CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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About 2 days ago

Tariffs Threaten Retailers’ Inventory Discipline

Tariffs Threaten Retailers’ Inventory Discipline – The Wall Street Journal Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are forcing retailers to buy early for the holidays to beat the tax but that could leave them with bloated inventories. Chicago May Become Largest …

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About 5 days ago

Labor Organizers Look To Apps To Reach Wider Audiences

Labor Organizers Look To Apps To Reach Wider Audiences – HuffPost HuffPost features OUR Walmart’s mobile app WorkIt and reveals plans from labor organizers to use the online platform to foster activism. While OUR Walmart has had limited success organizing …

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