the acquisition on June 16th, which analysts predict will increase its competition with Walmart   By NACS Online   Online retailer Amazon.com has announced it will acquire the Whole Foods supermarket chain for $13.7 billion, the New York Times reports. The deal pushes the competition between Amazon and Walmart to new…