PCI Compliance Deadline Nears

Retailers have one more thing to worry about during the year-end sales push Come January 1, any business that takes credit cards must adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the third version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Even small companies that rely on third-party payment processors to store and…

Culture Is King

Executives from Wawa and OXXO emphasize the importance of culture and servant leadership at NACS Leadership Forum NACS Online The NACS Leadership Forum opened yesterday with Wawa President and CEO Christopher Gheysens and OXXO CEO Eduardo Padilla sharing their brand and culture insights from their respective operations. Gheysens emphasized the community connections behind Wawa’s corporate…

Dietary Panel Calls for Taxes on Sugary Drinks and Snacks

Critics say Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendations are departure from original intent NACS Online In early February, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its “scientific” recommendations to the government that are intended to shape federal nutrition policy and policy. Among its recommendations: Eat less red meat and tax sodas and snacks. The nation’s top nutritional…

Counterfeit E-Cigarettes on the Rise

In Europe and the United States, fake electronic cigarettes are hitting the market NACS Online For electronic cigarette makers such as England-based Liberty Flights Ltd., counterfeiting is becoming a problem. The Wall Street Journal reports that copycat versions of the company’s products have started appearing in several markets around the world, made with cheaper materials…