C-Store Foodservice Drives In-Store Growth

NACS State of the Industry Summit data reveals that foodservice sales accounted for 22.5% of in-store sales in 2017   By NACS Online   U.S. convenience stores experienced a 15th straight year of record in-store sales, with in-store sales increasing 1.7% to a record $237.0 billion in 2017, per recently release NACS State of the…

Small Businesses Drive Job Growth in Ohio 

Account for 64,691 Net New Jobs, Latest Data Shows   The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, today released its annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly profiles utilize the most recent statistics on employment, industry, and economic growth from federal data sources to create a small business narrative unique to…

FDA Targets Youth Tobacco Sale Violations

The agency released new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention plan to stop minor use of, and access to, e-cigarettes   By NACS Online   In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited 40 retailers for violations related to youth sales of JUUL e-cigarettes. The agency also announced a new blitz of…

What Consumers Think About Gas Prices

New NACS report reveals insights on consumer perceptions related to gas prices and the economy overall   By NACS Online With crude oil prices now hovering around $75 per barrel, there are real concerns on how higher oil prices could affect everything from the stock market to demand at the pump. To help cut through…