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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: 1/7/2016

You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition – Five Thirty Eight FiveThirtyEight looks at how studies examining the way foods influence health are inherently problematic. Interesting reading for those embarking on the latest “hot” diet – or those industries …

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Food For Thought: 1/6/2016

Wall Street, Techdom and the Hard Truth About Parental Leave – Bloomberg News In 2015, the percentage of large corporations offering paid leave jumped to 21 percent from 12 percent the previous year. That jump was fueled in large part …

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Food For Thought: 1/5/2016

The “Hollowing” of the Middle Class – Washington Post According to new research from the Pew Research Center, both upper and lower income households are growing at the expense of the middle class.   How Business Got Schooled – Fortune …

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Election year maneuvers and their impact on retailers

The following article appears in the December 23, 2015 edition of Retailing Today. By: Joe Kefauver With 2016 upon us, many employers find themselves nervously awaiting what election-year politics might bring to their doorsteps. Retailers and restaurant operators, more than …

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Food For Thought: 1/4/2016

A venture capitalist’s case for raising the minimum wage – National Journal A profile of the billionaire who’s behind a growing number of local minimum wage increases via his brand of “philanthropic activism.”   Why are 20 something’s retiring? – Bloomberg …

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