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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: 2/26/2016

5 Ways Millennials Show Love On The Internet And Why Your Brand Should Care – Forbes Forbes looks at why the millennial generation is compelled to share their thoughts and opinions online with both friends and strangers online – and …

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Food For Thought: 2/25/2016

This Coalition of 20 Companies Thinks It Can Change U.S. Health Care – Harvard Business Review Many companies outsource management of their employees’ health care benefits to those with little incentive to improve value. The Harvard Business Review looks at …

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Food For Thought: 2/24/2016

Young Voters, Motivated Again – The New York Times The New York Times details one of the surprising trends of the presidential election season thus far, young Americans voting in big numbers and how their participation (which currently rivals and …

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Food For Thought: 2/23/2016

Could ‘Ghost Restaurants’ Be the Death of Traditional Restaurant Delivery? – Crain’s Business News Crain’s Business News explores the rise of “Ghost Restaurants,” (establishments that look like traditional restaurants from an online perspective, but that operate without an actual brick and …

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Food For Thought: 2/22/2016

Inside Jeb Bush’s $150 Million Failure – Politico  Politico offers an in-depth exploration of the reasons why Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign failed, and how the mechanics of that failure may impact politics and government far beyond this election cycle.   …

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Food For Thought: 2/19/2016

What Happened to the Business Community’s Clout? – Washington City Paper The Washington City Paper looks at the success of the labor activist agenda at the local level in Washington, D.C., blaming the decline in the business community’s ability to …

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Food For Thought: 2/18/2016

Why Pay Employees to Exercise When You Can Threaten Them? – Bloomberg News As healthcare costs continue to rise, more and more companies are working to encourage their employees to join wellness campaigns. As Bloomberg reports, it’s penalties rather than …

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