Education, Evaluation, and Enrollment

It might help businesses to think of the workers’ compensation year in three parts: Education, Evaluation, and Enrollment.  Spring is generally the time for “Education”, with our seminars and the Ohio Safety Congress taking place. As we’ve now moved on to the middle of the year, we’ve reached the “Evaluation” phase. Here at CareWorksComp, we’re…

What C-Stores Can Learn from Toys R Us

Did now-defunct retailers fail to provide a compelling experience at a time when it mattered? By Frank Beard // NACS Online   Toys R Us closed downon June 29. Social media was abuzz as people shared a mixture of nostalgic memories and sadness, and a photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving an empty store quickly…

Bottled Water Keeps Growing

New products continue adding excitement to the category for healthy hydration options NACS Online Consumers’ concern over healthy hydration continues to boost the bottled water category, according to the 2018 water market report from Mintel. Bottled water has long been a healthier choice for consumers, the report noted, but it’s no longer boring. Producers are…

Make Way for On-Demand Gasoline

New trends may alter the future of gas stations By NACS Online Everyone loves delivery services, but forget pizza and florists. Now Yoshi, a gasoline provider in Silicon Valley, is delivering fuel directly to individual cars and fleets in 14 cities, according to The Outline, an online news publication. Drivers in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland,…

Starbucks Will Ditch Plastic Straws

By 2020, the company will replace plastic straws with straw-free lids or alternative-material straws as part of its initiative to lower waste worldwide By NACS Online Starbucks Coffee Co. will eliminate plastic straws from its stores within two years as part of its initiative to slash its waste across the world, the Wall Street Journalreports.…

Victory on Wayfair v. South Dakota

By Food Marketing Institute   The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota (aka our Marketplace Fairness case) and we have scored a major victory! On a 5-4 vote, the Court overturned the 1992 “Quill” decision that effectively prevented states from collecting sales tax on transactions from remote sellers who do not…

U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes

2019 draft volumes are less than statutory targets By NACS Online On June 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule regarding the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020. Overall, EPA has proposed a 3.1% increase in renewable fuel blending. The proposed total renewable fuel requirement…