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…

More Online Retailers Moving to Actual Stores

The age of web-based shopping has fueled brick-and-mortar openings NACS Online Online shopping has changed the buying habits of Americans, but many online-only retailers are opening physical locations to further enhance the shopping experience, the New York Times reports. For example, last month, Amazon.com hinted that it might open convenience stores. Both big and small…

The Possible Trump Tax Plan

By: Randall A. Denha, Esq.* After what seemed to be the longest election cycle in recent memory (in no small part due to constant media coverage), which saw jabs, upper cuts and occasional knock-outs on the campaign trail, the American public has elected Donald Trump as president of the United States. While he, along with…