Dietary Panel Calls for Taxes on Sugary Drinks and Snacks

Critics say Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendations are departure from original intent NACS Online In early February, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its “scientific” recommendations to the government that are intended to shape federal nutrition policy and policy. Among its recommendations: Eat less red meat and tax sodas and snacks. The nation’s top nutritional…

Counterfeit E-Cigarettes on the Rise

In Europe and the United States, fake electronic cigarettes are hitting the market NACS Online For electronic cigarette makers such as England-based Liberty Flights Ltd., counterfeiting is becoming a problem. The Wall Street Journal reports that copycat versions of the company’s products have started appearing in several markets around the world, made with cheaper materials…

Cash Not Carried

NACS Online Survey shows that majority of consumers carry less than $20 in cash A new survey shows that fewer people are carrying cash, even as Americans think it’s still the safest way to pay. According to the newly released “Future of Retail Study” from Walker Sands, a Chicago-based PR agency, 56% of those surveyed…

Some Retailers Express Frustration with EMV

Major retailers discuss practical concerns about EMV implementation at payment technology conference EMV chip cards and mobile payments are a constant topic in the payments industry lately, but according to some, large merchants are far from sold on either technology. An article last month from DigitalTransactions.net cites merchant comments during a recent payments-technology conference, describing…