Why the U.S. Hispanic Grocery Market is One to Watch

By Parker Morse , The Marketing Insider   The U.S. Hispanic consumer segment is now surpassing $1.5 trillion in purchasing power. To put that in perspective, that’s akin to the 16th-largest economy in the world. That’s larger than the economy of Mexico. Moreover, it’s growing at a relatively fast clip, and is estimated to hit $1.7 trillion…

Small Businesses Drive Job Growth in Ohio 

Account for 64,691 Net New Jobs, Latest Data Shows   The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, today released its annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly profiles utilize the most recent statistics on employment, industry, and economic growth from federal data sources to create a small business narrative unique to…

FDA Targets Youth Tobacco Sale Violations

The agency released new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention plan to stop minor use of, and access to, e-cigarettes   By NACS Online   In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited 40 retailers for violations related to youth sales of JUUL e-cigarettes. The agency also announced a new blitz of…

What Consumers Think About Gas Prices

New NACS report reveals insights on consumer perceptions related to gas prices and the economy overall   By NACS Online With crude oil prices now hovering around $75 per barrel, there are real concerns on how higher oil prices could affect everything from the stock market to demand at the pump. To help cut through…

Is the Time of Oil Over?

Experts say the fuel has a future, but that it’s changing slowly By NACS Online   While yesteryear’s high oil prices drove industry efficiencies, the elevated cost of oil also brought about an oversupply and lower prices, CNBCreports. “That era of high-price oil that we had drove innovations all over the place especially in terms…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): What you Need to Know

Jacob Haffey, Intern // Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute   People are unknowingly struggling with and contributing to what are known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). “FASD” is an umbrella term that comprises fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorders (ARND), and alcohol related birth defects (ARBD). Research estimates 2 out of every 1,000…

5 Takeaways on the Fuel Outlook

OPIS’ Kloza expects a temperate short-term outlook for fuel and oil   By Samantha Oller, CSP Magazine*   The outlook for fuel in 2018? More of the same, but just a little more or less of it. That’s one takeaway from the motor fuels outlook presented by Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for…