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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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Food For Thought: 2/3/2016

Rich Kids Stay Rich, Poor Kids Stay Poor – FiveThirtyEight  FiveThirtyEight explores a new study that shows children from poor families are much less likely to work in adulthood than children from middle-class families and examines what that dynamic means …

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Food For Thought: 2/2/2016

Leaders At Some Of The Largest Tech Companies Are Trying To Fix The Biggest Problem Of The Century: Not Enough Time In The Day – Fast Company Fast Company looks at the decidedly “low tech” strategies being employed by technology …

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Food For Thought: 2/1/2016

The Real Cost of Paid Parental Leave For Businesses – Fast Company Fast Company explores the question; can paying an employee’s salary and benefits plus their temporary replacement ever really benefit the bottom line?   How Exactly Do The Iowa …

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What restaurants can learn from Uber’s playbook

By: Joe Kefauver Technology has created new opportunities to engage consumers and educate them about a restaurant company’s perspective on important issues, Kefauver says.   If you were an Uber user in Austin, Texas, this fall, you might have been …

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Food For Thought: 1/29/2016

Meet the Non-Voters: Why We Need to Hear What They Have to Say – National Journal  There are a lot of non-voters-more than two-fifths of the voting-eligible population-which means that together they wield considerable unused power. National Journal explores this demographic and its potential impact on everything …

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Food For Thought: 1/28/2016

10 Things Millennials Won’t Spend Money On – Time  By 2017, millennials will have more buying power than any other generation. From an aversion to big box stores to not wanting to take the advice of their peers, Time looks …

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