Foodservice No. 1 Driver for C-store Stops

A new survey by AlixPartners found that prepared foods and dispensed beverages top the list of consumer purchases in convenience stores By NACS Online   Convenience stores should focus on foodservice, including healthy options, according to a new survey from AlixPartners, Chain Store Age reports. Foodservice (27%) came in first for what consumers bought at…

Lipari Foods Acquires Wisconsin-Based Jim’s Cheese, LLC. Increasing Cheese Manufacturing Capabilities

WARREN, Mich. – On Monday, March 5, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., announced the acquisition of the cheese cutting and packaging business of Jim’s Cheese, LLC. of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Jim’s Cheese is known for its large selection of specialty, aged and cut out cheeses and has been supplying great Wisconsin…

House Passes ADA Lawsuit Reform

The legislation aims to curb frivolous lawsuits related to supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act By NACS Online   On February 15, 2018, the House of Representative passed bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing frivolous and abusive lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The practice of sending vague demand letters…

How to Bring Customers in from the Pump

Switching the focus to foodservice dollars   By CPS Daily News Convenience stores have long relied on gasoline sales, along with other traditional food and beverage items, to sustain them, but those days are waning. Consumers are coming to expect more when they enter a c-store, especially from foodservice offerings. But foodservice needs to be…

Association Successfully Stops ‘Half-Mile’ Rule Rescission . . . For Now

A multi-state trade association representing retailers successfully – albeit possibly temporarily – stopped the rescission of a state rule that prohibits liquor stores from operating within a half mile from one another   On January 24th, Judge Stephen Borrello issued an order staying rescission of Michigan’s longstanding “half-mile” rule pending any future court order. The…

Treasury: Individual Income Tax Filing Season Officially Begins

  Early Filers Prevent Cybercriminals from Stealing Refunds    Michigan’s individual income tax filing season officially begins today, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Effective immediately, Michiganders can start filing their 2017 tax year state individual income tax returns online or through the U.S. Postal Service. All individual income tax returns must be…

ATM ‘Jackpotting’ Hits U.S.

Secret Service warns ATM jackpotting attacks seen in other countries are hitting the United States By NACS Online   ABC News reports that the U.S. Secret Service is warning banks across the country about a new means of robbing ATMs, called “jackpotting,” that’s been seen in Europe and Mexico and now hitting the United States…