Liquor Store Owners Take Half-Mile Fight to Court

By Jonathan Oosting // Detroit News   A long-running battle over Michigan’s prohibition against liquor stores operating within a half-mile of each other is back in court as existing small business owners try to stop the state from eliminating the distance requirement. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello in January temporarily blocked plans to…

Foodservice No. 1 Driver for C-store Stops

A new survey by AlixPartners found that prepared foods and dispensed beverages top the list of consumer purchases in convenience stores By NACS Online   Convenience stores should focus on foodservice, including healthy options, according to a new survey from AlixPartners, Chain Store Age reports. Foodservice (27%) came in first for what consumers bought at…

Lipari Foods Acquires Wisconsin-Based Jim’s Cheese, LLC. Increasing Cheese Manufacturing Capabilities

WARREN, Mich. – On Monday, March 5, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., announced the acquisition of the cheese cutting and packaging business of Jim’s Cheese, LLC. of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Jim’s Cheese is known for its large selection of specialty, aged and cut out cheeses and has been supplying great Wisconsin…

House Passes ADA Lawsuit Reform

The legislation aims to curb frivolous lawsuits related to supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act By NACS Online   On February 15, 2018, the House of Representative passed bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing frivolous and abusive lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The practice of sending vague demand letters…

How to Bring Customers in from the Pump

Switching the focus to foodservice dollars   By CPS Daily News Convenience stores have long relied on gasoline sales, along with other traditional food and beverage items, to sustain them, but those days are waning. Consumers are coming to expect more when they enter a c-store, especially from foodservice offerings. But foodservice needs to be…