Consumers Have a Growing Appetite for Protein

Research indicates consumers place high importance on protein when planning meals, shopping and eating, but they may not have accurate knowledge about all protein sources By NACS Online   Protein is important. According to a report from consumer research firm Nielsen, 55% of U.S. households say protein is a major consideration when buying groceries, and…

Amazon Could Open 3,000 C-stores

Ambitious expansion of cashierless Amazon Go stores in the next few years seen as potential threat to QSRs and fast casual restaurants By NACS Online   On the heels of unveiling its first Amazon Go store in Chicago in September, Amazon.com Inc. is now considering scaling up with as many as 3,000 new cashierless Amazon…

FDA Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigs

After its summer enforcement blitz, the U.S. FDA discovered that more than 1,100 stores and websites were illegally selling e-cig products to minors By NACS Online   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) just announced a series of actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to underage users. In the largest coordinated enforcement…

CareWorksComp September Newsletter

Children are back in school and the Ohio corn fields are full and tall. I actually saw Halloween decorations in the store the other day. Can’t summer just last a little bit longer?   9/30/2018 is your Experience “snapshot” for the upcoming 7/1/2019 Rate Year: One of the most important dates this month is September…

Consumers Are Souring on Added Sugar

Additional sugar on ingredient lists can have a negative impact on purchasing decisions, shoppers say By NACS Online   Consumers say that listing added sugars on the upcoming new Nutrition Facts Label would impact their purchase decisions, according to a survey by Ingredion Inc., an ingredient provider based in Westchester, Illinois, and reported by Food Business…

Pennsylvania’s Skimming Law in Effect

The law criminalizes the act of placing skimming or scanning devices on ATMs and gas pumps By NACS Online   Pennsylvania’s new law that criminalizes putting scanning or skimming devices on ATMs and fuel pumps is now in effect, Land Line Magazinereports. The previous regulation made it hard for prosecutors to charge individuals who are…

Legislature Approves Bill That Would Make California 1st State to Restrict Plastic Straws at Restaurants

By the Los Angeles Times   California is poised to become the first state to restrict the distribution of plastic straws at restaurants under a bill approved Thursday by lawmakers, capturing the attention of environmentalists nationwide who hope the idea, like many with origins in the Golden State, will spread across the nation. The legislation, which would…