Legislation Introduced in Lansing Effecting Fuel Retailers

By Dan Papineau // MIRA Director, Government Relations Recently a pair of State Representatives introduced two separate but significantly similar pieces of legislation to combat the installation of skimmers in fuel dispensers. While this may seem like well-intentioned legislation, MIRA has major concerns. “Skimmers” are devices placed by criminals inside a fuel dispenser’s credit card…

The Next Wave of EMV

Convenience and fuel retailers prepare for EMV implementation at the pump and ATM By NACS Online With the October 1, 2017, EMV liability shift looming for automate fuel dispensers, many U.S. convenience store operators are preparing for the switch—to the tune of $6 billion. Upgrading fuel dispenser point-of-sale technology comes with a price tag as…

SpartanNash Promotes Staples to President

  By Kristen Cloud // The Shelby Report Dave Staples, COO of SpartanNash, has added the role of president to his duties. Dennis Eidson, who held the president’s title, will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and CEO; the move enables Eidson to continue to focus on long-term strategic growth opportunities, according to the company.…

Marijuana to remain illegal under federal law, DEA says

By Donna Leinwand Leger // USA Today Marijuana advocates who hoped the cascade of states moving to legalize medical marijuana would soften the federal stance on the drug faced disappointment as the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose. Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are…

2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey: Same-Store Sales Increase 2.1%

By Kristen Cloud // National Grocers Association FMS and the National Grocers Association (NGA) have released the results of the 2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey, covering fiscal year 2015. This joint study polled independent supermarket operators in 38 states and four Canadian provinces on their financial performance and business strategies, and provides an in-depth look at the economic, political…