Skimmers Switch to ‘Shimmers’

A new tool in the arsenal of criminals out to steal credit card data is a card-shaped device that’s paper-thin   By NACS Online   Just when you thought the tide might be shifting toward the good guys in the skimming game, the bad guys unleash a new weapon—the shimmer, WFMY-TV reports. The paper-thin device…

How to Avoid Gas Station Skimmers

With the assistance of NACS, the Federal Trade Commission provides tips for both consumers and retailers   NACS Online Ahead of one of the summer’s biggest travel weekends, the Federal Trade Commission, with assistance from NACS, posted two blogs offering advice to motorists and gasoline stations on how to avoid skimmers at the pump. In…

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

The online retailer announced the acquisition on June 16th, which analysts predict will increase its competition with Walmart   By NACS Online   Online retailer Amazon.com has announced it will acquire the Whole Foods supermarket chain for $13.7 billion, the New York Times reports. The deal pushes the competition between Amazon and Walmart to new…

Global Alcohol Consumption Declining

IWSR data finds that global alcohol consumption is declining faster for beer than wine and spirits   NACS Online The latest International Wine and Spirits Record (IWSR) data suggests that the consumption of alcoholic drinks is declining at an increasingly faster rate than has been previously reported. For 2016, the IWSR reports that the global…

Calorie Count Delay Praised by Retailers

Convenience stores will use the delay to work with the FDA for the ability to post calories in a centralized location NACS Online The Associated Press reports that calorie counts will continue being posted on some restaurant and foodservice operation menus and menu boards, even with a delay in the Food and Drug Administration’s menu-labeling…