Food Retailers help feed Michigan’s Economy as Governor Snyder Declares Food Retailers Week

West Bloomfield, MI (September 21, 2016) — Did you know that the Food industry directly supports 198,000 full and part-time jobs along with an additional 75,000 indirect jobs?  The food industry also contributes a gross total of $24.8 billion to Michigan’s economy through its direct sales, indirect economic impact on other industries and employment.  These…

The Next Wave of EMV

Convenience and fuel retailers prepare for EMV implementation at the pump and ATM By NACS Online With the October 1, 2017, EMV liability shift looming for automate fuel dispensers, many U.S. convenience store operators are preparing for the switch—to the tune of $6 billion. Upgrading fuel dispenser point-of-sale technology comes with a price tag as…

2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey: Same-Store Sales Increase 2.1%

By Kristen Cloud // National Grocers Association FMS and the National Grocers Association (NGA) have released the results of the 2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey, covering fiscal year 2015. This joint study polled independent supermarket operators in 38 states and four Canadian provinces on their financial performance and business strategies, and provides an in-depth look at the economic, political…

2016 WIC Vendor Conference

By Ed Dichoza // WIC Division – Vendor Management & Operations WIC Vendor Management and Operations will be hosting the Inaugural WIC Vendor Conference on August 11, 2016, at the Radisson Downtown – Lansing.  The conference program is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Our goal is to enhance the WIC Program/WIC vendor relationship…