FDA Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigs

After its summer enforcement blitz, the U.S. FDA discovered that more than 1,100 stores and websites were illegally selling e-cig products to minors By NACS Online   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) just announced a series of actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to underage users. In the largest coordinated enforcement…

EPA, NHTSA Propose New Fuel Economy Standards

On August 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a proposed rule that would change the Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for model years 2021 through 2026. The new proposal, titled the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule,” would cap the standards at…

Victory on Wayfair v. South Dakota

By Food Marketing Institute   The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota (aka our Marketplace Fairness case) and we have scored a major victory! On a 5-4 vote, the Court overturned the 1992 “Quill” decision that effectively prevented states from collecting sales tax on transactions from remote sellers who do not…

U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes

2019 draft volumes are less than statutory targets By NACS Online On June 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule regarding the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020. Overall, EPA has proposed a 3.1% increase in renewable fuel blending. The proposed total renewable fuel requirement…

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 4%

With a tight job market, high-turnover industries like restaurants and convenience stores might find it harder to fill vacancies   By NACS Online   In early May, the U.S. Department of Labor released its most recent report on the nation’s labor market showing the unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest rate since 2000, the New…