Credit Card Companies Ditch the Signature

In April, all major credit card firms will no longer require a signature for purchases made with chip cards   In April, all major credit card companies will no longer ask for signatures for transactions made with chip cards, Fox News reports. The change has been coming slowly since cards with security chips first appeared…

Convenience Stores Sales, Profits Edged Higher in 2017

CHICAGO – U.S. convenience stores experienced a 15th straight year of record in-store sales and a 4th straight year of $10 billion-plus in pretax profits, according to newly released NACS State of the Industry data, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier benchmarks and key performance category insights. The industry’s numbers were announced during the NACS…

Liquor Store Owners Take Half-Mile Fight to Court

By Jonathan Oosting // Detroit News   A long-running battle over Michigan’s prohibition against liquor stores operating within a half-mile of each other is back in court as existing small business owners try to stop the state from eliminating the distance requirement. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello in January temporarily blocked plans to…