Will More Lotteries Go Cashless?

Lottery tickets in many states require payment in cash, but some states are considering changing that to accept credit or debit cards NACS Online In many states, you can pay for your gas, snacks and drinks at a convenience store with a credit or debit card, but you can’t buy lottery tickets. Some states are…

AFPD voices its support for current and pending bills in Lansing, MI

West Bloomfield, MI. (DEC.9, 2016) – The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) applauded the House passing Senate Bill 853 on Thursday, December 1st. SB 853 would prevent local governments from banning or setting fees for containers like bags, cups, bottles or packaging.  If signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the bill would take effect…

Amazon Reveals ‘Checkout Free’ Food Store

Amazon Go, opening early next year, to offer meal kits, essentials BY Jon Springer Amazon on Monday announced details of an ambitious new brick-and-mortar convenience store, to be known as Amazon Go, which it said would offer consumers grocery essentials, convenience items and prepared foods-to-go without requiring them to check out. The 1,800-square-foot store, located…

Study Reveals Cross-Generational Interest In Alcohol

Drinking at home outperforms on-premise occasions across all groups By NACS Online Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirit products with regular frequency at home and on premise. This regularity creates an immense opportunity for beverage alcohol manufacturers to engage with shoppers…

Amazon Builds ‘Drive-In’ Grocery Store

The first brick-and-mortar location for the online retailer will resemble a 1950s drive-in diner rather than a traditional supermarket   NACS ONLINE Last month, Amazon announced it would be opening a drive-in grocery store as well as convenience store locations in a move from online to on-the-ground. Now, in its hometown of Seattle, the online…