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…

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…

ATM ‘Jackpotting’ Hits U.S.

Secret Service warns ATM jackpotting attacks seen in other countries are hitting the United States By NACS Online   ABC News reports that the U.S. Secret Service is warning banks across the country about a new means of robbing ATMs, called “jackpotting,” that’s been seen in Europe and Mexico and now hitting the United States…

New Tax Laws Means New Opportunities

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M. With the passage of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act), many tax attorneys, along with our clients running closely held businesses, have already begun reviewing and implementing tax-efficient strategies. Three Areas to Focus On The 2017 Tax Act provides many new planning…

C-Stores Appeal to Health-Conscious Consumers

With 7-Eleven’s introduction of cold-pressed juice, the c-store trend of healthier options remains strong   By NACS Online   In January, 7-Eleven announced it would start selling cold-pressed organic, vegan, fair trade, gluten-free and non-GMO juice alongside Slurpees, sodas and snacks, the Washington Post reports. The change is part of a sweeping trend in the…

Will Convenience Stores Welcome Bitcoin ATMs?

Bitcoin teller machines are slowly making inroads into bodegas and corner stores By NACS Online   Bitcoin teller machines (BTMs) have become hot properties, showing up at convenience stores, gas stations and liquor stores, Pacific Standard Magazine reports. New York City now has more than 80 BTMs, with dozens more in other areas. BTM makers…