Food Industry Helping to Fuel Michigan’s Economy

January 25, 2017 – Food retail stores are often the anchors of commerce in urban and rural communities across the state. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) commissioned a study by Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) to better understand the industry’s contribution to the state’s economy.  Michigan’s food retail…

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…