Four Food Trends for Summer

Vegan offerings, low-cal ice cream, bold snacks and flavored sparkling waters are in By NACS Online No one is going cold turkey on hot dogs, burgers or backyard barbecues, but this summer, consumers are expected to sample new, different foods and beverages, according to the Mintel Summer Food & Drink Trends reportfor 2018. Four food…

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

The gap continues to widen between soda and bottled water By NACS Online   Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water volume grew to 13.7…

Michigan Summer Gas Bulletin

Section 10d of the Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1st through September 15th each year to  not more  than 7.0 pounds per square inch (MCL 290.650d). If your firm dispenses or…

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 4%

With a tight job market, high-turnover industries like restaurants and convenience stores might find it harder to fill vacancies   By NACS Online   In early May, the U.S. Department of Labor released its most recent report on the nation’s labor market showing the unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest rate since 2000, the New…

C-Store Foodservice Drives In-Store Growth

NACS State of the Industry Summit data reveals that foodservice sales accounted for 22.5% of in-store sales in 2017   By NACS Online   U.S. convenience stores experienced a 15th straight year of record in-store sales, with in-store sales increasing 1.7% to a record $237.0 billion in 2017, per recently release NACS State of the…