Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Amid rising opposition to flavored tobacco products, retailers should not give up hope

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twenty years ago, when Charlie Rose (pictured above) opened Charlie’s Chocolate & Cravings in a downtown St. Paul, Minn., office tower, he sold high-end chocolates, thinking his professional clientele had a sweet tooth for upscale confections. He was wrong. Voting with their...

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Proposals move forward as lawmakers weigh pros and cons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Committees from both the Illinois Senate and the House of Representatives endorsed proposals that would raise the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from the current age of 18 years old to 21. On Feb. 6, the Senate Public Health Committee voted 6-2 in favor of the change...

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Proposed legislation gives convenience stores more flexibility

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would ease the Affordable Care Act rule requiring convenience stores and other foodservice operations to display nutrition information, such as calorie counts, on menus. The bill now moves on to the Senate for...

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