Consumers Are Souring on Added Sugar

Additional sugar on ingredient lists can have a negative impact on purchasing decisions, shoppers say By NACS Online   Consumers say that listing added sugars on the upcoming new Nutrition Facts Label would impact their purchase decisions, according to a survey by Ingredion Inc., an ingredient provider based in Westchester, Illinois, and reported by Food Business…

Pennsylvania’s Skimming Law in Effect

The law criminalizes the act of placing skimming or scanning devices on ATMs and gas pumps By NACS Online   Pennsylvania’s new law that criminalizes putting scanning or skimming devices on ATMs and fuel pumps is now in effect, Land Line Magazinereports. The previous regulation made it hard for prosecutors to charge individuals who are…

Legislature Approves Bill That Would Make California 1st State to Restrict Plastic Straws at Restaurants

By the Los Angeles Times   California is poised to become the first state to restrict the distribution of plastic straws at restaurants under a bill approved Thursday by lawmakers, capturing the attention of environmentalists nationwide who hope the idea, like many with origins in the Golden State, will spread across the nation. The legislation, which would…

Grocers Lower Costs by Reducing Carbon Footprint

LED lighting and thermal energy storage are the newest green energy solutions for grocers By NACS Online According to FoodDive, grocers and retailers quickly are realizing the benefits of green energy solutions that trim costs, reduce their carbon footprint and improve the customer experience. Walmart says it reduced costs by more than $100 million by…

The Top Four Reasons Self-Checkout Fails in Grocery

And why line-free mobile checkout is the future By Will Hogben/ CEO, FutureProof Retail   The first iteration of what we now call “self-checkout” in the grocery industry was launched at the Food Marketing Institute’s annual convention in 1987. The “Automatic Checkout Machine” was unveiled by a Florida company called CheckRobot, and it was received…

Getting High-Income Millennials to Pump Gas

PYMNTS found that mobile apps draw this demographic to gas stations By NACS Online Which consumer segment is more likely to use mobile apps at the pump? High-income millennials, according to an analysis by Pymnts.com. This demographic—born between 1978 and 1995 and earning between $75,000 and $150,000—enjoys the convenience and speed of mobile apps, especially…