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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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About 2 years ago

Only The Lonely…

By:  Joe Kefauver It’s an interesting time in the political universe of entry-level employment. Relative to other industries, there has always been a certain amount of cohesion within the retail and restaurant world when it comes to managing the political aspects of basic business model …

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About 2 years ago

The Fight For $15 Per Hour: How Did We Get Here?

By:  Joe Kefauver Over a decade ago, a then relatively little known author named Malcolm Gladwell published a book that has become a seminal work when it comes to identifying and discussing that point when a nascent trend blossoms into …

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About 2 years ago

The worth of words

By:  Joe Kefauver We all know the old axiom that words matter. Whether we are business owners, public policy professionals, lawyers, teachers, policemen or any other profession, how we communicate to our constituencies — customers, voters and the general public …

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